“Seven Days of Musical Heaven”

Shawn Tribe of the New Liturgical Movement reminds everyone that the Annual Sacred Music Colloquium of MusicaSacra.com is filling up quickly. The event this year is listed as:

“Seven Days of Musical Heaven”

June 16-22, 2008 (Monday noon through Sunday morning)
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Sponsored by the Church Music Association of America

The website lists all of these as part of the event:

  • Extensive training in Gregorian chant and the Renaissance choral tradition under a world-class faculty;
  • You can choose between three chant fundamentals classes, four advanced chant classes, and three large polyphonic choirs;
  • Choral experience with large choir singing sacred music of the masters such as Palestrina, Isaac, Victoria, Byrd, Tallis, Josquin, and many others;
  • Daily liturgies with careful attention to officially prescribed musical settings;
  • Residency in new, apartment-style dormitories or optional hotels;
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from a varied menu ;
  • Training in vocal production and technique;
  • Conducting practicum;
  • Training for the sung Mass;
  • Organ recital and improvisation method classes
  • Ward Method pedagogy demonstrations;
  • Composers’ Forum;
  • Coffeehouse Polyphony night in which you prepare and sing
  • Run for Chant, 2 Miles, Tuesday, 6:00am
  • Seminars on parish music management, the role of the cantor, and integrating sung parts of the liturgy;
  • All music, including prepared packets of chant and polyphony, as part of registration.

All you need to know about this event is listed here. Please check it out; it is an intensive course in Gregorian Chant. Registration is filling up so please don't wait too long to sign up.

Please note that I have also added MusicaSacra.com to my favorite websites as a permanent link. It is a great website!