Mary Jane Ballou will be teaching the Foundations chant course for women at this year’s Colloquium, doing what is dearest to her heart – bringing new singers into the marvelous world of Gregorian chant.
Dr. Mary Jane Ballou is currently the director of Cantorae St. Augustine, a women’s schola that re-introduced chant and Renaissance polyphony into the Diocese of St. Augustine after a nearly forty-year hiatus. She studied piano and organ at the
Charles Cole will direct the women’s Refresher chant course this summer at the XXIV Colloquium in Indianapolis. An accomplished organist and choral director, he comes to us from the London Oratory (often referred to as “the Brompton Oratory” because of its location in London). In addition to the chant course, Cole will offer two breakout sessions: the first on conducting technique and the second on organ accompaniment for the chants of the New English Missal.
We welcome Dr. Paul Weber who will teach the Refresher Men’s chant course at the CMAA Summer Colloquium this year, as well as offering a breakout presentation on “Conducting from the Console” in the organ series.
He will also be the organist for the Solemn Extraordinary Form Mass of the Visitation on Wednesday, July 2nd at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.