J. Michael Thompson is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He is a pastoral musician and liturgist, as well as a composer, and an author. The Schola is made up of professionally trained musicians dedicated to the principles enshrined in the documents of the Second Vatican Council.
Explores the cycles of the Christmas feast, bringing out riches from the storehouse of Gregorian chant, Byzantine chant, Slavic chant, tied together with a narration permitting the listener to enter deeply into the event. It invites the faithful into a new dialogue with this ancient feast, permitting the spiritual benefits to overflow into the secular celebration.