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Summer School


St Stephen's House plays host each year to music summer schools, inviting groups to participate in learning the craft of singing in and composing for choir, and taking advantage of the excellent performance space of the St John Evangelist church, home to SJE Arts of Oxford.

Information will appear here as and when summer schools are confirmed.

Sing Gregorian Chant in the Liturgy - Schola Gregoriana

Friday 11th -  Sunday 13th August 2017

A weekend of enchanting melody and traditional liturgy in the beautiful surroundings of St.Stephen’s House, Oxford, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the Founder of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, Dr. Mary Berry (1917-2008), and to explore her legacy.

Directors: Christopher Hodkinson, Philip Duffy and Fr. Guy Nicholls

The programme includes:
Study of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary and celebration of all eight hours of the Office
Requiem Mass for Dr. Mary Berry and deceased Associates
Mass for 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Singing of chant transcriptions by Mary Berry
Panel discussion on the legacy of Mary Berry
Sunday visit to St. Birinus, Dorchester on Thames, the burial place of Mary Berry for Solemn Vespers, Benediction and Prayers at the grave

Accommodation, including full board, at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford. Cost: £240
Non-residential: £185 for weekend, or £90 for one day
All fees include Associate membership of the Schola Gregoriana, music and tuition
Reduction of £20 from all charges for Associates of the Schola Gregoriana
Students, clergy, religious or 3 or more members of chant choirs pay 50% of the above charges. Bursaries available on application.
Beginners and experienced singers of the chant are all welcome

For further details contact:
Mr. Grey Macartney, Schola Gregoriana
26 The Grove, Ealing, London, W5 5LH.

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