Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Sacred Music Retreat, August 2018, with the Oratorian Community of Cincinnati -- Places Still Available

NLM would like to draw our readers attention to this marvelous conference in Ohio, which will feature an unusually excellent line-up of presenters as well as two Pontifical Masses in the traditional Roman Rite.

The Oratorian Community of Cincinnati will be hosting a Sacred Music Retreat in August of 2018. The retreat will focus on three objectives:

1. Assisting choir members to understand the dignity, value, and spirituality inherent in being a member of a liturgical choir;

2. Providing an opportunity to sing various master works of Catholic music and chant in a large choir setting within the liturgy;

3. Sharing resources and music options that might be particularly helpful for smaller choirs as a take-away from the event.

Additionally, this could be an excellent opportunity to network with peers and representatives of other parish choirs both regionally and nationally.

The retreat will run from the afternoon of Wednesday, August 8th to the afternoon of Sunday, August 12th. In all, there are fourteen liturgies over the span of the 4 days including Matins and Lauds of the Dead; Prime; Vespers; and Compline, each on various days of the retreat. There will also be several sung Masses including a pontifical Requiem on Saturday and a pontifical Mass on Sunday. The retreat will be held on the beautiful grounds of St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne, KY (20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati). Retreat participants will have transportation to historic Old St. Mary’s in Over the Rhine for the Office and Mass of the Dead on Saturday and to the beautifully renovated Sacred Heart in Camp Washington for the Sunday Mass.

The retreat center has 120 rooms, but registrations will be capped at 110 to allow for presenters and guests. Presenters include:

· Msgr. Wadsworth – Executive Director of ICEL, well-regarded liturgist and church musician – as the spiritual director of the retreat.

· Kevin Allen (well-known and regarded composer and conductor) as one of the two musical presenters.

· Nick Lemme (director of music for the FSSP seminary in Nebraska) as the other musical presenter.

· Pontifical Masses celebrated by Bp. Edward Slattery on Saturday and Sunday as mentioned above.

Registration is $450 / person – this covers a room for all nights, all meals, participation in all rehearsals and liturgical events, all of the music and additional resources provided as part of the retreat.

For a full schedule and application form, please contact John Schauble (johnschauble@twc.com).

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