Sacred art and chant for primary schools

The Association of Catholic Women have sent me notice of this event for Catholic primary school teachers. There was a similar event in February, at Coloma School in Croydon, which was a great success.
A Study Day for Teachers in Catholic Primary Schools
Wednesday 24 June 2009

At Westminster Cathedral Choir School
(by kind permission of the Headmaster)

12.30pm Sandwich Lunch
1.45pm Teaching Christ Through Art – illustrated presentation by Lionel Gracey

Lionel Gracey studied medicine at Cambridge and Harvard. He was Consultant Surgeon to the Royal Free Hospital, London, from 1966-91. Following his retirement, he studied theology at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, where he now lectures in Religious Art.

3.00pm Tea
3.15pm Enriching School Masses through Gregorian Chant - Workshop with Jeremy de Satgé.

Jeremy de Satgé is a singer, composer, choral director and music publisher. He is a fellow of Trinity College of Music, London. Through his music publishing company, The Music Makers, he publishes new works of liturgical music suitable for parishes and resources to encourage the use of plainsong.

4.30pm Mass – at which we will sing some of the chant learned during the afternoon.


The Church has always used pictures in teaching the faith. Children can be helped to enter the world of the Gospels and the Saints through paintings and sculptures. Lionel Gracey will suggest paths leading to this.

Gregorian chant is popular and it has long been recognised as spiritually enriching. Young children are often open to chant. Jeremy de Satgé will suggest ways in which it can be used in worship in primary schools.
If you would like to attend, please email Joanna Bogle before 12 June 2009, giving the following details:
  • Full Name
  • The name of the school at which you teach
  • Your email address or telephone number
  • Any Dietary Requirements

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