More about chant

Other opportunities to hear and sing plainsong

Silver Plainsong

at Sage Gateshead

Led by Jonathan Adams

Single, unaccompanied melodic lines of chant – Silver Plainsong is part of the Sage programme of music-making for people over 50.

 

Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 in term time

 

Suspended because of COVID-19. Watch for announcements on the Sage Gateshead website

Scottish Plainsong Choir

dir: Alan Tavener

A community project which explores liturgical music in historic venues.

Contact: c.mackenzie@strath.ac.uk

North East Early Music Forum

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For people in north-east England who enjoy early music. We feature

• one-day workshops for singers and players
• a quarterly newsletter for members
• access to the NEEMF library

Plainsong & Medieval Music Society

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The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, founded in 1888, exists to promote the performance and study of liturgical chant and medieval polyphony

Concertzender Gregoriaans

Plainsong and related music night and day

– streaming from this Dutch internet radio.

Stream live direct from Ampleforth Abbey 

You can now listen to the Offices of Lauds (Weekdays 7.30am, Sundays 8am), Vespers (Weekdays 6pm, Sundays 6.20pm) and Compline (Daily 8.15pm) live from the Abbey Church

Temporarily not available 

Recordings of monastic liturgy at Solesmes

video and recordings of whole offices or excerpts of offices

made during the community's liturgy – not aiming to provide perfect sound quality but rather to share the atmosphere of liturgical prayer.

The Neumz Project

Recordings (and more) from Benedictine nuns of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Fidélité, Jouques, in Provence, France. 

 

 Square-note score, the Latin text, and translation. 

 

The year's cycle of chants is assembled into a 21st-century multimedia “Liber Digitalis”.

Radio Espérance: Grégorien

plainsong 24/7 from a French Roman Catholic radio station

 

[Note: the programme times are in Central European Time (CET), so an hour ahead of UK clocks - music listed for 11:00 will be played at 10:00 UK time]

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Some recordings

Without space here to offer an overview of styles and repertoire, this is a quick selection of good things to listen to. Do use the Contact Us page if you have specific questions. Jonathan Adams

Filia Sion

Vox Clamantis

dir: Jaan Eik Tulve

chants from the Gregorian tradition, plus work by Hildegard von Bingen, Pérotin, and Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz, and others.

"serenely reverent, but at the same time the singing is vibrant and full of life" Stephen Eddins, AllMusic

Exaudium meam

Consortium Vocale Oslo

Dir: Alexander M Schweizer

Chants from the five Sundays of Lent, Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

Stella matutina

An album rooted in plainsong, but in conversation with the 21st-century – click below for a taste of 'Mandatum novum'

Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain

More than an hour from the monastery's chart-topping CD

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