Spring Gatherings 2017

Sing to the Lord!

Following the success of the events held in the Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy, the Society of Saint Gregory will once again be holding a series of spring gatherings with workshops, talks and liturgies.

As 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of Musicam Sacram, there will be a particular focus on music at this year’s gatherings.  All are welcome, whether members or not, particularly anyone involved in parish music ministry: singers, musicians, cantors and choir leaders.

The day will begin with registration at 10.00 am and Morning Prayer at 10.30.  Our speaker will look at how parish music has evolved in the 50 years since Musicam Sacram and there will be a sing through session of mass settings and other resources for parishes.  The workshops will take place during the afternoon followed by liturgy preparation to look at the music for Evening Prayer which will be at 3.30 pm.

The cost is £10 per person (bring your own packed lunch). You can book online by clicking here or if you prefer you can print out a booking form and post it to us.  Further information is available by emailing Mary Rouse.

Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees

Saturday, 11 March 2017     (10am – 4pm)

St Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 0QP

Keynote Speaker: Martin Barry

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Supporting parish singing with the instrumental resources you have led by Dr Craig Cartwright, Assistant Director of Music at Middlesbrough Cathedral.

Getting the best out of your choir led by Stephen Maltby, Organist, Choral and Orchestral Conductor, Keyboard teacher and Examiner.

Singing the psalms led by Martin Barry, Choirmaster and Director of Music at Salford Cathedral.

Brentwood, Essex

Saturday, 22 April 2017  (10am – 4pm)

Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT

Keynote Speaker: Martin Foster

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Supporting parish singing with limited resources led by Martin Foster, Director of the Liturgy Office and Assistant Secretary of the Department of Christian Life and Worship.

Sight-singing for beginners led by Frances Novillo, Music Advisor who works from High Barnet in north London and conducts training in Westminster and Brentwood dioceses and elsewhere.

Singing the psalms led by Martin Barry, Choirmaster and Director of Music at Salford Cathedral.

St Dunstan’s, Woking

Saturday, 13 May 2017 (10am – 4pm)

St Dunstan’s Church, Shaftsbury Road, Woking GU22 7DT

Keynote Speaker: Paul Inwood

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Singing the psalms – a workshop for cantors led by Catherine Christmas, Advisor for Liturgy and Music in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

Supporting parish singing with the instrumental resources you have led by Paul Inwood, Composer and Liturgist.

Choral workout – a chance to brush up on your singing skills and learn some new ones led by Martin Barry,  Choirmaster and Director of Music at Salford Cathedral.

Booking now open!

Book your place today using our online booking system.

Book by post

If you would prefer to print out a booking form and post it to us with your payment, you can open the form here.

Spread the word!

You can download and print a leaflet giving details about all of our spring gatherings. Why not place some in your church or school? For leaflets about individual days, please see links in those sections.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the day far exceeded any expectations. It was an excellent balance of workshops, liturgies and talks – all very informative.

2016 Spring Gathering attendee

Any questions?

Do you need more information?  Email Mary or follow the link to use our contact form.
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