Gregorian Chant Workshops

"Special efforts are to be made to restore the use of the Gregorian Chant by the people, so that the faithful may again take a more active part..." —Pope St. Pius X

Gregorian Chant is often regarded as a relic of times which have faded into obscurity, a sound which modernity has long since displaced with hymnody and popular religious song. Many are surprised to learn that as recently as 1963, the bishops of the Second Vatican Council made the following statement in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy: "The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services." (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 116)

If the Church holds Gregorian Chant in such high esteem, why then is the average parish so unfamiliar with it? Where can a parish musician learn more about the repertoire and how to sing it? The Sacred Art Institute at Enders Island provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the discipline of singing Gregorian Chant in a parish setting. By providing week-long workshops and instructional evening series, we seek to equip church musicians with both the technical expertise and the theological and spiritual insights necessary to enliven the chant with a true spirit of prayer.

Ave Maria!
Wed, Aug 12
Enders Island
Aug 12, 4:30 PM – Aug 15, 1:00 PM
Enders Island, Enders Island, Stonington, CT 06355, USA
A Three-Day Immersion into Gregorian Chants honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary for Music Professionals and Recreational Musicians | Taught by John Brodeur
Kyriale Crash Course
Thu, Sep 03
Enders Island
Sep 03, 5:30 PM
Enders Island, Enders Island, Stonington, CT 06355, USA
A series of 4 Thursday Evening Classes taught by John Brodeur
Behold, I Make All Things New
Thu, Oct 01
Enders Island
Oct 01, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Enders Island, 1 Enders Island, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
The Historical Development of Gregorian Chant and Its Resurgence | A Free Seminar
Christmas Boot Camp
Wed, Oct 28
Enders Island
Oct 28, 10:00 AM – Oct 30, 2:30 PM
Enders Island, Enders Island, Stonington, CT 06355, USA
Training for Choral Directors and Section Leaders in Gregorian Chant | Taught by Peter Carter
Triduum Boot Camp
Mon, Mar 02
Enders Island
Mar 02, 10:00 AM – Mar 04, 2:30 PM
Enders Island, Enders Island, Stonington, CT 06355, USA
Training for Choral Directors and Section Leaders in Gregorian Chant | Taught by Peter Carter
Singing is a Lover's Thing
Sun, Feb 16
Enders Island
Feb 16, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Enders Island, 1 Enders Island, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
How to Pray with Gregorian Chant | A Free Seminar
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Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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PO Box 399
Mystic, CT 06355

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