September 19-20, 2014: Sacred Music Colloquium for Composers and Conductors at Notre Dame
Date: August 8, 2014
Location: Indiana, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Sacred Music at Notre Dame Announces:
LEARNING FORM THE MASTERS. LEARNING FROM THE PEOPLE
A colloquium for composers and choir directors of sacred music
Carmen-Helena Téllez, Professor of Music, University of Notre Dame, Colloquium Director
Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014
Notre Dame Conference Center
University of Notre Dame
What constitutes great sacred music? Should we prefer the historical repertories of chant, polyphony and baroque cantatas that have been recognized for their beauty and spiritual refinement? Or do we embrace the music of the people and of the times? Do we judge the quality of sacred music on the basis of its intrinsic beauty or for its capacity to promote congregational participation? Should liturgical music have a separate style than music for everyday life? Can we question the role of contemporary popular styles and of publishers' anthologies if they appeal to the congregation?
A distinguished group of composers, scholars and conductors will examine these topics from their individual perspectives, to ascertain if the beauty and spiritual inspiration of sacred music can emerge from different models, practices and performance contexts.
The discussions will be complemented by readings of new works of sacred music proposed by emerging composers and conductors registered in the colloquium. Young composers will be able to discuss their scores privately with the master composers of the conference.
For registration information, visit the Notre Dame Conference Center page HEREFor questions, please write to Professor Tellez at email@example.com