Are you looking for an in-person training course for the summer? Consider studying chant with the monks at Clear Creek Abbey. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, comfortable accommodations and wonderful welcome provided by the monks.
WHAT This is a first year course in Gregorian chant, taking the complete beginner or amateur in Gregorian chant to the level of being able to sing the chant with a certain competence.
Instruction will be offered in:
Reading Gregorian notation
Gregorian rhythm, musical and verbal
Analysis of a chant
For more information on the course, visit the Laus in Ecclesia website: lausinecclesia.com.
WHERE Classes will be held in the oratory of the old Monastery at Clear Creek. Address: 5810 W St Marthas Ln, Hulbert, OK, 74441. Click here for the directions and schedule.
WHEN The classes will start at 1:15 pm on Monday, July 12, and continue throughout the days following until 12: 30 pm Saturday, July 17.
Bethany, the ladies’ guesthouse
At Bethany, the meals are served: $50 per night for room and meals
At St. Martha’s the occupants must bring their own meals and cook for themselves: $40 per night
For men: the men’s guesthouse at the abbey. Meals are provided: $50 per night for room and meals.
Laus 1 Instruction: $200
Laus 1 manual: $45
at Bethany: $50 per night, $200 for Monday night (7/12) thru Friday night (7/16)
at St. Martha’s: $40 per night, $160 for Monday night (7/12) thru Friday night (7/16)
at men’s guesthouse:$50 per night, $200 for Monday night (7/12) thru Friday night (7/16)
Payment can be made in advance either by check (made out to Clear Creek Abbey. Address: 5804 Monastery Road, Hulbert, OK, 74441) or through the abbey website or during the session, by cash, check or credit card.
Those attending the session will be expected to provide their own paper (notebook) and writing instruments. A ruler would be handy; ruled paper also, especially for those who plan to work on the assignments provided in the Laus 1 manual. Fr. Bachmann will be happy to correct assignments completed during the session—according to the time he disposes of.
PREREQUISITES No previous musical or Gregorian training is necessary. However, the applicant should be able to sing and carry a tune.
HOW MANY A maximum of 20 students will be accepted for this course on the basis of first-come, first-serve.