- no. 7 Andante “Choeur de Voix Humaines”
Nicholas Botkins is the Director of Sacred Music/Master of the Choirs at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory in Saint Louis, MO. The Oratory is an Apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. The Oratory Choir of Saint Francis de Sales is the principal choral ensemble for all feasts and solemnities at the Oratory. Their repertoire encompasses nearly eleven centuries of music, from medieval chant to renaissance polyphony, from orchestral Masses of the 18th and 19th century to new choral compositions that are consonant with the so-called Roman School of Sacred Music. Since 2008 the Oratory choir has sung hundreds of motets, as well as nearly thirty orchestral Masses. This September the Oratory Choir under the direction of Nicholas released its debut CD “O Lux Beatissima.” The CD includes the first commercial recording of Max Filke’s Missa in honorem beatae Mariae Virginis.
Nicholas is also Chapel Organist for the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Sisters). In 2011 Nicholas edited the sisters’ English Kyriale for the new translation of the Mass; this Kyriale is now used by all of their English-speaking houses throughout the U.S. and England.