The fifth annual Southeastern Summer Sacred Music Workshop will take place in Birmingham, Ala., on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10. This year’s workshop is to be hosted by the Cathedral of St. Paul, 2120 3rd Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Singers, organists, clergy, and laity alike will come from all over the Southeastern United States to learn about sacred music and singing the Mass.
Participants from novice to expert will have the opportunity to join a chant group and motet ensemble of their choosing. Those who are new to chant are highly encouraged to attend. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. on Friday with a session on chanting the Divine Office followed by a group rehearsal for singing Vespers at 5 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy an Hors d’oeuvres reception at the Cathedral rectory and a free choral concert by the Highland Consort at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will feature chant and polyphony rehearsals along with a plenary address given by Fr. Justin Ward, director of the Office of Sacred Liturgy for the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama. The event will culminate with a sung liturgy Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m.
The $90 registration fee covers all materials as well as a coffee and lunch on Saturday.To register, please visit the website, https://southeasternsacredmusic.com/