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Rosary & funeral plans set for Paul Salamunovich

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For those wishing to attend memorial services for the late, great Paul Salamunovich, here is the schedule:

Friday, May 2, 7 pm
St. Charles Borromeo
10800 Moorpark St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(at Moorpark & Landershim)

Saturday, May 3, 10 am
Funeral Mass
Blessed Sacrament
6657 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(at Sunset & Cherokee)

For a little additional information, here’s a quote from Stephen Salamunovich taken about an hour ago from the “Paul Salamunoivich Page” on Facebook:

Due to logistics, the funeral will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood at Sunset and Cherokee where Paul went to school, sang in the boys choir, the men’s choir and later was choir director. Burial will be private. I want to again post Paul’s wishes for the funeral so everyone can plan accordingly. The format for the funeral was very important to Paul and was the custom among the members of the St. Charles Borromeo Choir family when one of them passed. When a member died, the choir came down from the choir loft and sat in the pews downstairs where the family would sit and sing from there. The idea here was that the choir WAS a family and they buried their own. In keeping with this and expecting there would be a number of former-choir members of the St. Charles/St. Basi’s, LMU, Mount Saint Mary’s College, LAMC, St. Charles Children’s/Boy Choirs, orchestra members, All-States, workshops, colleagues etc. that might come, he specifically wanted everyone to sing for him one last time and more importantly, together as a family. He wanted people who shared his journey and the joy in singing, to express it all together on his behalf and to help send him home to God. We will be printing a Mass program that will include the music so everyone will have one and can sing. All the music will be primarily in unison including the chant requiem. The only two exceptions will be the Arcadelt [sic] Ave Maria and the “O God Of Lovliness, both of which will be in 4 parts. We hope you can come and help us celebrate Paul’s life.


Photo credit:  St. Borromeo Church webpage

One thought on “Rosary & funeral plans set for Paul Salamunovich

  1. As an LMU alumni and chorale member, I had the pleasure of having Paul as my director in the early ’70s. Every time I hear Chorale music I think of his unending energy, his enthusiasm and wonderful guidance he provide to all us of chorale members. I plan on being at the funeral to honor him and once again enjoy the music.


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