This is a syndicated post from The Chant Café. [Read the original article...]
As the Saint Luke ordinariate community moves to downtown Washington DC next month, a new initiative is beginning, to build on our existing tradition of Sacred Music. Named in honor of Saint Benedict and the Benedictine tradition of Gregorian chant, and with a nod of gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (who founded the ordinariates), the women of The Saint Benet Schola will provide the chant at our 8.30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception, 8th Street NW. The group will draw on the Anglican plainsong tradition, whilst at the same time emphasizing the universal, Catholic nature of our worship, by singing the ancient chants and texts of the Sacred Liturgy. If you would like to learn more about this exciting project, please speak with the clergy or musicians after Mass, or visit our website for contact details.