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The Archdiocese of Detroit presents:
The Basic skills of chanting
JOE BALISTRERI – Archdiocesan Director of Music and Instructor
Chant Bootcamp is a down-to-earth, no frills instruction series on the basics of singing chant in English and Latin. Participants will sing 4-line square-note notation, practice the rudiments of Latin pronunciation, and discuss appropriate ways to introduce, teach and use chant in participatory liturgy.
Tuesday, July 9 thru Thursday, July 11
1 – 4 p.m.
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
9844 Woodward Ave, Detroit
(secured parking adjacent to the Cathedral)
Registration: $10.00 (includes all workshops, handouts and refreshments)
For more information contact Joe Balistreri (313) 237-5782 or visit http://www.aod.org/musicevents
There are scholarships/passes available for anyone who finds the Workshop fee is keeping them away – don’t be shy, come sing with us, more the merrier. Just send an email to email@example.com with your name, and mention you want a “pass”, and your name will be put on the registration and you’re good to go. Choir programs with tight budgets are also welcome to take advantage of this, and round up the group to come – but an email with names or number estimates is appreciated.
Instead of Mass with the new texts, we will either sing the parts we’ve learned as a prayer service, or simply as a “final, all together” for the conclusion of the Workshop. Women and men will split at a point to learn and practice separately, so it will be fun to come back together to sing and listen.
Amazingly, the texts we are using – indeed many chant resources – are now being provided legally, copyright free, online as PDFs – this includes newly published, and newly written pieces. Any music program can freely print and use them – and they only require the human voice. There are a lot of recordings of these chant texts on YouTube as well for listening and learning. The publication “Simple English Propers” (from which we will learn some parts) is one of these free resources, but has also been printed and bound in hardcover. All the Workshop materials are being provided free, BUT – for anyone who is interested in picking one or more copies up of this hardbound edition, there will be 20 available for $10 each – 40% off. Choirs and larger groups – let us know asap if you would like some quantity shipped there just for you at that price.
Looking forward to a great Workshop!! See you there!
If you’re nervous about your voice, don’t worry – chant is for the average human voice. If you can speak, you can chant! Come learn this sung prayer form – with techniques and approaches to singing chant, reading chant notation, and lots of group practice.
If the price is an obstacle, send us email and we will be sure you can attend regardless – email with subject line “pass” to firstname.lastname@example.org
9 am Walk-in Registration and Coffee
10 – 10:30 Group Introductory Session
10:30 – noon Missal Chants
noon – 1:30 Move to St. Johns, lunch is provided…
1:30 – 2:30 Introduction to Square Notes
2:30 – 3:30 Learning the Propers
(UPDATE: no Mass, but a “live” singing through as a group, possibly as a prayer service — Mass with new texts was not possible before our Diocese’ launch date for new Missal.)
Pass on the word!! Wrangle some friends together and….
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