CHANT WORKSHOP ON APRIL 20 + 21
All are invited to “Chanting the Daily Office: A Contemplative Practice Using the Book of Common Prayer,” a workshop to be held on Friday evening, April 20, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the sanctuary and on Saturday morning, April 21, from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the Meeting Room. The two interactive sessions will offer participants the opportunity to learn chant tones from the Service Music of the 1982 Hymnal that can be used, either alone or corporately, to enhance Morning Prayer II and Evening Prayer II. We will also use a chanted set- ting of Compline.
Participants will explore the rich history of chant, how to read musical notations in the Psalms and the different portions of the services, and how to nd appropriate readings. The workshop will be led by Valerie Abrahamsen, PhD, a St. Michael’s parishioner and choir member and a long-time Associate of the Society of St. Margaret in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Attendees are encouraged to attend both sessions, although a short review of the Friday material will take place at the Saturday session. Participants do not need extensive musical background and the workshop is free and open to all.