St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant and the University of St. Thomas (TX) will offer the sixth annual National Winter Liturgical Chat Conference, February 9-13, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference is intended for the parish choirmaster, with an invitation to come and experience chant as “full, conscious, and active participation” in the sacred liturgy, and learn how to integrate it into your parish’s liturgical life.
Topics to include…
What Chant to Sing: Sessions taught by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB, Ph.D., world-renowned scholar of Gregorian chant and composer and teacher of chant principles, and English Liturgical Chant repertoire. Member of the NPM Chant section committee. Sessions will include instruction on reading neumes (chant notation) and praying the text of the liturgy.
How to Direct Chant: Sessions taught by Ray Henderson,Director of liturgical music and organist, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Carle Place, New York. Sessions will include instruction on conducting choir/congregation in semiological chant.
How to integrate Chant in the Liturgy: Sessions taught by multiple instructors and will include discussion of the practicalities (pedagogical, liturgical, and musical) of reintegrating chant into congregational music.
For more information, visit http://chantschool.org/fall-chant-school/ or click on the image of the flyer below.