Monday, 5 April 2010

Gregorian Chant Workshop

I make no apology at all for lifting this direct from the Diocese of Middlesbrough's Newsfeed which I subscribe to via Google Reader!

Saturday May 8, 2010

9:30 am
Saturday 8th May 2010 from 9.30am to 5pm at St Alphonsus’ Catholic Church
95 Westbourne Grove, Middlesbrough, TS3 6EW
In this day-long workshop we will learn and sing some of the most beautiful chants in the repertory of Gregorian Chant, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and based around the context of a Sung Mass. We will immerse ourselves in the sound, technique and language of this ancient musical style, working toward an authentic and beautiful performance at the end of the day. We will also discover the links between Chant and Polyphony.
The music we will study in the workshop will include:
  • Mass IX (Cum Iubilo)
  • The Propers of the BVM
  • Marian Processionals
  • Gregorian Hymnody
  • Marian Polyphonic Motets
All materials (an introduction to Gregorian Chant, scores and helpful resources) are included in the cost of the day. Beginners and more advanced singers are welcome. Registration Fee: £5.00 – No Fee for Students
To register please contact us at or telephone (01642) 245043. Further information may be found at


Gregory the Eremite said...

Thanks for plucking this out of the ether! I was thinking about going to the workshop in Wakefield, but going to one in the diocese would seem to make more sense. One might be able to connect up with like-minded souls for a bit of, er, constructive engagement about liturgical issues in the diocese...

Mike4b said...

I'm committed to both! I do suspect though, that the workshop at North Ormesby will be - how can I put this diplomatically - 'more relaxed' I think, and there will be more opportunity to discuss those liturgical issues!