27 January 2011

Gregorian Chant Network: new logo

We are pleased to announce our new logo.
It was designed for us by Daniel Mitsui, a Chicago-based artist, of the Lion and the Cardinal blog.

26 January 2011

Schola Gregoriana Spring Weekend

Associates’ Spring Weekend, Holy Cross Priory, Leicester

11-13th March 2011

March 11-13, Holy Cross Dominican Priory, Leicester hosts a programme of Gregorian and Dominican chant and worship with beginners’ and more advanced classes preparing Vespers, Compline and for Mass in Ordinary and Extra-ordinary forms. For details go to www.scholagregoriana.org 'events' or ’phone a local organiser (01509 852259 or 0116 2856158).

More details.

Booking form.

24 January 2011

St Bede the Musician

From an email.

I am writing to you in my capacity of the Chair of the Friends of Bede's World, a museum in Jarrow which celebrates the life and times of Bede. Amongst other things, we arrange public lunchtime lectures on the last Saturday of the winter months. In our wisdom (or foolishness) we decided to theme this year's lectures under the banner of "Bede the Musician"

I'd like to invite the North East Early Music Forum to attend the lectures. They are free of charge, once you are in the museum (entry to the museum costs £5.50 for an adult, with concessions for the unwaged and families. Of course, you could become a Friend of the museum, paying a single £15.00 per adult which gives you free entry to the museum for a year), and I think we have an exciting programme:

January 29th, we have Gordon Jackson speaking under the title "Chad and the Angels": Gordon is a poet who has translated most of Bede's Latin hymns into English

March 26th, we have John Rowlands-Pritchard speaking under the title of Bede and Monastic and Roman chant. John is also running a workshop on Gregorian Chant, for which there will be a cost

On April 1st the Durham Singers are holding a concert in St, Paul's Church, Jarrow, including some modern choral settings of Bede's texts

April 30th, we have Katherine Barker speaking under the title "Aldhelm of Malmesbury, poet and composer: setting the scene for Bede's World of Music". Katherine has recently supervised a recreation of Aldhelm's "Carmina"

And on October 29th, we have Carl Phelpstead of Cardiff University: no title as yet, but he's promised something on secular music of the period

Thank you for taking the time to read this email

Further information on the website:

Yours faithfully
D. Richard Walsh

Friends of Bede's World

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

12 January 2011

Portsmouth Chant Course reminder

Gregorian Chant WorkshopS 2011

St John's Cathedral Portsmouth

Beginners and advanced students

Led by two experts in the Chant:

Abbot Cuthbert Brogan OSB, Abbot of St Michael’s Abbey and

Christopher Hodkinson, director of Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge

Workshops begin at 10am and conclude with service at 4pm

15 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 11 June

Fee £15 per Workshop + one-off Course Book fee £10

Reductions for students, groups, bursaries available, apply below.

To register: chantnetwork@gmail.com or Tel: 023 92862384

In association with

The Gregorian Chant Network, the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge and the Latin Mass Society

01 January 2011

Beginners' Course in Solesmes

Just had this by email; it sounds very exciting.

Beginners Chant Course at Solesmes, February 2011

Participants will travel by rail and stay in the abbey or in nearby accomodation. They will attend the Divine Office with the monks and receive instruction from Dom Yves-Marie Lelièvre, choirmaster of Solesmes.

Dates: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th February 2011

Approximate cost: £300

For more details contact Candy Bartoldus (asap); email:

cbartold@gmu.edu or phone: 0754 010 8204