The time is drawing near for the 5th annual Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference. This year’s conference promises to be wonderful and features Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth (ICEL), Mass with Bishop Dewane, scholae for singers of all levels, Masses in both the ordinary and extraordinary form of the Roman rite, and fantastic workshops from the fabulous faculty line-up.
Conference dates: Friday, Feb. 15th – Saturday, Feb. 16th
The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 1st.
Why not take a break from winter at the beginning of Lent to have a retreat studying chant in sunny Florida?
Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Church Music
Association of America
in conjunction with Ave Maria University
– Saturday, February 16th
Ave Maria University, Ave Maria Florida
Singing Gregorian Chant in English
Incorporating Gregorian Chant into Parish Life
Instruction for Priests and Deacons in Chanting
the Mass in the New English Translation
Church Documents & Sacred Music in the 20th and 21st Century
Beginning/intermediate (men & women),
Upper-level men,& upper-level women
the Extraordinary Form on Friday evening with music provided by the AMU Music
Mass in the Ordinary Form on Saturday evening, celebrated by Most Rev. Frank
Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, with music provided by
online is required: www.musicasacra.com/florida
instruction), $15.00 for students with ID
Conference Center. Participants can
choose among various options for room and board. For prices and options, click on “Brochure
and tentative schedule” at the conference website.
February 1st, 2013
Treacy, Ph.D., at: [email protected] | (239) 280-1668 |
Keynote Speaker: Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth,
Executive Director of ICEL (International Commission on English in the Liturgy)
Mary Jane Ballou – Cantorae Saint Augustine
Jennifer Donelson, D.M.A. – Nova Southeastern
Jeffrey Herbert, M.Mus. – Music Director, Our
Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Sarasota
Timothy McDonnell, D.M.A. – Ave Maria University
Edward Schaefer, D.M.A. – University of Florida
Susan Treacy, Ph,D. – Ave Maria University
and advanced musicians with rehearsals and lectures that will enrich their
knowledge of Gregorian chant and its use in the Roman Catholic liturgy.
attendees will learn more about the history of Gregorian chant and its role in
the liturgy, as well as experience the chant in the context of both the Divine
Office and the Mass. Beginning chanters will be introduced to the basics of
notation and rhythm according to the classic Solesmes method.
their understanding of rhythmic and interpretive nuance. Resources and
practical methods for the cultivation of Gregorian chant in the life of the
parish will also be discussed, especially in light of the new missal. This year
there will once again be a special emphasis on Gregorian chant in English,
along with Latin chant.
directors, music students, teachers, parents, seminarians, priests, deacons,
and anyone who is interested in learning about the heritage of sacred music
within the Roman Catholic Church.
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