11th Annual Winter Chant Conference

“Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song”

Saint Meinrad Archabbey

Monday-Friday, January 20-24, 2020

This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Come spend a week at the incomparable atmosphere of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and prepare to be immersed in the beauty of liturgical chant.

Learn and experience how chant is “sung speech,” and prepare to incorporate English and Latin chant into your parish liturgies. Through the week, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the liturgies of Saint Meinrad’s Benedictine monastic community, as well as to form and sing in a chant schola.

What You’ll Learn
  • What is Chant and Why Sing It Today?
  • Historical Development of Chant
  • Types of Chant and How They are Used
  • Modality and Modes
  • Psalms, Psalm Tones, and Their Use in Liturgy
  • Genres and Sources of Chant
  • Teaching and Directing Chant
  • Spiritual Preparation with the Sacred Word: Lectio Divina
  • Composing a Chant Antiphon
  • Singing in a Chant Schola

Staff: Benedictines Br. John Mark Falkenhain, Sr. Jeana Visel, Br. Joel Blaize, Fr. Eugene Hensell, Fr. Tobias Colgan and Br. Basil Lumsden, along with Mr. Ray Henderson

Tuition, Room and Board: $750 per person, double occupancy; $835 per person, single occupancy; $200 per person, commuter.

Program Schedule

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Upcoming Workshops

Summer Chant Workshop 2020: July 27-31, 2020

Winter Chant Workshop 2021: Jan. 25-29, 2021

Summer Chant Workshop 2021: July 26-30, 2021