Since the return to public worship following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parishes have chosen to avoid singing hymns in an effort to reduce the amount of congregational singing. This seminar will discuss introducing simple antiphons and other proper chants, which can be sung in place of hymns at your parish's Sunday Mass.
Topics to be covered will include:
-the history of musical antiphons in the Mass
-current church legislation on using antiphons at Sunday Mass
-a pastoral approach to introducing antiphons and other proper chants to your parish community
-how the use of antiphons can safely foster sung prayer in the Mass during the COVID-19 crisis
-practical and free musical resources available to parishes
This workshop is designed for parish musicians, pastors, and anyone who wishes to learn more about new and creative ways to introduce new musical forms to your parish's Sunday Mass.