The Glory of Gregorian Chant
Our 9th annual Wojytla Conference just wrapped up, which went swimmingly well, this year’s theme being ‘The Splendour of Liturgy’. The three-day event began with an inaugural afternoon workshop and lecture by Dr. Aaron James, the Director of Music at the Oratory of Saint Phillip Neri in Toronto. He arrived well qualified, with doctorates in both musicology and musical performance (in organ), which our own music professor at Seat of Wisdom, Dr. Richard Heinzle, described, and I paraphrase, as remarkable.
We started after lunch on Thursday, with two sessions of fascinating, uplifting and edifying description of Gregorian chant, interspersed with participatory