Steven Warner

Steve Warner (B.A. Religious Studies, St. Michael's College, Vermont); M.A., Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana) is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Notre Dame Folk Choir and, until 2021, Associate Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre in Dublin, Ireland.   He joined Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry staff in 1979, continuing there for more than thirty-five years. By 2016 the Folk Choir, begun in 1980, had more than 60 singers and instrumentalists, an international touring tradition (including Australia) and a repertoire spanning all styles and many languages.

Warner’s liturgical compositions were embodied in "Songs of the Notre Dame Folk Choir," begun with World Library Publications of Chicago, IL, in 1990, with about 100 octavos published, including the Mass of Charity and Love and Mass for Our Lady. His works are published by WLP, GIA, and Oregon Catholic Press, including his most recent work, The Passion According to Saint John for Good Friday.

In 2016 he became Associate Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, at St. John Henry Newman’s University Church in Dublin. The choir he founded, the Newman Vocare Ensemble, released their first album, Easter in Ireland, with GIA in 2020. After retiring, a generous endowment was created in his name, ensuring a tradition of liturgical excellence for years to come in Ireland.

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