Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Chant Institute

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Gregorian chant has been filling the prayer spaces of Benedictine monks and nuns for centuries. While chant belongs to the whole Church, most parish liturgies eschew chant for lack of experience with this musical genre.  

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is hosting the 10th Annual National Winter Chant Conference on February 4-9, 2019.

Designed with parish choirmasters and singers in mind, this continuing formation conference will help you foster the full, conscious and active participation of all in the Church's liturgy.

Presenters will draw on their extensive experience of living, singing, and directing chant. Fr. Jeremy King, OSB, and Fr. Harry Hagan, OSB, represent the Benedictine monastic community of Saint Meinrad, while Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB, comes from Monastery Immaculate Conception in nearby Ferdinand, Indiana.

Ray Henderson, a longtime student of Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB, and scholar, will conduct sessions on how to sing and lead chant. George Hubbard will discuss connections between public speech and sung chant.

For conference details and to register, visit or contact Lowell A. Davis at or by phone at 281-855-2358.