Well done, everyone! It has been a great blessing to pray with all of you throughout this past Lenten season. I would hate to restrict our experience of chant to the penitential seasons, so here is a little "bonus chant" that is worth learning. To express the joy of our Lord's resurrection, the Marian Antiphon... Continue Reading →
Hey everyone! I'm excited we will be offering more opportunities to chant Vespers this season. We will be at St. Monica's on Sundays (Dec 2, 9, 16), and at St. Blaise on Wednesdays (Dec 5, 12) and for the O Antiphon days (Dec 17-23). Visit the About page for the Church addresses. A preparation... Continue Reading →
Thank you all for taking part in this Intro to Chant series. I just wanted to share a few things that we went over in class for those who were not able to join us. Here is a worthwhile reflection by Msgr. Pope on the quality of prayer that we find in tradition. I think... Continue Reading →
It may be helpful to have a idea of what to expect for our first class on May 3rd. We will have two prayers through which the basics for chant and Latin pronunciation will be introduced. The first is the Ave Maria, which many of you are probably familiar with. Here is a video to... Continue Reading →
Hello all, I'm looking forward to getting together this Friday for Vespers. We have the preparation class at 6 pm in Mary's room, and Vespers will begin in the Church shortly after the 7 pm Stations of the Cross has finished. I will get all of the important stuff out of the way by 6:50,... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! The First Sunday of Advent is coming up, so I wanted to share some videos to help you become familiar with parts that may be a little more difficult. Please keep in mind: the purpose of Vespers is prayer - it is okay that we do not sound like a perfectly trained choir.... Continue Reading →
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