These events are free of charge. Just sing. A booklet is provided. If you choose to keep the booklet, we appreciate $10 to cover the cost. You can also download the booklet here Parish Book Chant – Soli Deo Gloria and print yourself.
When and where? Next dates:
Monday August 19th at 7:00PM (John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose drive in Yorba Linda)
Monday August 26th at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )
Monday September 9th at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )
Monday September 16th at 7:00PM (John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose drive in Yorba Linda)
Monday September 23rd at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )
Who? Anyone interested in bridging “Singing the Mass” as envisioned by the Church documents, with the higher spheres. Come from either side of the bridge given to us by Chant: Active Participation at Mass , or Music of the spheres. Beginners are most welcome!
What? See details here: Soli Deo Gloria Schola . You can come for one evening, or all evenings. Each practice start with the simplest chants and ends with the slightly-less-easy ones. You can miss one evening and re-join the following week.
The “Soli Deo Gloria” schola (=school) is an education ministry, not a “performing” group.
Our goal is to put into one room singers who have chant experience with those who have none, and to start chanting through the Roman Gradual. Then do it again. And again. Like the “Jesus Prayer”. Learn by doing.
At each rehearsal, we will follow the degrees of participation from the Church documents (identical in 1967 and 1958 Instructions): from fully congregational (responses, simple “ordinary” like Kyrie) to more advanced (Credos, Proper).
There is no pressure to “perform”. These chants have been sung in the Church for many centuries, and they’ll come again in the Liturgical calendar next year. Everyone can hone their voice before offering it to God. All can grow their chanting skills at their own pace.
More questions? Email Hervé at email@example.com