Is the Chant Intensive for Me?

This is a syndicated post from The Chant Café. [Read the original article...]

 

This is a fair question.  Will you be embarrassed by your ignorance or bored among the newbies?  The answer is “Neither!”

If you’re a beginning or intermediate singer of Gregorian chant, you will both enjoy and benefit from these intensive days of theory and practice.

As a beginner, your feet will be set on the straight path of notation, modes, and rhythm.  And you’ll leave with confidence in your own ability to sing and help pass on the traditions of Western plainchant.

An intermediate singer will be able to fill in gaps in knowledge and praxis.  Great on notation but not so hot with solfege?  A good sight singer but weak on the classic Solesmes methodology (and thus easily intimidated by mention of the “ictus”)? 

Most importantly, the instructors are there for YOU!  There’s always enough time for questions.  Meals are moments for sharing experiences and learning with your fellow students.  And best of all, lots and lots of chants to sing – first to learn and then to refine. And you’re singing with people who love chant as much as you do.

It’s intense; it’s fast-paced - and it’s wonderful!  So register today for this powerhouse chant experience!

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Mary Jane Ballou (41 Posts)


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