On Saturday, March 10, 2012 the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is sponsoring a workshop for Choir Directors and Choir Members entitled: “Practical Chant for Parish Musicians.” The workshop will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Oklahoma City, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. The $10 workshop fee includes lunch.
This workshop will explore the renewed emphasis on the place of chant in the liturgy. Why do we sing chant? What is the “spirituality” of Gregorian Chant? How is suitable to the Roman Liturgy? The workshop will include the basics of chant techniques using sung examples from the Missal chant settings. In addition to settings for the ordinary of the Mass, we will look at other examples, such as the Easter Sequence, In Paradisum, and Ubi Caritas. Some pointers will also be given on how to conduct chant.