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Sacred Music:

A HISTORIC JOURNEY THROUGH

CATHOLIC HYMNS

A six-week session of learning the history of the sacred music we sing at mass, the reasons we sing them, and learning some of the most prominent and

well-known hymns. 

Please email Mr. Tim Boisvert

for information in case of inclement weather.

tboisvert1280@gmail.com

About the

Program

Sacred Music:  An Historical Journey Through Catholic Hymns" is a six-week session of learning the history of the sacred music we sing at mass, the reasons we sing them, and learning some of the most prominent and well-known hymns.  This program was written and designed by Timothy Boisvert, and specifically created for the learning experience of anyone wanting to know more about Sacred Music.  Each session is a separate learning experience, and there are no prior requirements for singing or reading music to understand and participate in each session.  The first session begins with the time of David and Christ and leads into the early beginnings of the written music of the Church, Gregorian Chant.  We will learn the earliest sacred melodies of the Church, and see how they are applied to the hymns we sing today.  Each session will have a presentation accompanied by the learning and singing of sacred hymns. Historical figures important to the formation of sacred music, as well as their styles and inspirations will be presented.  Each participant will receive a binder to fill with information from each session attended, as well as access to that week's slides and music examples.

REGISTRATION IS FREE OF CHARGE.

FREE WILL DONATIONS APPRECIATED.

STARTING ON MONDAY, JULY 24, 2023

All sessions will take place at LA SALETTE RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER

947 PARK STREET, ATTLEBORO, MA 02703

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Sessions by Session

Session I: 

Monday, JULY 24, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From Jesus's Time to Gregorian Chant

Session II: 

Monday, AUGUST 7, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From Guido d'Arezzo

to the Renaissance Reformers

Session III: 

Monday, AUGUST 21, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Greatest Anthems Written

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Session by Session

Session IV: 

Monday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Master Composers

Session V: 

Monday, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The American Hymn Book and

Sunday School Hymns

Session VI: 

Monday, OCTOBER 9, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From Gospel Hymns

to the Hymns of Modern Times

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Upcoming Sessions

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