In case you’ve missed Fr. Anthony Ruff’s summer chant course, Saint Meinrad Archabbey is offering the opportunity for some at-home chant immersion planned in conjunction with the National Pastoral Musicians. Originally scheduled as a pre-conference session for the NPM national convention, Praying with Chant is being offered as an online distance learning session. Live videoconferences with Br. John Mark Falkenhain, Br. Joel Blaize, and Sr. Jeana Visel will be offered on Saturdays, June 13, 20, and 27. Pre-recorded presentations will be made available earlier each week. Registration is open now through June 12. Cost is $100. (To register only for the chant session, click ‘not a current member’ and go to the second page, where the last option at the bottom of the page is ‘register for pre-convention events in May and June only.’ From there you’ll be able to choose any of the pre-convention events).
Session 1 (Pre-recorded): A Chant Primer
Session 2 (Live): The Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation
Session 3 (Pre-Recorded): An Introduction to Modality and Psalm Tones
Session 4 (Live): Looking at the Exultet and the Pentecost Sequence
Session 5 (Pre-recorded): Chant and Lectio Divina
Session 6 (Live): A Look at the Introits for Advent and Christmas Night Mass
On-campus chant workshops will resume in late January, 2021.