Organ Workshop: Accompanying the Chants of the New Roman Missal

Please note:
The following workshop is limited to only 40 persons due to space and resource constraints- we regret that only registered participants can be admitted.

We are inviting all church musicians and organists to attend a 2-session workshop which will cover the practical aspects of using the organ (or piano) to accompany the chants of the New Roman Missal.

The objective of this workshop is to introduce to participants the basics of effective chant accompaniment, with particular reference to the chants of the revised Roman Missal. Participants would go away having a better understanding of the techniques and playing style required to effectively accompany chants either on the pipe organ or other keyboard instruments.

Dates: Saturdays, April 21 & 28, 2012
Time: 9am – 3pm with a break for lunch

Church of Sts. Peter & Paul,
Choir Loft (within the church building), &
Room 8 (2nd floor, parish building)

We will cover:
1. The role of the accompanist in chant
2. Basics of classical organ technique (which forms the foundation for chant accompaniment)
3. The difference between playing on the electone/piano and the pipe organ
4. The unique characteristics of chant accompaniment
5. Practical ‘hands-on’ for the chants of the revised Roman Missal

Who should attend?
Church musicians (pianists, organists, instrumentalists) who would like a better understanding of effective chant accompaniment.

What to prepare?
Participants should be acquainted with the chant accompaniment scores of the Roman Missal. Look under ‘The Order of Mass’ for the hyperlinks marked ‘accompaniment’

What to bring?
1. Red chant booklets
2. Stationery
3. Notebook

For more details, please contact our Co-ordinator for Organists,
Julian Soh: lmcsingapore [at] gmail