OUR REMAINING OPEN MEETING IN 2018:
Saturday 29 September: Chant Day at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich.
The outline programme for the day is as follows. If there are any changes of detail later, notice will appear here, well before the event. Please put the date in your diary now.
10.30 am onwards: registration and coffee
11.00: Introduction to the Graduale Parvum, and first chant session
12.30 pm: Lunch. This must be booked in advance
1.30: Second chant session, in preparation for
2.30: Sung Mass for the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
3.45: Paul Henriksen will speak on Latin and singing in schools
4.15: Tea and the Association’s Annual General Meeting, with the day concluding by 5.30 pm.
TO BOOK, please visit our Meetings page.
GRADUALE PARVUM LAUNCHED
Our latest publication, the Graduale Parvum, was launched at St Mary’s College, Oscott, on Saturday 21 April, in the presence of Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop Alan Hopes.
For the first time, Gregorian chant Introits for every Sunday and Holy Day are available in both Latin and English, simple to sing but wholly authentic, and well within the capability of choirs of any parish church.
This pioneering work will be followed by collections of the remaining chants of the Mass, giving choirs and small groups of singers a complete repertoire for these Masses for the whole of the liturgical year.
See also our News page.
The Graduale Parvum and the accompanying set of five CDs which have recordings of all the chants may be ordered here.
Please see our News page.
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.