Today’s Cincinnati Enquirer features a profile of Dr. Helmut J. Roehrig’s Musica Sacra, a choir he founded 48 years ago to preserve the Church’s patrimony of sacred music. Their first concert of the season is next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, at Covington’s cathedral basilica, where they will perform Schubert’s Mass No. 3. Here’s a snippet:

The region boasts numerous choirs, but the goal of Musica Sacra has been unique for 48 years. Roehrig, a native of Germany, founded the choir, an ecumenical ensemble, with 25 singers in 1965. His vision was to present neglected choral masterpieces of the sacred repertoire, using original orchestrations in church settings, as they were intended to be performed.

The hour-long programs typically draw audiences of up to 400. This year, besides Covington, a holiday concert will be presented at Our Lord Christ the King Church in December, and a spring concert will take place at St. Francis de Sales Church in Walnut Hills in March.

Musica Sacra’s website is here.