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The Full Story

Christopher Jasper  was born and raised attending the Traditional Latin Mass. Having sung in choirs and scholas since a small boy soprano, he has assiduously studied & sung chant for 25 years & directed scholas in many locations since 2007. Some of the places he has directed include:

  • Mel Gibson's private Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, CA (2007-2009)

  • the historic Five Wounds church in San Jose, CA (2009-2011)

  • Cathedral of St Thomas Aquinas in Reno, NV (2011-2012)

  • St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene, ID (2013-2018)

 

In addition to personal experience, some of his studies and training include:

  • Schola Cantor and Choir Bass under Mr Jeffrey Morse from 2001-2007 at St Stephen the First Martyr, in Sacramento, CA (Mr. Morse was himself a student of the late Dr Mary Berry)

  • Continual self study, daily praying the Divine Office and listening 

  • Advanced studies at the great Abbey of Solesmes & at Le Centre d'Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance in Tours, France, both under the direction of Dom Saulnier, former director of chant research at Solesmes. Sadly, Daniel Saulnier is no longer a monk nor priest. Please keep him in your prayers.

 

In 2014, Christopher entered and became a Postulant at the traditional Benedictine monastery (Monastero di San Benedetto) in Norcia, Italy. After discovering this was not his vocation, he left as an Oblate of the monastery and remains so to this day. 

He is currently married with 3 children, living in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where they attend St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, a Traditional Latin Mass parish.