Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

To: Desdemona; Diva
a proper Gregorian Chant choir is actually a schola and we ladies would not be included.

I like listening to [a] gentlemen's schola. Really, it's quite beautiful and quite freeing to be able to just kneel and listen.

Agreed, but women have been chanting the liturgy for centuries in abbbeys and monasteries around the world. I have the good fortune to live within driving distance of the Abbey of Regina Laudis. I have gone there for Vespers. The nuns' voices sounded angelic. It was a wonderful experience.

The choir I sing in has the men chant the Mass propers from the Liber Usualis and the men and women chant the ordinary of the Mass. We have started Vespers and Benediction once a month with both men and women chanting the Psalms. The men usually, but not always, chant the antiphons associated with the Psalms.

96 posted on 01/20/2006 8:37:38 PM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies ]


To: ELS; Diva

The abbey sounds lovely, but still, it's a schola. I wish more choirs around here would discover chant, but I'm afriad that if Adorote Devote scares them, an actual Mass would be terrifying.


97 posted on 01/21/2006 4:13:23 AM PST by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson