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Notre Dame Summer Symposia

Notre Dame’s excellent Church Life Journal blog has been featured here before, particularly when talking about why chant is good for children. This summer, the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will be providing three symposia that look quite exciting: Summer … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra!

The Guild was visited at our February 2 practice by a reporter and photographer from the Chapmaign-Urbana News-Gazette, and a little piece about us appeared in the February 13 issue. Please also note our own errata and corrigenda for the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on St. Romanos

Via Amy Welborn, a catechetical discourse on St. Romanos the Melodist from Pope Benedict’s May 21 General Audience.

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The Pope Wants You To Sing With Us

My colleagues over at Cantate Deo have posted an excerpt from Pope Benedict’s address after a concert of local choirs he attended while on vacation in the Valle d’Aosta, which I reproduce in part here: “Training in singing, in singing … Continue reading

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Comments Restricted

Given the amount of blog-spam comments I’ve had to clean out recently, I have denied the ability to comment to everyone except commenters with a valid TypeKey ID. But since no one comments here anyway, that’s not much of a … Continue reading

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Encouraging The Local Schola

Amy Welborn recently went out to California and heard the San Franscisco Schola Cantorum sing for Mass. Having heard them, she began to think that one should support one’s local schola. I weigh in twice in the comments, and others … Continue reading

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Download Our Recording

As was mentioned in an earlier post, the Guild recorded the music from September 3, and used the recording as a promotional item at the St. Matthew’s Ministry Fair. I am pleased to announce that the recording is now also … Continue reading

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Chant Workshop Resources

In preparation for our October 2 chant notation workshop, some printable resources may be of use: The Gregorian Highway Code. A four-page description of square-note notational conventions and symbols.

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The Master Plan, Part 2

It appears that our September 3 appearances went well; at least we have received good comments from the churches at which we sang. In the coming weeks, our calendar looks like this: Sunday, September 17, 9 AM – 2 PM: … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Off

After a hectic August, the Guild will be taking two weeks off at the beginning of September, and will not be rehearsing on September 4 or September 11. We will resume our normal rehearsal schedule the week of September 17.

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