Christ Church (Dublin): Gregorian Chant Workshop

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin webeditor at
Tue Feb 24 08:43:35 GMT 2009

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Saturday 28 February 2009, 11.00 - 18.00

A reminder of the chant workshop which will take place
on Saturday 28 February at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin.
Due to the last minute indisposition of Eamon Manning, we're
delighted that the acknowledged chant expert, Nick Gale has
agreed to lead the event. He is director of music at St George's
cathedral, Southwark, and head of academic music at the
London Oratory School.

The day will conclude with vespers sung by course participants
and Christ Church cathedral choir. Please make the event
widely-known and feel free to pass on this message to anyone
you think would be interested in this fascinating subject.

Cost: 20 Euro per person
(RSCM members 15 Euro per person).


* Introduction to Chant 
* Vocal Warm-up 
* Reading Chant Notation with exercises 
* Basic Chant Repertoire

Break for lunch (not provided)

* The structure of Vespers
* Vespers Repertoire: The Psalms of Vespers and Psalm Tones.
  The Antiphons. Versicles and Responses 
* 'Putting Style into Vespers: the example of Fontgombault'
  (Aka Tricks of the Trade)
* Rehearsal with cathedral choir
* Sung Vespers

For details of the workshop and a full biography of Nick Gale, see:

Further details from Peter Parshall, Co-ordinator RSCM Ireland,
The Chapter House, Christ Church Cathedral,
Christ Church Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Tel:+353 (0)1 671 2426, Fax:+353 (0) 1 679 8991
Email:pparshall at, Web: 

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