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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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CMAA Winter Sacred Music Workshop
published 3 December 2015 by Andrew Leung

JUST RECEIVED a email from the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) today about the Winter Sacred Music Workshop. The workshop will be held at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas, from January 4 to January 8. The registration is now open and there will be a fee for late registrations after December 15.

In the past, the CMAA has organized Chant Intensive Courses in the winter. But this year, they came up with a new conference, a mini-colloquium. This conference will include both chant courses and polyphony courses in different levels. The conference faculty include Wilko Brouwers, Scott Turkington, Dr. William Mahrt and Kevin Clarke who will serve as the organist. The repertoire is now finalized and the music book is available for downloads here.

If you have never experienced a CMAA sacred music conference before, this video from the Colloquium 2015 may give you some idea of what you might be singing: