26 February 2010

Training Events in the North

St Austin's, Wakefield: April 24th 2010

To be led by Mr Philip Duffy
Organised by Patrick Ganley, choirmaster of St Austin's Wakefield.

To start at 10.00a.m. and conclude with Mass, which should finish at about 5.15p.m.

Cost: £10.00 per person, to include professional tuition, refreshments and a buffet lunch.

There will be parking available nearby and Wakefield is easily accessed by the motorway network. The church is only ten minutes walk from Wakefield Westgate railway station and five minutes from the bus station.

St Austin’s Choir, 14 Oakleigh Avenue, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 9DF
Cheques should be payable to ‘St. Austin’s Church’


St Alphonsus, North Ormesby (Middlesbrough), 8th May

Led and organised by Fr William Charlton

Contact: Fr William Charlton BA, LTCL
Saint Alphonsus Presbytery,
95 Westbourne Grove,
North Ormesby,

The day will conclude with Missa Cantata in the extraordinary form.

Telephone: 01642 245 043


Lancaster Cathedral, 26th June

Led by Nick Gale, Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral

Contact: Andrew Plasom-Scott, Director of the Cathedral Schola.

24 February 2010

Jubilus Chant Course

An Australian friend recommends the following chant course: see the website here. It certainly looks very interesting; it is designed for individual study with the aid of a computer. It has been produced by the Sacred Music Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and can be ordered online.

22 February 2010

World map of Chant Scholas

We have had enquiries from all over the world about linking to the GCN, and I have added a category of 'overseas friend' to our list of scholas.

There is in fact a world map chant scholas which was started by The Church Music Association of the USA. I added the Schola Abelis to it some time ago; it even displays your logo (if you have one!) on a panel on the left. Whereas I constructed the map of UK scholas myself, with information I requested from the scholas, this is is for scholas to fill in themselves, so the less technologically oriented may be left out. However, I would encourage all our affiliated scholas and our overseas friends to mark themselves on this map.

Zoom in and out with your mouse wheel (or the little buttons bottom right); move the map by 'dragging'.

20 February 2010

Chant videos

I have just updated the 'album' of videos of the Oxford Schola Abelis which I have created on Gloria TV.

Other scholas should do this too!

Here's Iesu dulcis memoria.

19 February 2010

Nick Gale launches CD of useful chants

This has been picked up by the New Liturgical Movement; we already list them on our Chant Music page.

Excellent quality, well chosen chants, highly recommended!