Monday, April 4, 2011

London Gregorian Workshop in May (with Dom Yves-Marie Lelièvre)

This is May 5-8, 2011, at St. James's Catholic Church, London


Gregorian Chant Workshop

Instructor:  Dom Yves-Marie Lelièvre
Choirmaster, Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, France

St. James’s Roman Catholic Church Spanish Place
22 George Street
London  W1U 3QY
5-8 May 2011


There are separate sessions for advanced singers (e.g., Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge) and the volunteer schola members (e.g., St. James’s and St. Mary Magdalen).

Please review the schedule and contact Candy Bartoldus (cbartold@gmu.edu ; mobile 0754 010 8204) to register for all or part of the workshop.

Advanced singers are invited, especially to sing the daily scheduled Liturgy of Hours and the Propers at the 6 PM Mass on 7 May.  

Voluntary donations to cover costs (5 Pounds) are welcome.

Thursday – 5 May

2-3.40 pm

Lower Sacristy
Advanced singers:  Introduction to the Graduale Triplex (Part I).  An introduction the fundamental principles of neumatic notation,. Suitable for singers with little knowledge of this book. 
3.40-4 pm
Lower Sacristy
Tea
4-5 pm  
Lower Sacristy
Advanced singers:  Rehearsal of music for the 6 PM Mass on Saturday 7 May, e.g., study Propers.
5 – 6 pm
Church
Vespers - All welcome
6 pm      

Church
Parish Mass - All welcome.  Dom Yves Marie concelebrant – No music
6.30 pm

Free Time (e.g., Dinner available locally by your own arrangements)
8.00 pm
Lower Sacristy
Get organized – warm up before Compline
8.30 pm              

Church
Compline (sung by attendees)–  All welcome


Friday – 6 May

8.30 am
Church
Lauds
9 am
Church
Mass –  Dom Yves Marie celebrates Mass.   All welcome to participate and to sing ordinaries.
10 am to 12 pm
Lower Sacristy
Beginners - Singing the Liturgy of Hours  - Stan Metheny will teach this session in preparation for Compline and Vespers. 
Noon
Lower Sacristy
Sext
2-3.40 pm
Lower Sacristy
Advanced singers - Introduction to the Graduale Triplex (Part II – Dom Yves Marie - A more advanced session on Graduale Triplex, suitable for those with prior experience of its use. [Starting where Dom left off on Thursday, and including discussion of the quilisma, oriscus, etc.]
3.40-4 pm          
Lower Sacristy
Tea
4-5 pm
Lower Sacristy
Advanced singers - The new Solesmes editions of the Antiphoner.. -. An introduction to recent editorial and performing practice at Solesmes.
5.15 pm
Church
Vespers  (sung by attendees).  All welcome
6 - 7.30 pm

Free time  (e.g., 6 PM Parish Mass, Dinner)
7.30 to 8:00 pm
Lower Sacristy
Advanced singers - Questions and answers.   Discussion.   Sing more chants.
8.30 pm              
Church
Compline – (sung by attendees).   All welcome



Saturday – 7 May

8.00 am
Church
Lauds
8.30 am
Church
Mass –  Father celebrates Mass.   Anyone welcome to sing ordinaries. 
9.15 am
Social Hall
Tea
10 am to 1 pm
Social Hall
Beginners Session  I
1 – 1.15 pm
Church
Sext -  All welcome.  Advanced singers encouraged to lead
1.15– 2.30 pm

Lunch
2.30 – 4.30 pm
Social Hall
Beginners Session  II – All welcome
4.30 pm
Social Hall
Vespers – All welcome.  Advance singers encouraged to lead.
(Note:  Wedding in Church)
5 – 6 pm
Social Hall
Tea and preparation for Mass
6 pm
Church
Mass – All welcome.  Advanced and Beginners participants sing under direction of Dom Yves Marie


Sunday – 8 May

10:30 Mass  -   Dom Yves Marie celebrate Mass – All are welcome!








St James’s website, including directions:

Lower Sacristy – Enter and walk to the front of the Church.  Entrance door on left.
Social Hall –  Pass through gate to the left of the main church entrance and walk through garden to the lower entrance.