Christmas Gregorian Chant Singing Workshop with John Rowlands-Pritchard – Sat 30 Nov


Saturday 30 November
St Margaret’s Church, Ditchling
£50 inc. lunch and refreshments

An entertaining and enjoyable singing day using Cantica Natalia; a songbook of Chant for Christmas published by St Dominic’s Press in 1926. Experience and sing Gregorian chant in a friendly context with our who is a highly experienced teacher John. Open to singers and non-singers alike, concluding with an informal performance in Ditchling Church for friends and family.

The day is led by John Rowlands-Pritchard who studied mediaeval song with Professor John Stevens and early Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry at Cambridge, illustrating lectures and broadcast talks for both. Experience as a Cantor with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge included recital work and recording in many European cathedrals and abbeys, and in the Vatican. He has directed Chant Days for university music departments, cathedral choirs, music festivals, adult education colleges, and is an Associate of the Royal School of Church Music for his work teaching the chant. He has recently worked for Glastonbury Abbey, Worcester Three Choirs Festival, Benslow Music, Sarum College, Two Moors Festival, with the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory Co.Meath Ireland, Dorchester Arts, and Ledbury Poetry Festival.

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