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Schola Gregoriana returns to Highgate
Our Director Iain Simcock will again give a one-day Chant Workshop at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute,
11 South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BS, on
Saturday 7 October 2023, 10.30am – 3.30pm
For further information go to Events tab above
Dom Daniel Saulnier OSB
The world of Gregorian Chant suffered a great loss with the death Dom Daniel Saulnier OSB last April, at the age of 69.
He was the pre-eminent interpreter of the earliest Chant sources and he managed to combine his academic research with the direction of practical courses for anyone aspiring to sing Gregorian Chant. His great expertise – together with his modest and gentle manner – drew a worldwide following and he will be very greatly missed.
Click on the News and Opinion tab (above) for tributes from:
The University of Tours, The Abbot of Solesmes and our Director, Iain Simcock.
Schola Gregoriana and The Association for Latin Liturgy at Douai Abbey, 2-4 May 2023
ADVANCE NOTICE of a residential Chant event. Further details will be available from the end of January.
Malvern Chant Day
Schola Gregoriana Director, Iain Simcock, will be running a Chant Day at St Wulstan’s Church in Malvern on:
Saturday 25th February 2023
The plan is to start at 10am and finish around 4.30pm
Click on the Events tab above for further details.
Schola Gregoriana at Douai Abbey
Once again Schola Gregoriana will be supporting the YCA weekend at Douai Abbey (7-9 October 2022).
Under the direction of Iain Simcock, we will be assisting at the Divine Office and Holy Mass and rehearsing
the appropriate chants with members of YCA.
Gregorian Chant Workshop
Our Director, Iain Simcock, has been invited to run one-day chant workshops by
Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution. All are welcome to attend. For further information
click on the Events tab above.
A Century of Chant Recordings
Having recently drawn attention to the new recording of music for Christmas Matins, Sancta Nox, it seems appropriate to take a look at the evolution of Gregorian Chant recordings generally.
Click on News and Opinion tab above for the full story
Sancta Nox: Matins for Christmas
A new recording of chant and polyphony for Christmas Matins by The Seminarians of Saint Peter, Wigratzbad, has almost sold out! There are still a few copies of the CD available in the UK and the tracks are also available as a download. Click on ‘News & Opinion’ tab above for more information.
The role of the Organ in the Liturgy
As new restrictions are about to be imposed thanks to the pandemic, readers might like to take a moment to ponder an uplifting reflection, for the start of the new liturgical year, on the role of the organ (and the organist) in the liturgy by Schola Gregoriana Director, Iain Simcock. Click on the News and Opinion tab (above) for the full text…
Schola Gregoriana contribution to:
Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint
British Museum: 20 May to 22 August 2021
The Schola’s recording of the Unfinished Vespers HAVPCD 192 is to form the aural backdrop to this exciting new exhibition.
There are a number of events in May designed to provide further infomation; full details available at: