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Two Important London Events

Following our very successful spring Chant Festival at Douai Abbey in May, Schola Gregoriana is delighted to announce two further events scheduled to take place in London in the autumn. Full details to be published shortly, but in the meantime do save the dates to your diaries. A one-day chant workshop will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Wimbledon (pictured below) on Saturday, 12th October, 2024.

 

The following month, for All Souls Day, we will hold a further workshop culminating with our annual Requiem Mass for deceased members and benefactors. This will take place at the magnificent Shrine Church of Our Lady and St Dominic, Southampton Road, Haverstock Hill (pictured below) on Saturday, 2nd November, 2024.

We very much hope to welcome Associates and also anyone keen to discover and learn more about Gregorian Chant and its interpretation

 

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Chant Festival: Douai Abbey, May 28-30, 2024

Once again we shall return to Douai Abbey for our principal Chant event of 2024.

As opportunities to participate in the Chant in its proper liturgical context have sadly diminished recently, Schola Gregoriana is particularly proud to be able to present an inspiring occasion designed to allow participants to explore the rich treasury of ancient music surrounding the great feast of Corpus Christi, under the expert guidance of our Director, Iain Simcock. We will learn about and prepare the Chants for Vespers and Mass each day, before moving to the church for the actual services.

Places are limited, so early booking is strongly advised!

For further information please click on the Events tab above

 

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.

https://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk

https://www.douaiabbey.org.uk

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. 

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