Sunday, March 01, 2015

Cantantibus Organis 2015-16

Once again we are delighted to announce the annual Cantantibus Organis course to be held at the Abbey of St Cecilia in Rome.

The "Cantantibus Organis" music school was founded to offer training in ars celebrandi within a monastic setting. Our aim is to provide those who hold positions of liturgical responsibility - cantors, choir directors and organists in monasteries, parishes and other places of public worship - with professional training in the teaching and directing of Gregorian chant. Anyone else interested in making liturgical music an important part of his/her spiritual life may apply to attend.
The approach is twofold, combining training in music with spiritual and theological studies. General sessions, in Italian, will be concentrated between Fridays and Monday afternoons. Individual sessions will take place on other days during the week. On completion of studies a certificate of attendance will be issued.
The next course will open on the first Sunday of Advent, 29 November 2015, extend over the complete liturgical year, and conclude on the solemnity of Christ the King, 20 November 2016. Anyone wishing to become fully proficient on the organ or as a cantor is encouraged to stay for a second year or longer. Instrumental lessons are provided for all levels, from beginner to advanced studies.
The "Cantantibus Organis" course has been fortunate to gain the services of outstanding figures in the contemporary world of music and liturgy.

For further information, please write to Sister Margaret Truaran OSB at:
Italian lessons are available for those who wish.

You can download a PDF here.

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