Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival

The Basics of Gregorian Chant

Date: Feb 3, 2018 Time: 9:30 AM–4:00 PM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Museum Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

Jennifer Donelson, St. Joseph's Seminary, New York, introduces participants to Gregorian chant in this one-day intensive workshop.

Serving as an introduction to the sacred music of the Roman rite, “The Basics of Gregorian Chant: A One-Day Intensive Course in Reading, Singing, and the Liturgical Use of Chant in the Roman Rite” will cover the reading of neumatic notation (“square notes”), Latin pronunciation, good phrasing and vocal technique, and the basic principles of the classical Solesmes rhythmic system of singing chant. Short lectures on the role and spirituality of Gregorian chant in the Roman rite will be interspersed throughout the working sessions. This workshop is ideal for music directors, choir members, clergy, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in early sacred music.


There will be a lunch break from 11:45 am–12:45 pm.