Preschoolers learn basics of Gregorian chant

First of its kind pilot program for children ages 3-5 offered at Star of the Sea Preschool in San Francisco

When it comes to teaching children sacred music, sooner is better than later. That’s the theory behind a Gregorian chant pilot program for children ages 3-5 at Star of the Sea Preschool in San Francisco that concluded its first year on May 30. The program is the first of its kind for Catholic preschoolers in the archdiocese and perhaps well beyond it, according to preschool … [Read more...]

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The golden era of California mission music

Loud drumming, women, and children singers within adobe walls

The following comes from a May 29 story in the Catholic Sentinel, a publication of the Oregon Catholic Press. …. Steven Ottományi, a California liturgical music composer and musicologist, has been studying the music sung two centuries ago in those mission churches, where Spanish Franciscans melded medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, classical and native music customs to help … [Read more...]

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Over 110 kids registered for Gregorian Chant camp

The following came in an email from a parishioner at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in San Diego. At St. Anne Catholic Church, children as young as seven years old are learning the ancient art of singing Gregorian Chant while attending a fun, activities-packed, musical summer camp. Under the direction of Mary Ann Carr-Wilson, the young campers study and sing the traditional … [Read more...]

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