15 April 2010

Training Event in Portsmouth Cathedral 12th June

This will be the Gregorian Chant Network's second training event. Our intention is that it be a characteristic of our events that beginners and the more advanced get separate tuition to maximise their benefit from the course; to this end we need to have two tutors at our events.

The Portsmouth training event will be led by Abbot Cuthbert Brogan of Farnbrough, assisted by Christopher Hodkinson of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge. Both are very experienced and talented singers and teachers of chant.

Registration in the Cathedral Hall will be from 9.30 and the day will end with Vespers (1960 Breviary) and Benediction (now confirmed) in the Cathedral at 4pm.

The fee will be £15 per person.

CONTACT: chantnetwork@gmail.com

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(Photo: the LMS Annual Solemn Mass in Portsmouth Cathedral, 4th October 2009)

Provisional programme:

- From 0930 registrations take place in the Cathedral hall.

- 1000 Workshop commences in the hall with an introduction to the chant for the whole group - led by Fr Abbot

- 1100 Workshop continues in 2 groups (we will use 2 rooms)

- 1230 Lunch

- 1330 Workshop continues in 2 groups

- 1445 Break

- 1500 Workshop continues with whole group

- 1545 Workshop completes. Prepare for Vespers and Benediction.

- 1600 Vespers and Benediction in the Cathedral.

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