The workshop begins on Friday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. and concludes with Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22. The program includes chant sessions, polyphony sessions, organ and voice lessons (by appointment), rehearsals for Mass, and a concert, as well as dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.
Dom Alcuin Reid, Fr. Thomas Kocik and other distinguished speakers will present talks at a conference in Peabody, MA in mid-September.
The “Culmen et Fons” conference is designed for clergy, liturgical ministers, musicians, and other interested laity.
The conference includes a track on sacred music, with chant and polyphony instruction presented by choral conductors Michael Olbash and David Hughes.
Information on talks, the schedule, and registration is at the conference website.
The colloquium programme focuses on practical workshops in Gregorian chant directed by Jean Pascal Ollivry.
Workshops for beginners led by Jean-Pierre Noiseux, will also be offered.
Dom Richard Gagné, O.S.B., will give a talk on the life and work of his predecessor, Dom Georges Mercure, O.S.B., and on historical recordings of Gregorian chant made between 1936 and 1948 with the monks under Dom Mercure’s direction.
The colloquium will conclude with the celebration of Sunday Mass in the church of Saint-Patrice in Magog, where chant will be performed by colloquium participants.
Early bird Registration is available until Thursday, June 15, 2017. After that date, the full rate will apply.