image for Workshop/Course item typeGregorian Chant Workshop at The Bleddfa Centre

Workshop/Course, Sat 28 Apr 2018, £50

Gregorian Chant

Gregorian Chant

Address

Bleddfa,
near Knighton,
Powys,
LD7 1PA

Events at this Venue

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Fri 13 Apr - Sun 20 May Spring Quartet
Sat 21 Apr Life Drawing Morning
Sat 28 Apr Gregorian Chant Workshop
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Details

The Sing Gregorian Chant workshop is a chance to experience Gregorian chant in a friendly context. All are welcome; women and men, singers and non-singers. Beginners are encouraged to join, together with experienced singers. Our work will be structured around the traditional Benedictine monastic hour services recited mainly in English, and the day will conclude with an informal performance of a sequence of chant. The aim is to be an entertaining, friendly, informative and enjoyable experience.

£50. Lunch included. Must be booked in advance.

Led by John Rowlands-Pritchard. About John:
...worked as a professional singer in the cathedral choirs of Ely and of Wells, and as an oratorio soloist; and founded the group Opus Anglicanum, 5 singers and a reader.
...studied mediaeval song with Professor John Stevens and early Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry at Cambridge, illustrating lectures and broadcast talks for both.
...sang as a Cantor with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge for recital work and recording in many European cathedrals and abbeys, and in the Vatican.
...has directed Gregorian Chant Days for university music departments, cathedral choirs, music festivals, and adult education colleges.
...has recently worked for Glastonbury Abbey, Worcester Three Choirs Festival, Benslow Music, Sarum College, Two Moors Festival; and with the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory, Co.Meath, Ireland.
...and in 2016 was made an honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music for work with the chant.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Apr 2018 09:30 to 17:00

Prices

Includes lunch

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 204682  Lat: 52.30687 Long: -3.16884