Heritage Month features Gregorian chant workshop and Mass

Jan 29, 2015

The sacred sounds of Gregorian chant will soon be heard on the Newman University campus. As part of the first Heritage Month, celebrating the traditions of Newman and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a special two-day Gregorian chant workshop will be held the weekend of Feb. 14-15.

Former Wichitan and chant expert James Jordan, of Paraclete Press in Brewster, Mass., will teach music enthusiasts to chant the various parts of the Mass. In addition to learning the music style, which dates back to the 9th century, attendees will discover Gregorian chant history and how to read chant notation.

The workshop runs Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a break for lunch. It continues on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Mass will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a reception.

The event is open to all. No prior experience is required.

The cost of the event is $20, which covers the workshop materials, including The Parish Book of Chant, 2nd Edition.

To register for the workshop, contact Associate Professor of Theology John McCormick at 316-942-4291, ext. 2159 or [email protected].

The event is sponsored by the Gerber Institute of Catholic Studies at Newman University.

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