Easter. Was it in defiance? A standing room only crowd at the cathedral in Sydney. Who can explain community reaction to recent history?
The liturgy was a total knock out. Grandiose and thrilling music. Widor et al thundered out while elegant choristers enriched the proceedings - and how ! Many would find all this alien or worse but liturgy such as this has a long heritage good and bad as it is.
At the same time, acknowledging the human weaknesses, dreadful abuse, the folly, and the extravagantness of the institution.
Maybe pre-vatican 2 conservatism has no role in the music ministry. Be grateful for small mercies.