Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Event Notice: Music, Liturgy, and Architecture in Medieval England

[One of our readers sent in this event notice:]

Speaker: Prof. William Mahrt, Stanford
Location: Music Sources, 1000 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA.
Date and time: Saturday, May 19th, 9:30-12:00 1:30-4:30
Cost: $15.00 in advance. Send to Medieval Seminar, 2130 Carleton St.,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Information: Lee McRae, 510-848-5591

This day-long seminar will address the Medieval Liturgy of England in its musical and architectural contexts. Gregorian chant is the principal music, with medieval polyphony supplementing that, and it will be studied with the participation of the members of the seminar singing chant and polyphony. The architecture of the English cathedrals is the principal place of the liturgy, and its diverse locations-altar, choir stalls, lady chapel, cloisters, side chapels, and nave-will be studied through viewing slides of various English cathedrals, with descriptions of the liturgical functions that take place in each of these places.

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