A kind reader reminded me that January 31 marks five years since Mr. Nick Botkins was named Dirctor of Sacred Music at St. Francis de Sales Oratory.
The Mass is the Mass, of course, and the TLM is said in a greater number of places all the time. But I can say that the sacred music at the Oratory is something special. Mr. Botkins took a music program that was good and made it sublime, maximizing the skills of his scholae, choristers, and musicians.
As anyone who has attended the Oratory or the Gaudete Gala can attest, we are very blessed to have him.
Congratulations! Don't go anywhere, especially to Texas. That gets old.