2-Day Workshop: Ordinaries & the Propers

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The Liturgical Music Committee (LMC) is organizing a 2-day Choir Workshop and we wish to extend the invitation to all choir members in your Parish.  We would appreciate if you’re able to forward this email to all Choir Directors.

Title: Discovering New Mass Settings and Antiphons

Synopsis: Come and discover new English settings of the Mass for congregational use, as well as antiphonal singing for Entrance and Communion. This workshop will take place over two Saturday morning sessions and will mainly be practical, with some explanation of the importance and use of chant at Mass at the beginning of each. The practical components include learning the new Mass settings and antiphons, including some antiphons in harmony, learning how to interpret chant, and rehearsal techniques for singing in chant and harmony.
Session 1: The Ordinaries – Something Extraordinary

Date: 30 July 2016
Time: 9am – 12 pm
Venue:  The Church of the Holy Spirit, Room #03-07

Practical: This session will cover new English settings of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei in chant style, appropriate for congregational use, and also how to read and interpret chant

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Session 2: The Propers in their Proper Place

Date: 06 August 2016
Time:  9am – 12 pm
Venue: The Church of the Holy Spirit, Room #03-07

Practical: This session will cover antiphonal singing during the Entrance and Communion, some settings in harmony, and also rehearsal techniques for chant and harmony

Please REGISTER if you wish to attend. REGISTRATIONis necessary as there are limited seats available.

Cost per person: $20 for both sessions. Church Choristers are encouraged to sign up for both sessions.

Holy Week Spirituality Talk: Part 1

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem by Hippolyte Flandrin c. 1842

Tonight, Fr. JJ shared about the spirituality of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper of the Lord, and Good Friday. He also spoke about how the liturgy is celebrated for these events and gave numerous references to the bible.

Music accompanying Holy Week was also presented, albeit briefly.

Please find the compilation of chants that would accompany the Roman Missal for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and Good Friday.

See you again next Wednesday, 24 February, 8pm, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (Singapore), where Fr. JJ will talk about Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday Chants – Entrance & Propers

Holy Thursday Chants – Propers & Mandatum Options

Mandatum novum verses- Psalm 18 – English

Good Friday Chants – Adoration of the Cross, Reproaches, Crux Fidelis

Sacred Music in the Liturgy Survey (Vatican)

 

Sacred Music Council.
Enquiry to Episcopal Conferences and Major Religious Institutes and Faculties of Theology.

Foreword
Fifty years on from the Second Vatican Council, the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments and the Pontifical Council for Culture are undertaking, with a pastoral perspective, an enquiry into the state of sacred music in all its aspects (liturgy, formation, pastoral activity, concerts) with the aim of reflecting on the developments in the field of music and the desire to offer a contribution to the ministry of musicians for the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful.

The survey contains questions that individual choir heads might find difficult to answer. Do not worry, these will be answered by the LMC and other relevant parties. However we would like to solicit your input on as many of the questions as possible before we collate the responses and send it back to the Vatican. 

Online Survey

Letter from the LMC

The Spirituality of Lent, Holy Week & Easter & it’s Accompanying Music

Fr. J J Fenelon will be conducting 2 half-day sessions on the Spirituality of Lent, Holy Week and Easter and it’s Accompanying Music.

Dates: Saturdays 10 & 17 March 2012
Venue: Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, 3rd Floor, Chapel
Time: 9am – 1pm

This session is open to all choir members. We appreciate any love offering to help defray the costs involved in putting these sessions together.