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The 2014 Colloquium packet is available now!

bendy-packet-cover-450pxWe’ve sent the 2014 Colloquium music packet to the printer—but you don’t have to wait for June 30 to see what’s inside.

You can download a high-res pdf, a somewhat smaller pdf, or an iPad-readable version of the 248-page packet right now.

For details about this year’s Colloquium, visit the event page.

And you can read much more about the event’s highlights—including profiles of conductors and presenters, hotel information, and more—here.


Colloquium Highlights: Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

Indianapolis, Indiana

June 30, 2014, 5:15 p.m.

web-CCC-Choir-2-300x249Directly across from our conference hotel, the Sheraton City Centre Indianapolis, is the Episcopal Christ Church Cathedral. The Cathedral and their staff are making our conference faculty and attendees welcome, allowing us the use of their choir room and church for rehearsals, hosting our organ breakout series and allowing us the use of their parish hall.

Their Associate Organist and Choirmaster, the award-winning Simon Thomas Jacobs, will present a recital for the Colloquium on July 2nd. As a special treat, their choir will also be performing a Choral Evensong for us on Monday evening, the opening day of the Colloquium.

From Mary Jane Ballou’s article on ChantCafe:

“The Evensong Service is the crown jewel of the Anglican musical tradition.The Book of Common Prayer combined the two canticles originally sung at Vespers and Compline, the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis, which are sung sequentially at Evensong. Other music includes sung preces (short petitions), an anthem, psalmody with antiphons, as well as an organ prelude and postlude.

Christ Church Cathedral has a well-known choral program including a choir of men and boys, a choir of girls, and a Spanish language choir. The principal choir has recorded and toured extensively, so hearing their music will be a delight.

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Today’s the Day…

Indycool… if you want to register for the Colloquium to be held in Indianapolis June 30 – July 6, 2014. Today is the last day for the CMAA special room rate at the Sheraton Hotel. After today, a late fee will apply for all tuition payments, and regular rates at the Sheraton will apply.

So, don’t delay… Today really is the day to register…

For more information about the Colloquium, faculty, schedule, repertory… visit our Colloquium page or contact us.

Colloquium Highlights: Sheraton Hotel

Most events of Colloquium XXIV will be hosted at the Sheraton Hotel. Here are a few sneak previews  . . . And don’t forget, June 4 is the last day to reserve your room at the Colloquium rate!

4th of July Fireworks on the Pool Deck

4thIndianapolisWe are so happy to be staying at the Indianapolis Sheraton City Centre this year for the Colloquium. We are very lucky to have the Pool Deck reserved for our group on the 4th of July in Indianapolis. Known to be one of

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Colloquium Highlights: Father Christopher Smith

SmithPlenary Speaker Father Christopher Smith, STD/PhD, pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Taylors, South Carolina, will speak to the Church Music Association of America at 11 a.m. July 1 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Indianapolis with an address entitled “Liturgical Theology.”

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was received into the Catholic Church at the age of 13 at St Mary’s. After graduating from Southside High School, he went to Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia. After a year living in Rome studying at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, he entered priestly formation at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary, the Pope’s personal seminary, for service in the Diocese of Charleston. While there, he obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Gregorian University and also studied French at the Institut Catholique in Paris. Father Smith was ordained Deacon by Camillo Cardinal Ruini, Papal Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, on 30 October 2004 and Priest by Bishop Robert Baker of Charleston on 23 July 2005.

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