Gregorian Institute of Canada – Chant Colloquium 2016

 August 11-14, 2016
Saint Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto 

The Gregorian Institute of Canada is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Colloquium, to be held at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto, ON, August 11-14. Our plans include a series of practical chant workshops ranging from introductory to advanced, featuring the outstanding clinician Adam Bartlett, composer and editor of Simple English Propers (CMAA, 2011), and editor of the Lumen Christi Missal, Lumen Christi Simple Gradual, and Lumen Christi Hymnal (Illuminare Publications, 2012-2015).

Active as a teacher, workshop leader and speaker, Adam has traveled widely offering catechetical and training workshops on topics of Catholic sacred music and liturgical chant.

The colloquium also includes a series of scholarly papers in honour of the late Andrew Hughes, renowned Canadian chant scholar and Professor at the University of Toronto.

In addition to the workshops and lectures, there will be daily offices and Sunday mass sung with Gregorian Chant.

For More Information, visit the Gregorian Institute of Canada’s website at
Preliminary Program
Registration Form pdf

Save $50 – Register by March 1st – Colloquium


If you register and pay in full by March 1st, you’ll receive Early Bird tuition rates for this summer’s Church Music Association of America Colloquium. The Colloquium is to be held in St. Louis, MO, at the St. Louis City Center Hotel, June 20 – June 25, 2016.

CMAA members are entitled to a member discount. Not a member?


Three Great venues: the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the Shrine of St. Joseph, and Pro-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and Apostle.

Are you a composer? Plan to participate in our New Music breakouts with David Hughes.

Sing Mozart, Palestrina or a variety of motets in your chosen polyphonic choir. There is also a beginning polyphonic choir again this year, which will sing a motet later in the week. See all the details and begin making your choir selections now.

NEW! Repertory Listing Uploaded to our Website!

For more information about the repertory, schedule, accommodations, faculty, plenary speakers and more, visit our website at:

To register by mail now, download a registration form and send it to us at: CMAA, PO Box 4344, Roswell, NM 88202.

If you have questions, please contact us at 

Winter Sacred Music Videos

The CMAA’s Winter Sacred Music Conference in Houston, TX (January 4-8, 2016) included two sung liturgies in which the participants provided the singing. On January 6th, an EF Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany was celebrated; on January 8th, and OF Votive Mass for the Holy Name of Jesus was celebrated.

Several conference attendees have shared their videos with us of excerpts from either the pre-Mass rehearsal or the liturgy itself. Here are those we have received so far:

Entrance Procession, Votive Mass: Holy Name of Jesus, January 8, 2016 from Church Music Association of Amer on Vimeo.

Jesu Dulcis Memoria (Victoria, uncertain) from Church Music Association of Amer on Vimeo.

Gradual: Domine, Dominus Noster (Gregorian Chant) from Church Music Association of Amer on Vimeo.

Lassus-Gloria-PilonsLorge from Church Music Association of Amer on Vimeo.

JesuDulcis from Church Music Association of Amer on Vimeo.

Sanctus-Lassus Pilons l’orge from Church Music Association of Amer on Vimeo.

For other recordings, please check out Carl Dierschow’s site, where my recordings from the week have been uploaded.
Winter Sacred Music Recordings

Winter Sacred Music Photo

The CMAA’s Winter Sacred Music course was completed yesterday with the final sung Votive Mass for the Holy Name of Jesus at St. Mary’s Seminary (Houston, TX) Chapel. This Mass was in the Ordinary Form, with Rev. Stephen Reynolds as celebrant.

A group photo of our Winter Sacred Music 2016 Participants, with the exception of a few who had to leave immediately in order to catch flights.

Winter Sacred Music Draws to a Close

As we begin the final day of the CMAA’s Winter Sacred Music course, here is a photo from yesterday’s Mass…

The children’s choir at St. Theresa’s Parish in Sugar Land sang for daily Mass… directed by Ben Geier, assisted by Sawyer Sellers, with Kevin Clarke as organist.