Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Fall Pilgrimage: Gregorian Chant

The CMAA is sponsoring the Fall Pilgrimage: Gregorian Chant at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

This tutorial and liturgical event occurs in the Year of Jubilee of the Basilica of the National Shrine, and is co-sponsored by St. John the Beloved Church in McLean, Virginia and the John Paul II Cultural Center.

The dates are September 25-26, 2009.

This Fall Pilgrimage features chant instruction by chant legend Scott Turkington, lectures by renowned scholar William Mahrt (Stanford University and president of the CMAA), and a final Mass in the Extraordinary Form, celebrated in the Crypt Church of the National Shrine, with a fully chanted ordinary and propers sung by participants. The Organist will be David Lang, Organist and Choirmaster at St. John the Beloved in McLean. Choral motets will be sung by the Choir of the National Shrine directed by Dr. Peter Latona.

The trip also includes conditions for gaining the Jubilee Year Plenary Indulgence.

The conference is for beginning chanters, advanced chanters, or anyone in between, including those who love and appreciate the central role that chant plays as the prayerful song of the Roman Rite - not only at cathedrals and Basilicas but also in every parish. The conference will both train and inspire toward the goal of continuing the renaissance of sacred music in our time, both in the ordinary and extraordinary form of the Mass. More here.

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