Two Gregorian Chant Seminars scheduled for January, 2009

Both the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the Catholic Music Association of America have scheduled multi-day workshops for those who are interested in either learning, or if experienced, improving their techniques of singing the chant.

  1. The Insititute's program, which will be held in Chicago, IL at the Institute's Shrine of Christ the King will be January 9th through 11th. This program, to be conducted by Canon Wulfran Lebocq is structured for both choir directors and also for parish choir members. For more information about the program and other details, such as accomodation information can be found here.
  2. The CMAA's "Chant Intensive" to be held in San Diego on the campus of the University of San Diego on January 5th through 9th will be taught by Scott Turkington, one of the country's foremost experts in the singing and chironomy (direction) of chant and sacred polyphony. More information here.
Personally, we think that if we had to choose between two excellent programs, sunny San Diego in frigid January has the edge. But both should be very worthwhile. Both programs include a combination of lecture, intensive instruction, practice, singing and also performance at Mass during the program.

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