The Gregorian Chant Weekend is an opportunity for the faithful to sing Gregorian Chant at Holy Mass and in the Divine Office. Instruction is given through preparing to sing for the liturgy. Beginners are welcome. The weekend begins Friday, October 4th, immediately following the monastic office of Vespers (at 6pm) in the crypt of the Abbey church. It ends with a picnic after 11:00 am Mass on Sunday.
The weekend will feature: • Compline sung Friday and Saturday night • Mass sung Saturday and Sunday morning • Conference on the history of Gregorian Hymns • Instruction throughout the day (beginning at 8:30am) with a break for lunch • Picnic after Sunday Mass
For more information, visit the Abbey website at clearcreekmonks.org or call the Abbey at (918) 772-2454.
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
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.