St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant Fall Short Course

St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant is offering a Fall Short Course in Gregorian Chant for beginners and the experienced on six Saturday mornings, starting October 13 through November 17, at the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. For program, registration, and tuition information visit the St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant website.

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  1. This Fall Course does promise to be the best of the ones we have had thus far. We hope for a class of 25 or so. Often, people come from as far as 100 miles for the Saturday sessions for six weeks. We close with a solemn Novus Ordo Mass in English with English propers adapted from the ancient Gregorian chants. Every last word of the liturgy is sung (save the homily). All of you who might wish to come and aren’t too distant would be greatly welcomed and would find the course fruitful and fecund both from an academic, practical, and singable point of view.

    Any who wish to send me your e-mail, I shall be glad to e-mail you a copy of the course syllabus. The Faculty are Fr. Michael G. Earthman of St Mary’s Seminary; Dr Charles Stewart, Asst Prof of Art History, UST; M. Jackson Osborn, Choirmaster and Director of Chant Studies of St Basil’s School…; and Lowell A. Davis, Executive Director.

    AND ANOTHER APPROACHING EVENT: In early February, the week before Lent begins, we will have our 3rd annual Winter Workshop, featuring Fr. Columba Kelly of St. Meinrad’s Archabbey, and other chant scholars from Florida and New York, in addition to myself and Lowell Davis. Focusing on semiotics and the theory and scholarship behind it, the workshop will also feature instruction in directing and singing chant. Coverage of a representative variety of chant genres in the repertory will give the members of the winter workshop much personal enrichment and much to share and implement in ther own parishes. We are appealing for a national attendance and will have hotel accomodations. The evenings will be highlighted by organ recitals and solemn vespers, and a closing solemn mass in English of the Novus ordo. You will be able to leave Friday afternoon to get home for your week-end duties.
    The workshop takes place in the beautiful UST campus and the Chapel of St. Basil, which, designed by architect Phillip Johnson, is Houston’s finest acoustical sacred space.

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