Friday, January 18, 2008

Solesmes Chant Course, August 2008

Voci del Tesoro presents

5th Annual Advanced Gregorian Chant Course at

Abbaye Saint-Pierre in Solesmes France

August 11-15, 2008

Instructor: Dom Daniel Saulnier, O.S.B.

Director of Paleography at Abbaye Saint-Pierre and

Instructor of Gregorian Chant at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome

Voci del Tesoro offers this rare opportunity for advanced musicians to spend a week studying Gregorian chant in the Abbey of St. Pierre in Solesmes, the recognized center of chant restoration and research.

Students will attend class 2 or 3 times a day at the abbey, and will have the opportunity to attend all public liturgies in the chapel as well.

Hear the monks chanting music of the Mass and Divine Office each day in their gothic chapel. As a picture is worth a thousand words, the singing of the monks at the Abbey of St. Pierre presents an illustration of interpretation and style that can never be taught in the classroom or read in a book.

Understand the spirituality of chant as you experience it in its intended setting and for its intended purpose--that of prayer.

Class participation combined with the immersion in chant in liturgy will be an educational experience unequaled in any school of music.

Who Can Attend?

This is an advanced course in Gregorian chant. Students should be able to sight sing, and should be familiar with Gregorian chant notation, Latin pronunciation and elements of Catholic liturgy. Most liturgies at the abbey are open to the public. Space in course is limited and will be granted on a first-come first-served basis to those who meet the qualifications, with priority given to those who use Gregorian chant in the service of the Catholic Church.

Companions who are not studying are welcome as accommodation space permits, and may attend any public liturgies at the abbey. Many people come to Solesmes for personal retreats.

For more information contact Diana Silva: or call (239) 687-9958

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