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 learnt by ear – Silver Plainsong is part of the Sage programme of music-making for people over 50.

 

Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 in term time

Starting 25 April

Rehearsals for recording pieces from the Petre Gradual.

 

Silver Plainsong is half-price: £11.25 per half-term

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 Fellowship

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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.

Northern Plainsong Network

News of opportunities to hear, sing, or study Gregorian chant / plainsong / plainchant in NE England

Free membership – sign up below

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

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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.

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'

Pâques (Easter)

Monks of the Abbey of St Peter, Solesmes

Dir: dom Joseph Gajard

recorded in 1964

Since 1930, the monks of Solesmes have provided benchmark recordings of chant

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