It is going to be a very exciting week in the history of the CMAA and sacred music generally. The largest colloquium in the program’s history begins in Tuesday, an event that was unexpectedly filled to capacity two months ahead. We hope that everyone benefits from it. Certainly many people have put long hours into the preparation, and we all look forward to it with joy.
You are invited to attend our daily Masses at 10:30am at the Crypt Church of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.. They begin in Wednesday. On Sunday, the Mass will be at 5:00pm at Old Saint Mary’s in Chinatown, and, on Sunday, the Mass will be at 10:00am in the Crypt Church.
“Gregorian Chant in the Heart of the Alps – The Early Middle Ages” is the theme of a study tour to be led by Fr Robert Skeris to Switzerland, Italy and Germany from 21 July to 01 August 2008, with lectures, workshops and sung services. Twelve days, three- and four-star accommodations, some meals.
Limited to 15 singers; music will be provided. Price $ 3016 plus taxes etc. Itinerary includes Island of Reichenau, Abbey Maria Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek St Gallen, Konvent St Johann in Müstair, Stift Marienberg in Malles/Venosta.
Also visits to sites associated with the ancestors of the CMAA : John B. Singen-berger’s church of baptism and Franz Xaver Witt’s grave in Landshut. Details : contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From September 1 to 9, 2007, is an opportunity to be among 40 singers who will train in Rimini, Italy, with Peter Phillips, Ghislaine Morgan, Walter Marzilli, and Andrea Angelini, and sing at St. Peters in Rome. MusicaFicta has the details about repertoire, applications, and cost.
Una Voce Westchester is pleased to announce a two-part lecture on Gregorian chant by David Hughes this Sunday, Jan. 21st, and the following, Jan. 28th, at Immaculate Conception Church in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Both talks are at 2:15 p.m. and will be followed by the celebration of the Latin (Tridentine) Mass at 3:00 p.m. Session I: Proper Context and the Context of Propers: Chant in the Latin Mass. Session II: Singing Chant at Mass. Illustrations for the talks and chants at Mass will be sung by the Sleepy Hollow Schola Cantorum. More information is available by calling 914-277-3368, or by visiting www.unavocewestchester.org.
The St. Cecilia Schola of Auburn, Alabama, is sponsoring its 4th annual, ever growing, workshop in sacred music, February 16-17, 2006, under the direction of Scott Turkington. You can find out more and register here.
The CMAA is pleased to announce that the Sacred Music Colloquium 2007 (June 19-24) can offer daily priest training in the sung Mass, as taught by Fr. Robert Skeris. There is a growing need for this so that the fully sung liturgy can become part of the liturgical life of Catholics, precisely as the normative form of the Roman Rite suggests it should be. See the full schedule for times.