Friday, December 22, 2023

Sacred Music Workshop Presented by Dr Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka in Mississippi, Feb. 16-17

Cantare Amantis Est ~ Singing Is for the One Who Loves
Sacred Music Workshop presented by Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
February 16-17, 2024
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
228 South Beach Boulevard
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church and the Classical Arts Foundation of South Mississippi invite you to join the second Sacred Music Workshop, hosted by Our Lady of the Gulf Church on the beach in downtown Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

This two-day workshop will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka and will be a fantastic opportunity for cantors, choir members, music directors, and clergy to:
  • Attend talks on “Why Music in the Mass”
  • “The Musical Shape of the Liturgy: Chant for the Whole Congregation”
  • “The Ministry of the Choir”, and more.
  • Learn tips for becoming a proficient reader, singer, and teacher of square notes.
  • Share fellowship with area musicians.
  • Participate in sung liturgy.
From novice to expert, all will enjoy this educational, encouraging and inspiring time at Our Lady of the Gulf, and there will be opportunities for confession and prayer. There will be a special session for choir directors on Friday morning from 10 a.m. - noon. The general workshop registration opens at 3 p.m. on Friday and culminates with a sung Mass Saturday evening at 5 p.m. The registration fee ($75 for adults/$35 for students) covers all workshop materials as well as dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, and coffee and snacks both days.

For more information and to register and pay for the workshop, please visit You may also contact us by email at

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