2016 Fall Sacred Music Retreat

October 7th & 8th

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A Two-Day Introduction and Continuing Education of the Church’s Sacred Music

The curriculum will be centered around learning the different areas of music within 11146612_861917873866842_4497560706332767013_nthe Mass (Propers, Ordinaries, and sacred polyphony assessable to any choir) and enhancing the vocal technique required to attain such music. Lectures will also touch on the Sacred Liturgy as a whole, and the role music must play in returning to a proper understanding of the Mass.

Open to all choir directors and church musicians of any level!
$20 for individuals
$100 for parish choirs up to 15 members
$150 for parish choirs over 15 members
(Payment due at check-in)

The Proto-Cathedral is located at:
218 W 12th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660


Friday, October 7thcecilia_thumb
5:00pm: Check-in and Welcoming
5:30pm: Opening Lecture: The Spirit of the Sacred Liturgy, Scott Powell
6:30pm: Sung Vespers for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
7:00pm-8:30pm: First Rehearsal

Saturday, October 8th
9:00am: Sung Votive Mass to the BVM by the St. James Collegium Musicum
10:00am: Breakfast (provided) and Lecture:
Singing THE Mass, not Singing AT Mass, Scott Powell
11:00am: Vocal Technique Part 1, Andrew Steele

12:00pm: Second Rehearsal (with small break for lunch)
2:00pm: Split Sessions: Vocal Technique 2, Andrew Steele
Q&A and Presentation for Music Directors, Scott Powell
3:30pm: Final Rehearsal
5:00pm: Sung Vigil Mass by all conference participants
6:00pm: Farewell Reception

Retreat Leaders

Scott Powell, Lecturer and Choral Director
Pastoral Assistant of Music and Liturgy
The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater
Director and Organist of the St. James Collegium Musicum

Andrew Steele, Vocal Instructor

Baritone and Professional Vocal Coach
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation
The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater