Friday, January 01, 2010

The CMAA to Charleston

What a fantastic way to start the new year! The CMAA is holding one of its famed "Chant Intensives" at the Cathedral of St. John Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina this week. The weekly bulletin has a write up. By the way, the conference is closed with the highest attendance possible. It filled up completely very early on.

All this week, the Cathedral is hosting the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) for their annual Chant Intensive. We are grateful that they have chosen our humble (holy) city for this year’s meeting. Over the week, participants will learn from a Chant Master, Scott Turkington, how to sing and lead what Vatican Council II calls "specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services" (Vatican II document, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, chapter VI, #116). Although registration for the Intensive is closed, you are invited to the closing Mass on Friday, January 8, at 2:00pm in the upper Cathedral church. This will be a special Mass using proper the Gregorian chant assigned for the Mass.

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