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.
For the first time, Gregorian chant Introits for every Sunday and Holy Day will be 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.
Copies of the Graduale Parvum and the accompanying set of five CDs which have recordings of all the chants may be ordered here.
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.