Friday, January 13, 2012

Retreat and Chant Course

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You can dowload an application form for both events here. 

You can book entirely online for the Retreat

and for the Chant Course.


We are on track for a lot of very exciting events this year, and here are some of the first: the regular St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat and (running in parallel) the Gregorian Chant Network Weekend Chant course, on Low Sunday weekend, after Easter, 13-15th April.

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The venue is the Oratory School in Oxfordshire, between Oxford and Reading and near Pangbourne railway station (link to map).

The Family Retreat is a unique event, with around 150 people, including children of all ages, on retreat with the Traditional Mass and devotions. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be or have a family! - but we have activities for children of all ages to enable their parents to attend the spiritual conferences as easily as possible. This year we will have two priests, Fr Andrew Southwell and Fr Thomas Crean OP, and hope to have a seminarian as well.

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Running alongside this is a Chant course. Again, everyone is welcome, with any level of experience. The course is led by Colin Mawby, the composer and former Director of Music at Wesminster Cathedral, and Christopher Hodkinson, of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge. Having two chant tutors will enable us to divide the group according to the experience of the singers, so everyone will get the most out of it. The singers accompany the Masses and devotions of the Retreat, so as well as theoretical work on the chant there is live singing with an audience.

You can dowload an application form for both events here. 

You can book entirely online for the Retreat

and for the Chant Course.


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