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Steven Warner received his B.A. in Religious Studies from St. Michael's College in Winooski Park, Vermont, where he then served as a Director of Liturgy for two years. He moved to the University of Notre Dame, earning a Master's in Theology/Liturgy in 1980.

Mr. Warner joined the Campus Ministry staff at Notre Dame in 1979. Since that time he has continued to build up programs and enhance the integrity of sacred music and worship at the University. With his assistance the liturgical tradition on campus continues to grow, influenced by the presence of the Folk Choir and the liturgy preparation materials published through his office. A new hymnal supplement, residence hall music workshops, planning and celebration of campus-wide liturgical events, and coordination of musical resources for more than three dozen residence communities all take shape under his guidance. For the past decade, Mr. Warner has taught liturgical music to the graduate students involved in the Alliance for Catholic Education, a volunteer teaching corps headquartered at Notre Dame.
The Folk Choir was founded by Mr. Warner in 1980. Then a group of a dozen vocalists with no musical library, the group has now grown to more than fifty singers, instrumentalists, an assistant director, and several assistants pursuing their Master’s degrees in Sacred Music. The choir began a regular schedule of national and international tours in 1988, and recently completed its eighth trip to Ireland and Scotland in May of 2008. Their travels have taken them to New England, the Southeast, British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and California, as well as tours throughout the Midwest..

The repertoire of the choir is published exclusively through World Library Publications of Chicago, IL. "Songs of the Notre Dame Folk Choir" first appeared as an octavo series in 1995, and now comprises more than a hundred titles, including a collection of responsorial psalms for the church year. The choir’s most recent recording is “Songs of Saints and Scholars,” a celebration of twenty years of touring the Emerald Isle, and a new live album "From Gethsemani to Galway" was recently recorded at the 2011 NPM convention in Louisville, KY, as part of the Folk Choir's 30th Anniversary celebration. Collaborators to the Notre Dame Folk Choir series have included the late Rev. Chrysogonus Waddell, ocso, former choirmaster of the Abbey of Gethsemani, and the assistant director of the Folk Choir, Ms. Karen Schneider-Kirner. Some of the compositions have become parochial standards in just a few years: "Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts," "All Will Be Well," "Song of Judith," "The Lord's Prayer," and "Rosa Mystica" are several examples.

Warner composed two new Mass settings with WLP in 2011: “Mass of Charity and Love”and a collaborative composition with Karen Schneider Kirner,“Mass for Our Lady.”

You can follow Steve's music ministry at his blog ND Guitar Pilgrim, http://ndguitarpilgrim.blogspot.com/

¡Escucha! Put It In Your Heart

¡Escucha! Put It In Your Heart (String Parts)

A Circle Blessing

A Circle Blessing - Click & Print

A Song of Ruth

African Glory to God - Warner/Schneider-Kirner

All Will Be Well

All Will Be Well

Alleluia Sing Now with Gladness - Click and Print

Alleluia Sing Now with Gladness - Warner/Schneider Kirner

An Irish Blessing

Arise, My Love!

As One Family - Janco - Click and Print

Ask a Question of the Earth

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Be Still and Know That I Am God - Click & Print

Behold I Make All Things New

Behold! I Make All Things New

Behold! I Make All Things New (String Trio & Chimes Parts)

Behold! I Make All Things New (String Trio & Chimes Parts) - Click & Print

Behold! I Make All Things New (Trumpet & Flute Parts) - Click & Print

Bless the Corners

Bless the Corners - click and print

Christ Be Near at Either Hand

Christ Has No Body Now But Yours

Christ Has No Body Now But Yours - Click & Print

Christ Our Light: Psalm 24

Christ, Be the Word

Come and See - Warner

Come and See - Warner - click and print

Come My Way My Truth My Life - Flute-2 Violins-Cello - Warner/Pirtle - click and print

Come My Way My Truth My Life - Warner/Pirtle

Come My Way My Truth My Life - Warner/Pirtle - lead sheet - click and print

Come to the Living Stone

Come to the Living Stone - Click & Print

Come, All You Blessed Ones

Come, All You Blessed Ones - Click & Print

Coventry Litany of Reconciliation - Warner - click and print

Coventry Litany of Reconciliation (C Instrument Part)

Coventry Litany of Reconciliation (C Instrument Part) - Click & Print

Cross of Our Hope - Warner

Cross of Our Hope - Warner - Click and Print

Crux Fidelis

Crux Fidelis - Click & Print

For the Beauty of the Earth - arr. Warner/Coman

For the Beauty of the Earth - Warner

From East to West

Harbor of My Heart: Psalm 16

Here I Am, O God: Psalm 40

Holy Manna

How Can I Keep From Singing - arr. Warner (Click & Print)

How Can I Keep from Singing?

I Am the Vine

I Have Been Anointed

I Have Been Anointed - Click & Print

I Received the Living God (Instrumental Parts)

I Received the Living God (Instrumental Parts) - Click & Print

I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say (Instrumental Parts) - Click & Print

I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say: Psalm 122

I Will Run the Race

I Will Run The Race

In the Sight of Angels: Psalm 138 - Click and Print

In the Sight of the Angels: Psalm 138

Jerusalem: Psalm 137

Jina La Bwana: African Magnificat

Jina La Bwana: African Magnificat - Click & Print

Lead, Kindly Light

Lead, Kindly Light - Click & Print

Lead, Kindly Light (2 Violins & Cello Parts)

Lead, Kindly Light (2 Violins & Cello Parts) - Click & Print

Lord, Bless Your People: Psalm 29

Magnificat

Magnificat (String & Trumpet Parts) - Click & Print

Make of Our Hands a Throne - Click & Print

Make of Our Hands a Throne - Warner

Make of Our Hands a Throne (Instrumental Parts) - Click & Print

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus

Mass for Our Lady - Choral - Warner

Mass for Our Lady - Choral Edition - click and print

Mass for Our Lady - Guitar Edition - click and print

Mass of Charity and Love Full Score Click and Print - Warner

May the Lord Support Us - Optional 2 violins - cello - Warner - click and print

May the Lord Support Us - Warner

May the Lord Support Us - Warner - click and print

May You Cling to Wisdom

May You Cling to Wisdom

Noel

O Mary of Promise

O Poor Little Jesus

Psalm 150: Alleluia

Psalm 66: Cry Out to God in Joy

Remember

Rest Your Hand upon Me - Kirner/Kyler

Rest Your Hand upon Me - Kirner/Kyler - click and print

Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord Click & Print

Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord: Psalm 104

Señor, Hazme un Instrumento de Tu Paz/Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace

Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts

Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts - Click and Print

Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts ( 2 Violins, Cello, C Instrument) - Click & Print

Sing Hosanna!

Sing to God with the Tambourine: Song of Judith

Take Comfort, My People

Take Comfort, My People - Warner - Click & Print

Take Comfort, My People (Instrumental Parts)

Take Comfort, My People (Instrumental Parts) - Click & Print

The Garment of Love

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer - Click & Print

The Lord's Prayer - Handbell Parts

The Lord's Prayer Instrumental Parts

The Lorica of Ballyloughlin

The Lorica of Ballyloughlin

There Is a Love - Warner

There Is a Love - Warner - click and print

Those Who Love and Those Who Labor - arr Warner

Those Who Love and Those Who Labor - arr Warner - click and print

To Christ the Seed - Warner

To Christ the Seed - Warner - click and print

Tune My Heart According to Your Will - Warner

Tune My Heart According to Your Will - Warner - click and print

Vita Dulcedo et Spes - Warner

Vita Dulcedo et Spes - Warner - click and print

Wake the World with Dawning Joy - Warner

Wake the World with Dawning Joy - Warner - click and print

Wake the World with Dawning Joy - Warner - Flute and Trumpet - click and print

Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night

Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

Watchman, Tell Us of the Night (Instrumental Parts) - Click & Print

Wisdom, My Road

Wisdom, My Road