Spring Chant Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9a.m. to 3:30p.m.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart
1250 Kensington Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Sponsor: The Oakland County Latin Mass Association (www.OCLMA.org)
Presenter: Wassim Sarweh, Director of Choir for Oakland County Latin Mass Association. Mr. Sarweh is recognized for his expertise in chant and polyphony.
Tickets: $40 or $20 for full-time students with ID
Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-county-spring-chant-workshop-tickets-16011545965?aff=eac2 (includes small fee; You may register by mail with a check without paying Eventbrite fees. Email us at info@OCLMA.org and we will send you a mailing address.)
Everyone is invited to join us for a day-long chant workshop.
Learn to sing or just enjoy this traditional and sacred treasury of music.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. No experience necessary.
Materials and lunch will be provided.
Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.
The Workshop will begin at 9 a.m., includes lunch, and will conclude with an opportunity to sing Extraordinary Form Mass.
Email info@OCLMA.org for more information.
Limited walk-in registration may be available at the door; advance registration is recommended.
On February 7, from 9am-2pm, I will be giving a workshop entitled, “Introduction to Gregorian Chant: Spirituality, History, and the Basics of Reading.”
The workshop is sponsored by the Office of Liturgy of the Archdiocese of New York and St. Joseph’s Seminary.The cost of the workshop is $30 and includes lunch and a copy of Reflections on the Spirituality of Gregorian Chant by Dom Jacques Hourlier.
The workshop will be especially suited to those desirous of entering more deeply into the spiritual fruits offered by the chant, learning to pray along with the chants at Mass, as well as help others in their parishes do likewise.
To register for the workshop, visit this link.
A few months ago, I announced the inaugural academic year of the St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians, a new initiative of the Office of Liturgy in the Archdiocese of New York, offered through St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers. The initiative, brought about through the work of the director of the Office of Liturgy, Fr. Matthew Ernest, is a
four-course, fully accredited program offered through St. Joseph’s Seminary in the field of liturgical music for the purpose of introducing musicians to the history, theology, and pastoral principles of liturgy and sacred music.
The new St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians is an ambitious program is aimed at “the troops in the trenches” — parish music directors.
- Introduction to Liturgy (3 credits)
- Liturgical Music: History of Sacred Music, Principles of Sacred Music,Liturgical Music Planning (3 credits)
- Liturgical Year/Art and Environment in Worship (3 credits)
- Principles of Chant – Theory and Practicum (3 credits)
Courses are fully accredited Masters Level Courses and may be used toward the pursuit of the Master of Arts Degree in Theology or the Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary.
In the New York area, some parishes are able to hire trained musicians as parish music directors. Other parishes rely on dedicated volunteers to provide music ministry. While these individuals are talented musicians, they often come to these positions, both salaried and unsalaried, with limited or no formation in the principles of liturgy and sacred music. For many years, there has not been a comprehensive formation program for pastoral musicians offered in the greater New York area. Numerous requests have been made by pastors of the archdiocese for a program wherein musicians can receive the education they need to effectively serve as pastoral musicians. With the support of Cardinal Dolan, the staff of the archdiocese’s Office of Liturgy and the faculty of St. Joseph’s Seminary began to discuss ways in which this need could be met in our area. The result of these discussions is the St. Cecilia Academy.
While classes in the spring will be term-length, on-ground classes, the Academy is looking forward to diversifying its offerings and modes/formats of delivery/scheduling.
In the short term, I look forward to our summer chant intensive, which will offer a week-long, three-credit introduction to the history, spirituality, and reading of chant. Currently, we are looking to accommodate those interested students who live outside of our area and who may wish to travel to New York for this course. It is anticipated that this kind of outreach to musicians outside the tri-state area will continue through online offerings.
With respect to more long-range plans, I would like to see any expansion of the academy always retain a focus on educating and assisting parish musicians in their crucial work of leading the People of God in sung prayer. I believe that the academy’s success and future offerings should be evaluated primarily by the quality of sacred music and worship provided by our graduates in their parishes. With this in mind, it is my hope that the academy’s offerings can have a direct and positive impact on the life of the church in New York.
CULMEN ET FONS VITÆ ET MISSIONIS ECCLESIÆ
Living the Liturgy: The Monastic Contribution to Liturgical Renewal
Raymond Cardinal Burke
Beauty in the Sacred Liturgy and the Beauty of a Holy Life
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (San Francisco)
Liturgical Leadership in a Secular Society: A Bishop’s Perspective
Rev. Dr. Richard Cipolla (St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, Connecticut)
Liturgy as the Source of Priestly Identity
Dr. Jennifer Donelson (St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York)
Addressing the Triumph of Bad Taste: Church Patronage of Art, Architecture, and Music
Rev. Dr. Matthew Ernest (St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York)
The Formation of Priests in the “Spirit and Power of the Liturgy” (SC 14): An Assessment of the Implementation of the Constitution and Proposals for the Liturgical Formation of Priests in the 21st Century
Dr. Michael Foley (Baylor University, Waco, Texas)
The Reform of the Liturgical Calendar: The Reduction of Recapitulation
Mr. Gregory Glenn (Madeleine Choir School, Salt Lake City, Utah)
Liturgical Music is Non-negotiable
Dr. Margaret Hughes (Mount Saint Vincent University, New York)
Beauty as Educative?: Liturgy, Evangelization, and Catechesis
Rev. Thomas Kocik (St. Anne’s Parish, Fall River, Massachusetts)
The Reform of the Reform
Dr. Peter Kwasniewski (Wyoming Catholic College)
The Reform of the Lectionary
Mr. Matthew Menendez (Juventutem Boston)
Youth and the Liturgy
Dr. Lauren Pristas (Caldwell University, Caldwell, New Jersey)
The Reform of Liturgical Texts of Principal Feast Days (Collects)
Rev. Dr. Dom Alcuin Reid (Monastère Saint-Benoît, Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France)
Holy Week Reforms Revisited
Rev. Dr. Christopher Smith (Prince of Peace Parish, Taylors, South Carolina)
Liturgical Formation and Catholic Identity
Rev. Dr. Allan White, OP (Catholic Center at New York University)
News of this excellent new initiative comes to us from the Archdiocese of New York Office of Liturgy. The courses in the Academy can be applied towards masters degrees at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), and they offer an excellent path for those who are looking for more education and to advance their academic credentials as they continue their work to renew the Church’s liturgy, especially the Church’s treasury of sacred music.
Yonkers, NY (August 21, 2014): St. Joseph’s Seminary, the center of formation for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, together with the Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Liturgy, today announced the inaugural season of the St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians. A four-course, fully accredited program, the St. Cecilia Academy trains parish musicians in the history, theology, and pastoral principles of liturgy and sacred music.
“The St. Cecilia Academy fulfills a long-standing need to provide quality education for our dedicated parish musicians,” stated Fr. Matthew Ernest, the Director of the Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Liturgy. “We are excited to offer them a program of study in the history, theology, and pastoral principles of the Church’s beautiful tradition of sacred music.”
Musicians enrolled in the St. Cecilia Academy will participate in Masters Level Courses, including:
· Introduction to Liturgy
· Liturgical Music: History of Sacred Music, Principles of Sacred Music, Liturgical Music Planning
· Liturgical Year/Art and Environment in Worship
· Principles of Chant: Theory and Practicum
At the program’s conclusion, qualified students will receive accreditation as a pastoral musician within the Archdiocese of New York. Musical proficiency will be determined through performance adjudication and a written test, covering skills in musical theory and aural dictation.
“We at St. Joseph’s Seminary are looking forward to partnering with the archdiocese’s Office of Liturgy in this exciting new initiative, ” said Msgr. Peter Vaccari, Rector of St. Joseph’s. “The St. Cecilia Academy continues our institution’s historic tradition of offering the highest quality theological education to lay, religious, and clergy in the greater New York area.”
Musicians sponsored by their parishes will receive a 50 percent discount on Seminary tuition upon enrollment.
For more information, please contact Fr. Matthew Ernest at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nyliturgy.org.
About St. Joseph’s Seminary
St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, founded in 1896, is the major seminary of the Archdiocese of New York. Its primary mission is to serve the Church by forming men for the Catholic priesthood. Beginning in 2012, St. Joseph’s functions as the principal institution of priestly formation for the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. St. Joseph’s also welcomes seminarians from other archdioceses, dioceses, eparchies, and other religious congregations.
Rooted in the apostolic community gathered around Jesus Christ, St. Joseph’s Seminary seeks to form future priests who will hand on the life and tradition of the Church’s faith in the context of the new evangelization of the twenty-first century.
As a complement to its primary mission, St. Joseph’s Seminary also serves the Church by offering graduate theological and philosophical degree programs to qualified students at locations in Yonkers, Huntington, and Douglaston.
A spirit of service to the Church guides all of the programs which St. Joseph’s Seminary and College provides to seminarians, lay, religious, and clergy. This spirit is strengthened by a profound sense of ecclesial communion that is fostered and expressed through fidelity to Church teaching, a daily life of prayer, the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the ceaseless invocation of the Holy Spirit, and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and all the saints.
In a trans-atlantic collaboration, a new resource has become available through the dedicated work of Schola Sanctæ Scholasticæ.
http://gregorian-chant-hymns.com is a collaboration between Schola Sanctæ Scholasticæ (Dr. Candy Bartoldus, Clare Bowskill, Julia Jones, Martina Jelinkova), St. Cecilia’s Abbey in Ryde, Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland, the CMAA, St. Peter’s Abbey in Solesmes, and the Society of St. Bede.
The main page of the website, Hymns, has an alphabetical list of some of the best-known and loved office hymns, as well as many votive antiphons and other popular chants (e.g., Adoro te, Ave Maris Stella [in multiple tones], Jesu Dulcis Memoria, etc.). Each chant comes with a fine recording, a copy of the score (for viewing on the website or easy download), and an easy-to-cut-and-paste or easy-to-download text and translation.
The Build-a-Booklet page has JPEG files of the scores as well as PDFs of the translations in clear typesetting, making it easy to copy and paste the text into a file you’re creating.
The Booklets page has the following pre-assembled booklets for download, including several hymnal-type publications a parish might print for pew use.
- The Mass in Latin with the Setting Mass VIII (Missa de Angelis) – abridged version – Ordinary Form of the Mass
- Music for the Mass and Benediction
- Order of the Mass: Weekday – Missa VIII (De Angelis) – Extraordinary Form of the Mass
- Exposition and Benediction
- Tenebrae (Extraordinary Form) – Holy Saturday
- Latin Mass Hymnal (older document) – Ordinary Form of the Mass
- The Mass in Latin with the Settings Mass I, VIII, XI, and XVII
The last day to sign up for the conference is now Monday, May 12th.
Visit the conference website at www.musicasacra.com/florida to sign up.
For the past six years, sacred musicians from all over Florida and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada have been coming to study the Church’s sacred music. Since our first conference at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, we’ve held the annual conference at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. We’ve had a great time connecting with others who love the Church’s liturgy, developing our chanting skills, singing the Divine Office together, and assisting at fully-sung Masses in both the new and old rite. The conference has spawned new scholas around the state, and connections which help make special liturgies and training for sacred music more widely available in the state.
- Mary Jane Ballou, D.S.M. – Cantorae Saint Augustine
- Jennifer Donelson, D.M.A. – Nova Southeastern University
- Jeffrey Herbert, CAGO/ChM – Saint Raphael Church, Englewood, FL
- Susan Treacy, Ph.D. – Ave Maria University
Special workshop tracks are available in:
- Singing Gregorian Chant in English & a new parish music program, the Lumen Christi series
- Gregorian Chironomy – How to conduct Gregorian chant
- Instruction for chant directors & aspiring chant directors on learning & teaching new chants
- Basic instruction on how to read Gregorian chant notation
- Choice of scholae for beginning/intermediate (men & women), upper-level men, & upper-level women
- Missa cantata in the Extraordinary Form on Friday evening with chants provided by the Schola Cantorum of Saints Francis & Clare (Miami)
- Closing Missa cantata in the Ordinary Form on Saturday evening with English & Latin chants provided by conference participants
Musica Sacra Florida, the Florida chapter of the CMAA, is happy to announce our 6th annual Gregorian chant conference.
Server training workshop – Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th
Server training participants are welcome to stay for Saturday’s portion of the chant conference.
Registration prices are affordable, and include materials and instruction. Adults are $60, Full-time students (with ID), seminarians, and clergy are $15. On-campus housing is available, too, with a single room for $50/night and a double for $70/night ($35/night/person).
Fr. Scott Haynes will serve as the keynote speaker, and Mr. Adam Bartlett (composer of the Simple English Propers and Lumen Christi Missal) joins our faculty this year in teaching English chant.
Other faculty members include:
Mary Jane Ballou, D.S.M. – Cantorae Saint Augustine
Jennifer Donelson, D.M.A. – Nova Southeastern University
Jeffrey Herbert, CAGO/ChM – Saint Raphael Church, Englewood, FL
Susan Treacy, Ph.D. – Ave Maria University
Special workshop tracks are available in:
– Singing Gregorian Chant in English & a new parish music program, the Lumen Christi series
– Gregorian Chironomy – How to conduct Gregorian chant
– Instruction for chant directors & aspiring chant directors on learning & teaching new chants
– Basic instruction on how to read Gregorian chant notation
The conference also includes:
– Choice of scholae for beginning/intermediate (men & women), upper-level men, & upper-level women
– Closing Missa cantata in the Ordinary Form on Saturday evening with English & Latin chants provided by conference participants
Registration deadline is Friday, May 2nd, 2014.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!
Come learn how to read and sing a common repertoire of Gregorian chant following the Solesmes style. We will explain different types of notation and sung parts of the Mass (Ordinaries and Propers). The initial goal will be to learn a few hymns sung during Benediction (e.g., O Salutaris, Ave verum corpus, and Tantum ergo). Participants are invited to sing at Exposition and Benediction immediately after at 12 Noon. You can attend part or all of the workshop. Music will be provided. No singing experience required. Come simply if you want to learn about our beautiful music tradition which, following the Vatican II document Sacrosanctum Concillium, continues to be given pride of place in the Roman liturgy. All are welcome. Pre-registration is helpful for planning and logistics, but not required.
Brian Bartoldus is doctoral candidate at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with a concentration in Choral Conducting.
Fr James Bradley is a priest of the UK Ordinariate studying Canon Law at the Catholic University of America.
Contact: Candy Bartoldus (email@example.com)
Sponsored by The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass Community
Saturday: January 25
10 am – 12 noon
Followed by Benediction
Location: Copley Chapel
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