Promoting Chant through study, teaching and performance.

Chant notation

St. Stephen’s House, Oxford

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th August 2016

A course will be run by the Schola at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, focussing on the Divine Office. We do hope plenty of you will come and make this an instructive and convivial gathering. Additional information about this event is being sent to Associates by post, and will be available on this web site soon.

This event is open equally to both Associates and non-Associates. There are two options: a normal "Associates’ Weekend" format running from Friday (26th) to Sunday, or a longer programme beginning on the Wednesday. The longer stay is for those who would like an opportunity to study the chant at a more gentle pace, and will also be suitable for beginners, while the shorter format from Friday to Sunday will be available to Associates only, and will be in the more fast-paced style that we were used to in Mary’s time.

Associate membership is open to everybody, so you can, of course, join if you are not already an Associate but wish to take advantage of the Associate-only option; you can find details on our "Join / Support Us" page.

Please get in touch with us if you are interested, and we can then let you know the cost per participant and all the practical details that you need when booking for a Schola Associates’ gathering.

Trinity College, Cambridge, Monday 6th June 2016

11 – 5.30 (to be confirmed)

Nicolas Bell, whom many of you will remember giving us a talk on Cluniac monasticism at Lewes Priory, has kindly offered to show Associates original mediaeval music manuscripts including an Office for St. Edmund of Canterbury. He will be demonstrating these manuscripts in the magnificent surroundings of the Wren Library where he is now Librarian.

Christopher Hodkinson has transcribed the texts and music from these original manuscripts into easily readable square notation from which we plan to study, rehearse and perform Vespers of St. Edmund of Canterbury in Trinity College Chapel, on this the Feast of the Translation of St. Edmund.

Please will those of you interested in coming let me know, so that I may send you full details of the programme for the day, including travel, access, parking, where we are to have lunch etc. Pencil this date in your diaries now !

Grey Macartney
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