The Gregorian Chant Network (which is sponsored by the Latin Mass Society and other groups - notably the Ordinariate, the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, and the Newman Institute of Sacred Music) has announced their third meeting of chant directors, which for the first time will be open to all.
The meeting will be addressed by Dr Daniel Saulnier, former choirmaster at St Peter's Abbey, Solesmes, and one of the most influential chant experts in the world, and Giovanni Varelli, the Cambridge researcher who discovered the manuscript of the earliest written polyphonic music, which will be performed at the meeting.
The meeting includes lunch, for those who want it, and concludes with Vespers, followed by tea.
Programme (Subject to minor changes)
Talk by Dr Daniel Saulnier
Angelus and talk by Giovanni Varelli
Joseph Shaw on the GCN
Rehearsal for Vespers with Dr Daniel Saulnier
Vespers in the Little Oratory
Prices: Directors of scholas and chant choirs which are members of the Gregorian Chant Network: £10 including lunch. Others: £10 without lunch; £25 including lunch.
Payment can be made here, or by cheque, made payable to "Latin Mass Society". In either case a Booking Form must be downloaded from here and returned to The Latin Mass Society.
Any group of singers singing Chant regularly in the context of the Catholic liturgy (in any rite or form of the Mass) can join the Gregorian Chant Network free of charge; email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on the GCN, including a list of supporting organisations and member choirs, see http://gregorianchantnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/