For those in the Columbus, Ohio area, I’d encourage you to learn about the Church’s preferred form of liturgical music, Gregorian chant. I sang under the skillful direction of David Hughes earlier this year, and I’m confident you will learn a lot from him as well!November 14-15 Gregorian chant workshop at St. Patrick Church, Columbus, Ohio
A Gregorian chant workshop will be held by David J. Hughes at St. Patrick, 280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH, on Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15, 2014. Sessions regarding the structure of the Mass and chant notation will be provided for beginners and experienced learners.
The public is also invited to attend the following free sessions:
Friday, November 14, 7 pm: Vespers followed by a short panel discussion.
Saturday, November 15, 9 am: Lauds.
Saturday, November 15, 5 pm: Vigil Mass followed by 30-minute organ postlude.
Sunday, November 16, 12 pm: Mass with choir and schola.
Sunday, November 16, 5:30 pm: Lecture followed by Vespers at 7 pm.
For more information, see the attached pdf, go to the parish website, or contact the parish office at (614) 240-5910.
About the Instructor
David J. Hughes is a composer, organist, and conductor whose work is shaped by a fascination with the role of plainchant in the sacred liturgy. He is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mary Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he directs the professional St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum for a weekly Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Missal of 1962), the volunteer St. Mary’s Choir for the Mass according to the Roman Missal of 2002, and several other ensembles. He oversees the Student Schola, a comprehensive program of musical education for children, as well as serving on the faculty of Regina Pacis and Cardinal Newman Academies in Norwalk. He founded and directed for a number of years the Sleepy Hollow Schola Cantorum, which sings for the Latin Mass in Sleepy Hollow, New York. In demand as an instructor of Gregorian chant, he has workshops, clinics, and recitals scheduled this season throughout the U.S. Mr. Hughes is a member of the board of the Church Music Association of America, and serves as a chant instructor and the director of new music at the CMAA’s annual Summer Music Colloquium. He is director of music foral Roman Forum Summer Symposium at Gardone Riviera, Italy. Mr. Hughes’ composition teachers have included Ruth Schonthal and John Halle, and he has studied organ with Paul Jacobs and Daniel Sullivan. A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Mr. Hughes is a graduate of Yale College.