Singing Together; Apart: Gregorian Chant Workshop for Candlemas

A page of music from a medieval manuscript

Singing Together; Apart: Gregorian Chant Workshop for Candlemas

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16 February 2021

5.30–6.30pm GMT


Free, book in advance

Booking for this event has now closed

This event is rescheduled from 2 February

About the event

Gregorian chant is an ancient communal song tradition with its roots in the medieval Church, but its calming, meditative effect has made it a surprise hit in lockdown.

Sing in the comfort of your own home (where no strangers can hear you!) in this online choir session suitable for the absolute beginner.

In this workshop, we will build on the repertoire from our previous workshop and add further pieces for Candlemas where everybody is invited to join in by singing the communal response. You do not need to have taken part in the first workshop to join this one.

Medieval researchers will also give a brief introduction to the 15th-century manuscript from the Cistercian nunnery of Medingen where the music is preserved.


Nick Swarbrick

Professor Henrike Lähnemann, University of Oxford

Andrew Dunning

Booking information

When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

A link to access the online event will be sent by the morning of the event to the email address associated with your booking.

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About the Polonsky Foundation digitization project

This workshop will include manuscripts which are being shared online for the first time as part of The Polonsky Foundation digitization project.

Watch an introduction to the digitization project

This event is generously supported by The Polonsky Foundation and The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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