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 – 3.30p

Members:  £55 Non-members: £65
Concessions: £10 (call the office 020 8340 3343)

The following is taken from the HLSI publicity material:

‘We are delighted to welcome back Iain Simcock from the Schola Gregoriana; Iain ran a very successful Saturday workshop for us last year and is back by popular request. Come and unlock the musical mysteries of Gregorian chant with Iain Simcock as the director.  The sung liturgical music of Western Christianity, known since the time of the Carolingian Empire as ‘Gregorian Chant’, represents an unbroken tradition of two thousand years of authentic Christian song. The chants, full of beauty and variety, and with a deep spiritual content, have been composed throughout the centuries and contain music special to many regions, while the Psalmody reaches back to ancient Jewish tradition. You will discover the profound beauty and infinite variety of this timeless music by learning to sing it. The emphasis throughout the day will be on practising the singing and enjoying the full beauty of the chants.

Singers of all abilities welcome.’