SUMMER 2021 OPEN MEETING, Saturday 28 August: PRACTISE SINGING CHANTS FROM THE GRADUALE PARVUM
It is with a sense of great relief, after so many months overshadowed by Covid, that we announce our first meeting since the highly successful 50th Annual meeting in September 2019. It will take place at St Joseph’s Church, Queens Road, Aldershot GU11 3JB. Details are still being worked out, but initial plans suggest this shape to the day:
10.30 – 10.45 Arrival, welcome, coffee.
11.00 – 11.45 Rehearsal led by Fr Guy Nicholls on the GP chants for the Proper and Ordinary.
12.00 Solemn Latin Mass, with chants from the Graduale Parvum.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch. Members can be reassured that whatever Covid precautions are in force at the time will be carefully observed when food and drinks are served. For the caterers to know numbers, lunches need to be booked in advance: please ‘Donate’ £20 per meal and let us know via our Contact page that you have done this, and say if you require the vegetarian option. Alternatively, please download this form and send us a cheque.
2.15 The afternoon’s programme is still being planned, but it will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, sung to traditional chants. There will also be a general discussion, giving an opportunity for an exchange of views on current issues in the liturgy.
4.30 approx. Tea and departure.
How to get there: Aldershot station (trains from Waterloo) is located near the town centre of Aldershot, only a few minutes’ walk from the church. If coming by car, limited parking is available – access via Edward Street, which runs behind St Joseph’s Church. There is car parking available in the town centre.
OUR NEXT OPEN MEETING: Spring or Summer 2022 – More details when available
We plan to meet next at Mayfield School, East Sussex, in 2022 and everyone, member or not, will be welcome. Full details in due course.