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.
Accommodations for women will be available in either Bethany House (as space allows) or the Log Cabin. Meals are not provided for those staying in the Log Cabin.
Accommodations for men will be in the Guesthouse of the new monastery, as well as in the oratory building of the old monastery.
Make plans now to attend the 2019 Chant Weekend at the Abbey!
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/