Fr. Robert Skeris will conduct a chant seminar at the Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison, Wisconsin, October 1-2, 2010. This should be a great event! See the diocesan page created for the event.
The Charlotte Observer reports on an August 6-7, 2010, workshop at St. Ann Catholic Church. Arlene Oost-Zinner is directing the chant. I’ll be lecturing.
A fascinating line up that includes Jerry Galipeau, Will Breytspraak, David Haas, Fr. Andrew Wadsworth, and this writer. What I liked most about last year was getting to know all the regular parish musicians who attend. I learned so much from my conversations with people! Hope to see you August 21.
If you are anywhere near Sarasota, Florida, this is a wonderful opportunity for you. Edward Schaefer is leading a three-day workshop on sacred music and chant at the Christ the King Catholic Church, July 22-24, 2010. It is only $50.
The schedule for the William Byrd Festival this year is up. It might be the greatest musico-liturgical event of the year. The dates are August 13-29, Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Richard Marlow of Trinity College, Cambridge, England will return to Portland to conduct Cantores in Ecclesia in a two-week festival of choral masterpieces by the greatest composer of the English Renaissance, William Byrd (1540–1623). The festival will feature six liturgical services, three concerts and six public lectures. The services include Byrd’s Masses for Three, Four, and Five Voices, Compline and Evensong from the Anglican rite, Mass for the Assumption with selections from the Gradualia of 1607. The opening concert on August 13 features tenor Oliver Mercer and Mark Williams on harpsichord and organ in a program of Byrd’s consort songs; the Festival Concert on Aug 29, directed by Dr. Marlow, includes Byrd’s moving setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah.
The Gregorian Institute of Canada is offering a program from the 12th to the 18th of August. See the site for more information.