Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fact: Chant Workshop to be held at St. Ann's

Dear Readers,

Many have commented on the beauty of the recent missa cantata in honor of the Annunciation to Our Blessed Mother at St. Ann's and the beautiful accompaniment of St Ann's Schola Cantorum.

None of that comes about without the study and practice of the chant propers for each Mass by the schola, The schola has a dedicated group of men (and women) who are beginning to gain some beautiful sound, but they can use more members.

To help folks better understand their own potential, and to take the mystery out of what chant is and how to interruprat (musically) the ancient text and notes, a 2-day chant workshop is being held at St. Ann.

Details can be obtained here.... please consider becoming part of this ministry so that we can be better positioned for that day when a weekly, Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary form is offered, that it can be a regular sung Mass.

Fact: Two more Missae Cantatae to be held at St. Ann's!!

After just having a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25, word from St. Ann's in Charlotte, lead by Fr. Reid, will be offering two more upcoming Missae Cantatae:

Ascension Thursday


Saturday, August 7
XI Sunday after Pentecost (anticipated)

The Ascension Thursday Mass is a second consecutive year that Fr. Reid has offered a Missa Cantata for the Feast of Our Lord's Ascension on the actual feast day.

The August 7 Mass is the regular monthly "Sunday anticipated" Mass, but with chant from the participants of the "Sing Like a Catholic" chant workshop to be held in Charlotte, also at St. Ann's on August 6-7.

I encourage you to share this information with as many as possible. They should be wonderful liturgies. Feedback from those who attended the Annunciation Mass on March 25 has been quite extraordinary. The musical assistance of the schola and choir of St. Ann's at the Mass has been highly complimented as adding awesome beauty and reverence to the Mass.