Quiz Round 6 -
Who was The Priests’ recording engineer for their first albums (= who mixed the albums and recorded the orchestra and choirs)?
(Note: Think of the ITV-
During a PBS interview in 2009, Fr David was asked what kind of “pop-
What were the solo-
What were the solo-
Fr Eugene was once invited by Pope John Paul II. to sing with him and for him during a Mass. What gift did the Holy Father offer him afterwards?
Fr Martin likes several contemporary composers and compositions and talked about them at various occasions. Could you name a few?
Can you name a few of Fr David’s musical solo works?
Who was one of the guest stars at The Priests’ concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 5 May 2009? Why was the invitation to participate in the concert offered to that person? And what was that person’s reaction to the three Fathers?
On the solemnity of St Joseph (19 March) 2009, two of The Priests celebrated Mass in Montréal (Église Notre-
Of The Priests, who did that – and who was missing and why?
On 16 Feb 2009 at night, The Priests participated in a big concert in Belfast Cathedral. Early the next morning they had to catch a plane to go on a promotional trip. Where did they go?
When was the first time The Priests had seen Pope John Paul II. live?
How many times did Fr Martin move between 2000 and 2009?
Fr David spent seven years as a teacher at Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast – after having obtained what kind of degree from what kind of institution (when)?
Of The Priests, who considers himself “the venerable member of this boy band”?
In 2009, the Classical Brit Awards (which also celebrated its 10th Anniversary) was a special occasion for The Priests because their album had been nominated for the first time and they were invited to perform during the Brits.
Were there any other reasons perhaps why it was a “special occasion” for them?
How did Prince Charles characterize The Priests’ performance when being presented with a copy of their latest CD?
During a TV programme in Montréal, Frs Eugene and Martin had a few tricky questions “sprung” on them that they handled very well. Seeing that they didn’t lose their equilibrium, the journalist switched gears and asked them “what they had in common with Beyoncé”? Given their famous Irish sense of humour – how did the Fathers react to that resp. what did they answer?
Can you name a few operas where Fr David was performing?
Quite often people come up to The Priests after a concert, asking for prayers or telling them that they are praying for them, too. How do you think the Fathers feel about that? After all it’s mixing the different levels of their musical life with their priestly life.
The rendition of … which song earned Fr Eugene a nomination for Best Comedian in the AIMS Awards?
During his time in the Irish College Fr Martin was invited to sing in the Sistine Chapel and to meet Pope John Paul II. afterwards. How old was he at that stage and how did he feel about it?
Of The Priests, who mentioned during which interview how touching it had been for him being consulted by young people (where?) for his advice re their possible vocation?
Apart from their royal listeners – why was performing for TRH Charles and Camilla so very special for The Priests on 3 Feb 2009?
Of The Priests, who once said of himself during an interview: “I am an optimist by nature!”
Of The Priests, who can be seen “with a wise mentor” in his photo gallery on the website?
Fr Eugene has always been a very gadget minded individual. Can you recall the occasion when he talked about his first encounter with the inside-
(A “bonus” question: What would Americans call a valve radio?)
Sometimes during interviews, The Priests are asked a number of seemingly “tricky” questions re their faith and/or Church, which they handle most comfortably and without ever being surprised.
Why do you think that is?
Of The Priests, who was once one of the chaplains of St. Peter’s (= diocesan cathedral in Belfast) Boy’s Schola?
Of The Priests, who once said he tended to feel isolated in his school years up to the age of 11 – and why would that be the case?
Of The Priests, and with regard to entering the priesthood, who has been repeatedly heard to say: “It was not like a Damascene conversion and I suspect it was curiosity more than anything else. It’s a bit like a marriage: Before you cross the threshold there are no strings. Then the challenge is to live to that commitment.”
Answers for Round 6
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