Dennis Ferrante was the Director of Music at Christ the King parish, Worcester MA for 30 years. The cornerstone of the parishes music ministry has been a philosophy of capturing the expressive meaning of 'Catholic' as presented in the parish repertoire and the many musical groups which Dennis led. The Festival Choir, Folk Ensemble and Youth Choir each contribute a level of imagination, and tradition that encourages active and full assembly participation in song and worship.
Dennis was also Music Director at St Anne's Shrewsbury, St John's in Worcester and while a student there, the organist at Assumption College.
Dennis got his start in music education and liturgy at the Power Memorial Academy in New York City where he studied in under James Welch, the founder of the Welch Chorale and director of the Chorale at the Power Memorial Academy. Dennis then studied under James E. Topper, Music Director of St Augustine of Hippo in Union City, NJ before settling in the Worcester area in 1968.
Dennis passed from this life on January 20, 2018. Wake is at Christ the King church on Thursday, January 25 4-8 pm, funeral Mass is Friday, January 26 at 11 am.
Your chapter executive have decided to donate and collect donations in support of the national mission of the National association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) in memory of Dennis C. Ferrante's life and ministry. All gifts collected here will be made to the One NPM Fund or the Mark C. Kulyk Fund for Music Ministry (special projects).