Promoting Chant through study, teaching and performance.
Chant Workshops 2015-16
Directed by John Rowlands-Pritchard
John Rowlands-Pritchard will be teaching several chant workshops in a variety of places over the next few months, and also one residential course in April. Here is a summary; for full details and updates, please see the Opus Anglicanum web site, or contact John, whose address appears in the first item.
Sat 31st October, Worcester Lodge, Badminton, GL9 1AH 10am - 5pm
The day will be in the wonderful and unusual Worcester Lodge, an 18th century Banqueting Lodge on the Badminton estate. It will conclude with an informal performance of a sequence of chant for All Hallows.
£25 (u-18 £5) Morning and afternoon refreshments and a bread & cheese lunch included. Please book in advance at www.opus-a.co.uk (preferred) or cheque 'Opus Anglicanum' by post: 36 Berrington Road, Chipping Campden GL55 6JA
Sat 27th February 2016 (to be confirmed) Charlcombe Church, Bath
Sat 5th March, St Woolos Cathedral, Newport NP20 4EA
Run by RSCM South East Wales. Further details to follow on website.
Sat 12th March, St George's Church Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1LB 10am - 4pm
Chant associated with Venantius Fortunatus - Vexilla regis, Salve festa dies, Pange lingua gloriosi. Participants perform Compline with Opus Anglicanum in the evening concert.
Details and tickets from Dorchester Arts: www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
Mon 25th April - Thurs 28th April Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin SG4 9RB
GREGORIAN CHANT: A RESIDENTIAL COURSE. Benslow is a very special place, and offers a tradition of hospitality and friendship for music makers of every sort. The Chant course will be one of a number happening in this beautiful house with enjoyable meals and accommodation.
All information & booking http://benslowmusic.org 01462 45944
Workshop in Askrigg, Upper Wensleydale
The 4th Gregorian Chant Workshop will be held on May 7th 2016 in St Oswald's Church, Askrigg, North Yorkshire. Askrigg is a small village in Upper Wensleydale still famous for being the location for the TV programme 'All Creatures Great and Small'.
The day will last from 10.00am to 4.00/4.30 pm and will consist of music for Ascension Day. The director is Philip Duffy who is the Assoc. Director for the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge and a former choir master of Liverpool RC Cathedral.
The fee for the day is £15 which includes tuition and music (to keep). The day will end with the service of Vespers to which members of the public are welcome. Further details will be available when people sign up. All are welcome including beginners who have never sing the chant but would like to try.