Workshops/Festivals 2011

Workshops/Festivals 2011: (CA) Sixth Annual Colloquium of the Gregorian Institute of Canada (2011 August 4-7)

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2011

This year’s theme—Chant: Old and New—is inspired by a particular chant book, which makes Halifax’s Saint Mary’s University its home: the Salzinnes Antiphonal, a 16th-century Cistercian manuscript from what is now the region of Namur in modern-day Belgium.

Some of the manuscript’s musical riches will be presented in concert during the conference by five-time Grammy winning composer, conductor and performer, PAUL HALLEY and members of his University of King’s College (Halifax) Chapel Choir. Margot Fassler, recently appointed the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, will be giving a plenary address and Susan Hellauer, of Anonymous 4 fame, will be leading workshops in chant performance.

The Gregorian Institute of Canada has focused from its inception on performance, providing a unique opportunity for scholars and performers from Canada and around the world to share and discuss their ideas, research and experience.

Visit the Gregorian Institute of Canada website for more information.