Winter Chant Workshop: Chant Notation and Interpretation - 146977

Monday, January 22, 2024 - Friday, January 26, 2024
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey
Session Faculty: Br. John Glasenapp, OSB Br. Joel Blaize, OSB

This workshop is designed for directors of liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies who have some background in music.

Br. Joel Blaize, OSB, and Br. John Glasenapp, OSB, will be joined in this winter chant workshop by musicologist and prior of Glenstal Abbey in Ireland, Fr. Senan Furlong, OSB as well as Dr. Rosemary Heredos, who holds a doctorate in historical performance practice from Case Western Reserve University and is an active liturgical musician.

This week will introduce participants to the earliest and distinctive notation of chant from the Middle Ages and explore theories of how chant may have originally sounded (quite different from most standard recordings). Because chant was so authoritative and believed to be divinely inspired, the early notation is rich in detail and nuance and shows extraordinary sensitivity to the text.

Dr. Heredos has performed with several ensembles in both America and Ireland, most notably ANÚNA as well as Cantoral, an all-female group based in Limerick that specializes in medieval chant and early polyphony. She has cantored at Catholic churches in Northeast Ohio for more than 15 years and has taught in the Ethnomusicology Department at Kent State University.

Upon completion of some outside assignments, students may receive two academic credits for participating in our chant workshops. Whether non-degree seeking or earning elective credit for a particular program, students interested in graduate credit must first apply and be admitted as a student in the School of Theology and register for course #40:865 Chant Workshop. Application instructions may be found here:

Graduate Theology Program tuition and fees will be billed at the current rate

Note: The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. CT Monday and ends after lunch on Friday.

Single- $750
Double- $835
Commuter- $200
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