Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.

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Saturday, September 05, 2009
Gregorian "chant camp" (as we say in my family) at the JPII Center in Washington. Suitable for beginners. Closing event is Solemn High Mass, Extraordinary Form, with chant, celebrated by Fr. McAfee. $110. Registration deadline is Sept. 14.

Sponsoring organization is the Church Music Association of America, which also offers plainsong settings for the New ICEL translation of the Mass ordinary.