A Sacred Music Symposium will be held in Los Angeles from May 29-31, sponsored by FSSP.la (the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter’s LA Apostolate). The Symposium is especially designed for music directors and singers who wish to introduce the glorious treasury of Gregorian chant and polyphony to their parish, but are unsure how to begin.
The Symposium is a unique opportunity to get resources and practical advice from experienced choirmasters, conductors, composers and organists, while learning polyphony and plainsong from Dr. Horst Buchholz (Choirmaster of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Missouri) and Dr. Alfred Calabrese (Choirmaster of St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas). The Symposium will culminate in an Extraordinary Form Solemn Mass, in which participants will sing movements from a Mass setting by Francisco Guerrero (d. 1599), one of Spain’s greatest composers.
The fee for the Symposium is just $135. To register, visit http://www.ccwatershed.org/symposium where full details of the planned events are listed.
CMAA Board Member and Colloquium Faculty member Jonathan Ryan announces the release of a new solo organ recording available now!
Recorded on a specifically chosen European pipe organ famous for its brilliant fusion of German, French, and English Romantic styles, the repertoire centers around music with significant influences from another style or nationality, and which additionally makes strong connections between North America and Europe.
Included are major works by Healey Willan and Marcel Dupre: the German-inspired Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue, Op. 149 and Gregorian-chant based Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23 respectively.
Also featured is a commissioned piece by renowned English composer Philip Moore, and the recording premiere of Ride in a High Speed Train by contemporary Dutch composer Ad Wammes.
Colloquium attendees heard two of these works in Jonathan’s 2015 Colloquium recital at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information about purchasing, visit Jonathan’s website.
In addition, a special Recording Release and CD Signing Reception is to be held Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Greenwich, CT. Special guest, renowned English composer Philip Moore: Featuring the premiere performance of his commissioned piece. (map).
Download and preview the Music Book for the CMAA’s Winter Sacred Music 2016 today! The entire repertory is now available online!
Still deciding about joining us in Houston? Don’t delay. Register now and avoid late fees.