The Gregorian Chant Group is an informal group meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 8.30 to explore the wonderful repertoire of plainchant.
During Easter the group learnt the 11th century Easter sequence ‘Victimae Paschali laudes and the most famous Gregorian hymn of all – Veni Creator Spiritus. Composed in the ninth century by Rabanus Maurus as an invocation to the Holy Spirit, it is sung at Pentecost and at other solemn occasions including coronations. A paraphrased version in English (‘Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire’) has been sung at every English coronation sing Charles I. If you’d like to hear it, this excellent version here on youtube offers the music, text and translation in one.
Times, seasons, moments of life and the Church year will provide us with endless opportunities to sing a variety of psalms, antiphons, hymns and canticles in English and Latin.
There are many beautiful and exciting chants for us to sing this year, and here are some of the highlights:
The venue is the Parish Hall, on the corner of Angus St and Goodwood Rd. Parking is available in the car park of Holy Cross Church opposite St George’s.
New members most welcome. Please contact Sarah Clay (Director of Music) 0488 133 645 email@example.com