Optional Chant Workshop ($40)
The optional chant workshop will take place on Saturday May 27, 2023 in the hall next to Assumption Church in Ferndale, CA. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of chanting the Mass with specific attention to the role of the schola in the Mass. The workshop will include how to blend voices to sound as one voice, how to read the square notes using solfege and phrasing of the line with respect to Scripture.
Time will be given for practicing the Ordinaries to be sung during Masses of the 2023 Sacred Liturgy Conference. The basics of chanting the Propers of the Mass and/or chanting the sacred scripture lessons of the Mass will be given. The history of Gregorian chant and its prime place in the Roman Rite both TLM and the Novus Ordo will also be discussed.
Lunch will be included in the $40 registration fee. Please view the schedule page for workshop times.
Dr. Lynne-Bissonnette-Pitre has been teaching chant, leading chant workshops and training scholas since 2012. She is the founder and Director of Schola Cantus Angelorum and currently the Director of the Latin mass schola at St. Birgitta in Portland, Oregon.