OPEN MEETING IN CARDIFF
Saturday 28th October 2017
At the Catholic Chaplaincy, Newman Hall, Colum Road, Cardiff CF10 3UN (1 mile north of the city centre)
The day will include a talk on ‘Why Latin in the Liturgy?’, workshops on Gregorian chant plus some simple polyphonic settings for use at Vespers and Benediction in the afternoon.
Timetable for the day:
10.00 Mass at Nazareth House (Ordinary Form)
11.00 Introductory chant session (Fr Guy Nicholls)
11.30 ‘Why Latin in the Liturgy?’ (Mgr Bruce Harbert)
13.30 2nd session – Chant for Vespers (Fr Guy Nicholls)
15.00 Tea. [For ALL members: Annual General Meeting.]
15.30 3rd session – Polyphony for Vespers (Alexander Thacker)
17.00 Vespers & Benediction, as rehearsed in the 2nd and 3rd sessions
18.00 Missa Cantata (Extraordinary Form) sung by the ALL Schola.
For full details please enquire via our ‘Contact’ page.
OUR MEETINGS IN 2018:
Please put these dates in your 2018 diary now:
1) Saturday 21 April: Meeting, Mass, and launch of the Graduale Parvum at St Mary’s College, Oscott.
2) Saturday 29 September: Chant Day and AGM at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich.
Full details will follow in the next edition of Latin Liturgy. At both events there will be a lunch and time to share views with other members.
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Aims of the ALL
The Association was founded in September 1969. Its aims are:
to promote understanding of the theological, pastoral and spiritual qualities of the liturgy in Latin;
to preserve the sacredness and dignity of the Roman rite;
to secure, for the present and future generations, the Church’s unique inheritance of liturgical music.
The Association believes that its objectives are most likely to be achieved by frequent celebrations of the Mass in Latin in the Ordinary Form of the Roman rite, to which the majority of the laity are accustomed, while many are dissatisfied with the shortcomings of much current liturgical practice. The Bishops of England and Wales recognized the Association in 1970 as an approved Catholic Society, and in 1975 Pope Paul VI conferred on it the Apostolic Benediction.
Enquiries to: The Chairman, Christopher Francis – email.