I have just an e-mail reminder about the brilliant Portsmouth Cathedral chant course this Saturday. It is such good value that not only will you learn an inordinate amount about chant, you’ll have money left to buy yourself a slap-up meal to celebrate your new found knowledge on the way home.
The Gregorian Chant Course continues at St John’s Cathedral Portsmouth until June 2011. The next Workshop in the series takes place this Saturday 19 March, running from 1000 to 1600, when the participants will have the opportunity to put their skills into practice in the Cathedral at Vespers and Benediction.
If you have not previously registered it is not too late to do so, please contact Neville McNally. Reductions are available for students, children and groups. Bursaries are also available on application. Please pass the word.
This Saturday’s Workshop will include a continuation of the organ accompaniment practicum led by Neil Wright.
If you can play a melody instrument (strings, brass, woodwind etc.) you are invited to bring your instrument to this Workshop. Players of low-register instruments(cellos, trombones, bassoons etc.) are especially welcome. Instrumentalists are requested to bring a music stand. Please contact Neville if you plan to bring an instrument.
Some pictures and recordings from the last Workshop can be found at their blog page – Do have a look, and especially a listen as it sounds very good:
Remaining Course dates are: 16 April and 11 June