Sacred Music Workshop

Sacred Music Workshop

This is an event for anyone to be involved in who wants to learn more about the Church's Liturgical Music. 
There are different ways you may participate.  Some people may want to attend all the events and all the days. 
Others may only be able to attend a few or part of several days.  We welcome anyone to participate who wants to.  

The cost of registration is $25 for adults, $20 for children or $50 for a family.  This covers all the meals and events. 
Payments can be cash or check or credit card on the first day of your participation. 
We want this to be a family friendly event, and an opportunity to grow in your understanding of our Catholic Worship.

You Should register if you plan to attend any or all of the meals, lectures, or practices

You do not need to register if you only plan to attend the Masses, or the Praying of Vespers

This is an opportunity for musicians and non-musicians alike to come and learn more about sacred music. 
We will explore what it is, why it is important, and how to sing it.  

There will be liturgies Mass and singing of the Divine Office as well as opportunities to practice and learn about both.

Registration Click Here


Bio Information for Main Presenters:

Scott Turkington
Mary Ann Carr-Wilson
Fr. Joel Hastings

Info or Questions:
For More information Call our Parish Office: 218-546-6559
Or Email our Music Director Kristin Fleming: [email protected] 

Note for those Attending:

In General the evenings Thurs. Fri (until after Mass) and Sat. are meant for anyone who wants to learn more or participate. 
The Day on Fri. and Sat. will be more for people who want to learn more about music and practice, and participate in the liturgies. 
All are welcome to attend the events, but if you are wanting to simply learn more about Sacred Music
without singing then the evening sessions may be more your focus.

Youth and Adult formation will be happening simultaneously. 
So during the sessions the adults and youth will often be separated,
but they will both be practicing, learning more about singing sacred music
and having the opportunity to participate in the liturgies.

The Tentative Schedule:

Thurs. Oct. 24th

5 PM Dinner -Welcome dinner and reception

6 PM Lecture for Adults – Scott-What is sacred music?
Why is it necessary to learn?
Who needs to know about it?
What is chant/polyphony?

6 PM Lecture/practicum for children- Mary-What is sacred song?
What is a child’s role in the liturgy? Isn’t it boring?

7:30 PM Vespers ...or evening prayer-Learn to chant antiphonally...for musicians and non-musicians


Friday Oct 25th

9 AM Solfege warm-up with Scott and Mary ...everyone together        

9:20- 10:45- Chant choir rehearsal
10:45-11:00- break
11:00- Lecture – Scott- restoring the sacred liturgy
12:00- lunch
1:00-3:00-Polyphony choir rehearsals
3:00- Social/Break/Q&A
4:00-Fr. Joel Hastings speaks on Participation in the Liturgy
5:30- Mass (votive Mass The Blessed Virgin Mary) with Bishop Sirba
Following Mass Vespers
6:30 PM Dinner (Reserved for: Directors of Parish Music programs, Choir Directors, Cantors, accompanists, and Clergy) at Flemings


 Saturday Oct 26th

9 AM Morning Prayer-sung-
9:30- solfege warm-ups
9:45-11:30 - children and adult chant choir practicum
11:30- lunch
12:30-2:30- Polyphony choir practice
2:30- Social Q/A break
3:00- Mary-Importance of children’s participation in the liturgy          
4:00- Adults get ready for mass, children rehearse if needed
4:30 Mass- Adults sing, children attend
5:30 Vespers
6:00- Closing Dinner
7:00- Closing remarks, talks, feedback 

Sunday Oct 27th

9 AM Children and Schola practice

10:30 AM Mass