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Book of Hours: Vocal Workshop

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Kings Place: St Pancras Room90 York Way Opp. Goods Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
On Saturday 16 June 2018 at 15:00

2pm Exhibition, Limehouse Room
2.15pm Midday Office, Box Office Stage
3pm Vocal Workshop, St Pancras Room
5pm Pre-Concert Talk, St Pancras Room
6pm Vespers, Gallery Level
7pm The Sixteen, Hall One
8pm Compline, Gallery Level

A Benedictine Day

Gregorian chant has lain at the heart of church music for centuries. This practical workshop offers a rare opportunity to learn how to read the notation and perform the psalms in free rhythm with Father Anselm Brumwell. He’ll also explore the origins and practise of the daily offices. Delve into the monk’s enormous repertoire and discover how the daily music changes with the events in the christian year. All singers welcome.


A group of Benedictine monks will sing their divine offices away from their home, at Kings Place and a nearby church. Beginning the day with a Mass and Lauds in St James’s, Spanish Place, Marylebone, they will arrive in time to sing Midday Office, Vespers and Compline in the public spaces of Kings Place.

There will also be an EXHIBITION (book below) of important musical artefacts, a singing workshop with Father Anselm Brumwell on plainsongs, and a pre-concert event in which Father Anselm Brumwell, in conversation with Harry Christophers, will explain how this hugely influential tradition is maintained and how it has fed into and enriched the European sacred music canon.

Duration: 90 mins

Part of Time Unwrapped 2018 at Kings Place 

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