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Category: General Great Works of Catholic Sacred Music

Tue, 7/28

Great Works of Catholic Sacred Music

Sacred Heart Church, 156 Valley Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 4950

Tuesday, July 28 - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Starting in medieval Paris, we’ll traverse the most beautiful and iconic works of Catholic sacred music from the last millennium. Warning: listening to great music is habit-forming. This workshop is one in a series on the background and core skills of the Church’s authentic liturgical song being held: Summer Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:45-8:30 pm SACRED HEART PARISH, GRAND RAPIDS. All are invited, without charge.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Sacred Heart Academy of Grand Rapids will offer a series of summer workshops, “Sing Like a Catholic,” exploring the Church’s teachings about liturgical music and introducing the core skills in singing and appreciating Gregorian chant and other great sacred music. “The Catholic Church created much of the great music of the past two millennia, including its own, distinctive music, Gregorian chant, which the Second Vatican Council asked us to preserve and cultivate,” said Dr. Daniel Page, Director of Sacred Music, who will lead the workshops. “These musical traditions are relevant, and even vital for nurturing the faith. We’ll take a lively, interactive approach to demystifying the great patrimony of Catholic sacred music.”

Daniel Page

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