Chant Workshop in Michigan – April 25

The announcement of this workshop from a reader is for an event which promises to be excellent.

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 (

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: (includes small fee; You may register by mail with a check without paying Eventbrite fees. Email us at 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 for more information.

Limited walk-in registration may be available at the door; advance registration is recommended.

Great New (and Free!) Practical Resource for Singing Chant Hymns and Other Popular Chants

In a trans-atlantic collaboration, a new resource has become available through the dedicated work of Schola Sanctæ Scholasticæ. 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.

  1. The Mass in Latin with the Setting Mass VIII (Missa de Angelis) – abridged version – Ordinary Form of the Mass
  2. Music for the Mass and Benediction
  3. Order of the Mass: Weekday – Missa VIII (De Angelis) – Extraordinary Form of the Mass
  4. Exposition and Benediction
  5. Tenebrae (Extraordinary Form) – Holy Saturday
  6. Latin Mass Hymnal (older document) – Ordinary Form of the Mass
  7. The Mass in Latin with the Settings Mass I, VIII, XI, and XVII
The Guides page has a newly-typeset guide to Gregorian notation and Latin pronunciation as helps to newly-forming scholæ. The Resources page is also a helpful amalgamation of websites, etc., that would be useful to send as a single-link resource to new chanters.