The Church Music Association of America (CMAA) regularly offers a summer chant course at Duquesne University (June 23rd – 28th) which is a great opportunity to develop a more thorough understanding of Gregorian Chant. This summer, they will offer two courses: a Chant Intensive, as well as Laus in Ecclesia (level 1). I’ve taken part in three Chant Intensives since I began learning chant and have found them incredibly helpful even as a beginner. This year, I’ve signed up for the Laus in Ecclesia course.
The week culminates on Friday with a chanted Mass for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 1pm. Even if you are not able to attend the course, you are welcome to take part in the Mass to experience the beautiful potential of chant within the Ordinary Form. More information can be found in the link below. If you are enjoying Vespers, I hope you will consider taking part in the Chant Intensive – I’m sure you will not regret it.
Information about chant opportunities during the Triduum, including Tenebrae will be posted early next week. See you at Vespers!