Gregorian Chant Camp for Kids

Gregorian Chant Camp for Kids June 14, 2014

No. Really:

This seems like the sort of thing NPR would do a story on.

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  • Dave G.

    I actually saw something about this very thing some time ago. Can’t remember where or why. No big deal I suppose. To each, as they say.

  • Patrick Finley

    I guess.. if you are into the EF, this is good – I THINK we catholics need to know chant better.. Its our heritage. That being said… the church is organic too..

    • Patrick Finley

      Also I know the ICKSP here in St Louis, also hold one, Ive been to one of the chant workshops they offer.

    • Andy, Bad Person

      Gregorian Chant is for the OF, too! It’s a neglected part of our heritage; it should receive “pride of place” and all that.

      I think people can disagree what “pride of place” in the liturgy looks like, but we sure don’t have it now.

      • I agree! During Lent the music minister incorporated a bunch of chants into the Liturgy, such as the Agnes Dei, and I loved it! I asked her to consider including some year round, but apparently there were other parishioners who hated it.

        My tastes run to the eclectic, so maybe that’s why a Liturgy that incorporates Latin, English, and Spanish, traditional hymns and modern hymns and chants, organ and piano and other instruments, would be ideal for me.

  • Patrick Finley

    Also… does a Hat count as a Mantilla? Just curious 😛

    • Meggan

      Isn’t the idea just to cover the head? Does it have to be a mantilla?

    • Marthe Lépine

      Hats used to be the norm when I was a child. Mantillas, as far as I can recall, were introduced to simplify things, you could just keep a mantilla in your pocket… and in my part of the continent (a very long way from Spanish speaking populations), they were often seen, at first, as a poor replacement for hats, just something used to “barely” follow the rules. Also I can remember, until Vatican II, the fuss that was made almost everywhere about the “Easter” hat. Most of the women in the parish seemed to be competing about who would get the fanciest or the most beautiful (or even the most expensive!) hat for Easter, so much so that, in my opinion, it became a distraction. And of course, there were at that time some craftpeople who exclusively produced fancy hats. A lot of stores in the neighbourhood made a lot of money selling hats in the Spring – those people who nowadays like to complain about a “commercialized” Christmas would probably understand my point.

      • I miss Easter hats. Even in the charismatic, Protestant-break away, Jesus People-inspired church I grew up in, the women often still wore Easter hats. Now, not even my traditionalish Catholic friends do. 🙁

        Actually, I miss hats in general. Darn you, John Kennedy.

  • bob

    Beautiful music designed to worship God. The only questions NPR would ask might be if transgendered kids or teachers are included and whether the Church has changed its mind on men marrying men. No? Nothing to see here….

    • Dave G.


      • captcrisis

        You two don’t listen to NPR too much. This piece really IS the kind of thing that NPR would do. And they’d present it pretty much as it is here.

        • Dave G.

          I think it was a joke about the tendency of media outlets to dig under rocks when something pointing back to a more traditional approach to belief is touted Especially if that approach doesn’t conform to modern liberal dogmas.