In the 28 years since I came into the Church, I’ve witnessed chant-a-phobia many times and in many venues. I’ve seen music ministers, pastors, deacons, choir members, and parishioners all suffer from various forms of chant anxiety. But I’ve also seen all the above get over their reticence once they learn the secret of the centuries: Gregorian chant is for dummies. Anyone can chant.
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