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First day of Intro Series / Queenship of Mary

Happy Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary! It is such a great day to begin our Intro to Chant series; under the heavenly mantel of our Blessed Mother.  We will finish the evening singing the Salve Regina – you can practice…

EF Mass at St. Blaise

Hello everyone! I hope you are staying cool and dry in this crazy hot and rainy summer.  I wanted to give you a heads up (if you are not already aware): Fr. Cizik is offering an EF (Extraordinary Form) Mass at St. Blaise on…

Just a fun find…

I am currently preparing for the Communion chant during the Easter Vigil (you may have noticed the Latin/English translation on the Easter Vigil handout) and stumbled across this fun find. First, here is the video that I am using to help prepare: As I…

Not quite sure what this “Vespers” thing is all about?

Here is a little introductory video that you might find helpful.  It gives you an overview of the Liturgy of the Hours and where Vespers fits within the prayer.  If it still seems a bit foreign, just show up to one of the evenings…

Getting ready…

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). …

Thank you!

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…

Pentecost Sunday

As I mentioned in class, there will be a Traditional Low Mass at St. Titus in Aliquippa this Sunday for the Feast of Pentecost.  The Mass will begin at noon, with the rosary and confession starting at 11:30. After the Mass, we will sing…

A brief history of music notation

I mentioned a little about the development of notation last week and thought you might find this video interesting.  Keep in mind that chant existed through oral tradition before notation was created, so listening to chant is very important to learning. (side note:  some…

History of Solfege

We will be using solfege throughout the course in order to warm up our voices and to become comfortable with the melodies (though probably not as thoroughly as we did on the first day).  With that, you may be interested in learning a little…