You can now register online for the Musica Sacra Scotland Conference which is being held in Glasgow on Saturday 9 November 2013. From the Musica Sacra Scotland website:
The programme content has been designed to meet the needs of diocesan clergy and ordinary parishes, offering learning opportunities for Catholic church musicians at all levels of ability - regardless of educational background, prior knowledge or training. The conference presenters combine the highest level of musical expertise with vast experience of workshop and adult education events. They will be available to answer questions and offer practical demonstrations throughout the day.
The conference programme will run from 10am – 5pm at Turnbull Hall, the Catholic Chaplaincy of Glasgow University. Individuals and groups wishing to take part are required to register online and submit the £15 registration fee before the conference. Sign-in on the day will open at 9.15am. A buffet lunch and other refreshments will be provided to conference participants at no extra charge.
All participants will receive a programme featuring the musical material to be covered in the workshops, as well as articles and advice on free sources of information and opportunities for ongoing liturgical formation. The conference will close with a celebration of Vigil Mass at 6pm in the University Memorial Chapel.
Programme content will include…
WELCOME FROM THE UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN – FR JOHN KEENAN
OPENING ADDRESS FROM CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, JAMES MACMILLAN CBE
IN-DEPTH SESSIONS ON SINGING TECHNIQUE AND CHORAL DIRECTION WITH REBECCA TAVENER (CAPPELLA NOVA)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ‘POPE BENEDICT XVI AND THE LITURGY’ – FR GUY NICHOLLS
BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED CHANT WORKSHOPS WITH FR GUY NICHOLLS AND JOSEPH CULLEN
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MASS PROPERS WITH JOSEPH CULLEN
AN INTRODUCTION TO CHANT NOTATION WITH FR GUY NICHOLLS
INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE ON FREE MUSICAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE
OPPORTUNITIES TO REHEARSE MUSIC FOR THE CLOSING VIGIL MASS, DRAWING ON REPERTOIRE FROM ACROSS THE CENTURIES TO THE PRESENT DAY
SESSIONS FOR CLERGY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CHANTS OF THE MASS….. AND MUCH MORE!
A full programme with a detailed schedule will be available to download soon. The Vigil Mass is open to all members of the public.