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Gregorian Chant Workshop

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Old St. Mary's Church

646 Monroe Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226

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Gregorian Chant Workshop on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Detroit’s Old St. Mary’s Church hosted by Wassim Sarweh. Intended for those interested in learning more about Gregorian Chant, no particular musical background is required. The event will be free of charge.

Subjects to be covered:

- A brief history and origin of chant

- Understanding free melody & rhythms

- Vocal techniques developing the chant sound

- Notation and Neumes

- Western Church Modes, scales and feel

- Old Roman Chant

- Chant in the Liturgy

- Instrumental accompanying of chant

The workshop will include a Tridentine High Mass at 2:00 PM at which participants will be able to put their newly acquired skills to practice. [The public is invited to attend this Mass; you do not need to be a participant in the workshop.] Lunch will be provided.

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