Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gregorian Chant Workshop in Amenia, NY, June 25-28

A four day workshop-retreat for those who want to learn how to sing and lead Gregorian chant will take place from Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28, at the Wethersfield Estate in Amenia, New York. This workshop will include instruction in singing, teaching, and directing Gregorian chant. Each day, sung Masses and liturgical offices will be celebrated in the house Chapel, and communal meals will be shared by the participants. Individuals will be accommodated in the historic Wethersfield House. An example of the course schedule is attached here.

The classes will be taught by two Dominican friars, Frs Vincent Ferrer Bagan and Charles Shonk. Fr. Vincent Ferrer received the M.Mus. in sacred choral music from the Catholic University of America and the B.Mus. in vocal music education from St Olaf College, as well as the Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He presently teaches theology and music at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Fr. Charles received the License in Sacred Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., and the B.A. in Latin and philosophy from Denison University. He presently serves as parochial vicar at St. Patrick Church in Columbus, Ohio. Both friars are experienced organists, choral singers, and church musicians and have sung and led Gregorian chant together as Dominican friars for the past nine years. Their work can be heard on the four albums of sacred music (Christ Was Born To Save, Gaudeamus, Ave Maria, and In Medio Ecclesiae) produced by the Dominican friars during their time as students at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

Participants are asked to provide $200.00 to cover program costs for the workshop, To register for this workshop, complete the application below and send to

Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed for acceptance. If accepted, you will be contacted and payment information will be shared.
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