Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gregorian chant at Sarum College

Via my Google alerts, in the (UK) Salisbury Journal, Saturday 25th April 2009:
SARUM College is inviting singers and non-singers of all ages to join in with Gregorian chant on May 2.

Salisbury Close will fill with the sound of the haunting music as John Rowlands-Pritchard leads men, women, children and students in chant to celebrate the life and work of the first canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral, St Edmund of Abingdon.

The day, starting at 10am and finishing with Night Prayer at 5pm, will be structured around night-time medieval cathedral canonical services.

The event is being promoted by the Opus Anglicanum Trust which supports work involving medieval music.

Mr Rowlands-Pritchard has led similar days for Salisbury and other cathedral choirs as well as for English Heritage and the Royal School of Church Music.

St Edmund of Abingdon, who died in 1240, later became the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The day will cost £20 for adults and £10 for under-25s. Readers can book online at or post cheques to ‘Opus Anglicanum’ 92 St Thomas Street, Wells, BA5 2UZ For more information contact John Rowlands-Pritchard on 01749 675131.

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