When man comes into contact with God,

Mere speech is not enough.

Benedict XVI – Spirit of the Liturgy


Come to the Ninth Annual

National Winter Pastoral Chant Conference

at St. Meinrad Archabbey,

The Cradle of English Chant

for the Novus Ordo Parish Liturgy 

A Pastoral Conference of Learning, Singing, Praying Chant

For the

Parish Choirmaster, Cantor, Parish Singer

Come and experience chant as “Full, conscious, and active participation” in the sacred liturgy, and learn how to integrate it into your parish’s liturgical life!

Sponsored by
St. Basil School of Gregorian Chant
University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas


Discover how singing chant can provide full participation in the Church’s eternal liturgy.

Experience chant as conscious participation in the Church’s eternal Liturgy

Learn how to lead your congregation into active participation in the Church’s eternal Liturgy


Master today’s pastoral chant with

Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB, DMA., of St. Meinrad , Conference conductor of WHAT CHANT TO SING. Fr. Columba is a world-renowned scholar of Gregorian chant and composer and teacher of chant principles, and English Liturgical Chant repertoire. Member of the NPM Chant section committee. His sessions will include instruction on reading neumes (chant notation) and praying the text of the liturgy. Fr. Columba’s psalm tones new reach almost every area of the English speaking world.

Ray Henderson, Presenter, will lead in HOW TO SING AND LEAD CHANT. Mr. Henderson has studied in Rome under Alberto Turco, international chant conductor, scholar, as well as Solesmes, France. He is a decades long student of Fr. Columba. He serves as director of liturgical music and organist at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Carle Place, New York. He has great experience in teaching choral directors the dynamic of chant conducting. His Sessions will include instruction on conducting choir/congregation in semiological chant.

Adam Bartlett, Presenter, will include discussion of the practicalities (pedagogical, liturgical, and musical) of HOW TO INTEGRATE CHANT PARISH LITURGY. Mr. Bartlett is also a student of Fr. Columba, and is a composer and conductor of Catholic sacred music and serves as President and Editor of Illuminare Publications. He is composer and editor of Simple English Propers, and editor of the Lumen Christi Missal, Lumen Christi Simple Gradual, and Lumen Christi Hymnal. Active as a speaker, teacher, writer and clinician, Adam speaks and presents on topics of liturgy, music, and the new evangelization throughout the United States and English-speaking world. He resides in Denver, CO, with his wife and two daughters.


WHEN:
Monday, January 22 – Friday morning, January 26, 2018

WHERE:
St. Meinrad Archabbey
100 Hill Road 
St. Meinrad, Indiana 47577

CONFERENCE PACKAGES: Includes, meals, lodging, conference materials, except texts. Does NOT include transportation.
Single Occupancy:  $845.00 per person
Double Occupancy: $725.00 per person
Mixed Double Occupancy: $1,100.00 for both (One conference participant & one guest).
DEPOSIT: $275.00 per person

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For more information, please call 281-855-2358 or email: lumen@chantschool.org

Lowell A. Davis, Executive Director

St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant

Member, Chant Section, NPM


SYLLABUS AND SCHEDULE:

Monday, January 22, 2018

9:00 am – 1:30 pm Registration – Room check in.

1:30 pm: Opening Hymn: Veni Creator Spiritus

Opening Session: “Why Sing Chant in our Mass today.”
Praying the Text of the Liturgy.

2:00 pm Formation of Practicum classes

– Entrance Antiphon – Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit
– Vespers antiphon

2:30 pm: Break

2:45 pm: Session II: Fr. Columba – Ray Henderson

“In the Beginning”, whence arose Chant: Historical Foundations
“Semiology” The principles of the “Rhythm of the Text”
Example Repertoire:
“O Ever Lasting Trinity” (within lecture text)
“O God of Truth” (within lecture text)
“Oportet te” Triplex Sample: (within lecture text)

3:15 pm Practicum

“Oportet te”

4:00 pm Session III – Fr. Columba – Adam Bartlett

The evolution of the Neume – the pitch mark – a unity with the word
The melisma

4:30 pm Practicum

Marian Hymns – Ave Regina Coelorum
– Regina Coeli, Laetare

5:00 pm: Monastic Vespers

5:30 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm Monastic Compline

7:30 pm Reception – Alumni Hall

Learn to know the heart of God in the word of God.” – St. Gregory the Great

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

5:30 am Monastic Prayer: Matins and Lauds

6:30 am Coffee

7:30 am Mass

8:15 am Breakfast

9:15 am Session IV: Fr. Columba – Adam Bartlett

The neumes – The choral unity in pitch
Practicum – singing – directing.
“Puer Natus est nobis” Triplex Latin: OCP English p 9
Comedite Pinguia – Triplex Latin
Dicit Dominus – Triplex Latin

10:15 am Coffee Break

10:30 am Session V: Fr. Columba – Ray Henderson

The “melisma” of neumes – the dynamic of the liturgical text expressed
Practicum

11:00 am Break

11:15 am Session VI: Fr. Columba – Adam Bartlett

The “melisma” cont’d – Samples
Practicum

12:00 pm Noon prayer with the community

12:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Session VII: Ray Henderson – Fr. Columba

The Modes – The “moods” of the liturgical text
Practicum: Proper – Psalm – Hymn: Singing and directing

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Session VIII: Adam Bartlett – Fr. Columba

Mode I – Solemnity: – 4 TH Sunday of advent: Entrance Antiphon: “Drop Down Dew.”
Mode II – Reverence and Awe – 23 rd Sunday Ordinary Time: Cmmn.
Antiphon: “I am the light of the world”
Practicum: Psalm – Hymn: Singing and directing

3:45 pm Break

4:00 pm Session IX: Adam Bartlett – Fr. Columba

Mode III – Intense feeling – Sadness or Joy: – 15 th Sunday Ordinary Time: Cmmn. Antiphon: “Taste and See.”
Mode IV – Reflective – Meditative – Holy Thursday: Entrance Antiphon: “We should glory in the cross.”
Practicum: Psalm – Hymn: Singing and directing

5:00 pm Vespers with the Monastic Community

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Compline with the Monastic Community

7:30:pm Adam Bartlett – Chant-Organ Accompaniment session

Ray Henderson – Chant-Organ Accompaniment session
Informal gathering – Alumni Hall

I will Sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” -1 Cor. 14:15

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

5:30 am Monastic Prayer: Matins and Lauds

6:30 am Coffee

7:30 am Mass

8:15 am Breakfast

9:15 am Session X: Ray Henderson – Fr. Columba

Mode V – Joyful – Happy: 25 th Sunday Ordinary Time: Cmmn Antiphon: “I am the Good Shepherd.”
Mode VI – Calm, Relaxed, Contented: Easter Vigil: Cmmn Antiphon: “Christ Our Passover.”
Practicum – Psalm, Hymn – Singing and directing

10:15 am Coffee Break

10:30 am Session XI: Adam Bartlett – Fr. Columba

Mode VII – Joyful – Triumphant: 2 nd Sunday Advent: Entrance Antiphon: “O People of Sion.”
Mode VIII – Authoritative, Narrative: 4 th Sunday of Lent: Cmmn.
Antiphon: “You must rejoice, my son.”
Practicum – Propers – Psalm, Hymn, Singing and directing

11:00 am Break

11:15 am Session XII: Ray Henderson – Fr. Columba

Cadences – Singing – Directing
Practicum

12:00 pm Noon prayer with the community

12:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Session XIII: Adam Bartlett – Fr. Columba

Semiology Enhanced – the Rhythm of the Text
Practicum

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Session XIV: Ray Henderson – Fr. Columba

Nuance – Graphic Separation
Practicum

3:45 pm Break

4:00 pm Session XV: Fr. Columba – Adam Bartlett – Ray Henderson

Ensemble Rehearsal – Repertoire

5:00 pm Vespers with the Monastic Community

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Compline with the Monastic Community

7:30 pm Ensemble Rehearsal – Optional

Informal gathering – Alumni Hall

Behold, I, when I am raised up, will draw all people to myself.” -John 12:32

Thursday, January 25, 2018

5:30 am Monastic Prayer: Matins and Lauds

6:30 am Coffee

7:30 am Mass

8:15 am Breakfast

9:15 am Mass Ordinaries – Roman Missal – English – Latin

Fr. Columba Score
“Ave Maria” Triplex Latin
“Christus Factus est” Triplex Latin

10:15 am Coffee Break

10:30 am Marian Antiphons

Psalm recitation

11:30 am Chant Practicum: Ensembles Repertoire

Fr. Columba, Adam Bartlett, Ray Henderson.

12:00 pm Noon prayer with the community

12:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Ensembles Practicum – Performance – Critique

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm Depart for – Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, Sisters of St. Benedict

4:00 pm Tour

5:00 pm Vespers in the Monastery Church

5:30 pm Depart for Jasper Restaurant

6:00 pm Dinner – Return to St. Meinrad

O beauty ever ancient, ever new!” -Augustine – Confessions

Friday, January 26, 2018

5:30 am Monastic Prayer: Matins and Lauds

6:30 am Coffee

7:30 am Mass

8:15 am Breakfast

9:15 am Adam Bartlett: Illuminare Publications Project

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Fr. Columba Publications

11:15 am Q&A – Pastoral Implementation

12:00 pm Noon prayer with the community Departure Antiphon – Blessing

12:15 pm Lunch

Departure


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