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Summer 2017 Chicago Area Opportunities in Music and Liturgy

If you know of other offerings at local institutions, please let me know: wsilhavy@archchicago.org 

Catholic Theological Union Summer Offerings

W4020S The Revised Rite of Marriage June 5-9

The Sacrament of Marriage will be explored in historical, theological and liturgical context.  Fr. Richard Fragomeni, PhD,  Professor of Liturgy and Preaching at CTU;  Rector at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago.

W4033S Singing the Threshold:  Music and the RCIA June 12-16

This course will examine in depth the ritual moments of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, exploring the role music can play in engaging the participation of assembly and catechumens.  Through a study of the major ritual moments of the RCIA  (Rite of Acceptance, Rite of Election, and the Easter Vigil) participants will explore theology, available repertoire, and musical praxis for these key moments in the life of the parish.   Jennifer Budziak, DMA, Director of Music, Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago.

To register for Summer Institute classes, and to view a full list of course offerings, please visit here or contact:
Sallie Latkovich 
CSJ, Director of Summer Institute

Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony — Chicago

June 26-30, 2017/Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. 
St. John Cantius Church,
825 N. Carpenter St.,
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Alan Anderson (Link

This institute is for church music directors, organists, and singers interested in learning more about this important music. College credit and professional development hours are offered through the Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY. 

The course will balance exposure to the genres and styles of traditional Western plainchant with the study and execution of Renaissance vocal polyphony. Sessions will center not just on performance but also on historical background, notation, and contemporary theory and practice. In a short concert at week’s end, students will present – as an SATB choir – an unpublished sixteenth-century polyphonic Vespers, which incorporates both chant and polyphony. This course is appropriate for church music directors, choral directors, and singers wishing to gain a stronger foundation in early music. (Link)

Participant Concert: A Renaissance Vespers 
Friday, June 30 at 7:30 pm
St. John Cantius Church 

National Gathering on Christian Initiation

A conference for Catechumenal Ministers and Pastoral Leaders
July 5-6, 2017
Sheraton Grand Chicago

Join us for the 2017 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ on July 5–6 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, one block west of Lake Michigan, overlooking the Chicago River in the heart of the city. A conference for parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ explores the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. Through interactive sessions, meetings, and prayer opportunities, participants will understand more deeply that the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the vision of the parish as a community of disciples. (Link)