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Connecticut student singing group bound for Madrid

July 19, 2011

Student singing group bound for Madrid.

This Schola has kids as young as six singing Gregorian Chant and polyphony. They are musical, sing with comprehension, all in Latin. They will travel to Madrid to sing at World Youth Day at the Palacio de Deportes , the Toledo Cathedral, and the Convent of St. Teresa of Avila.

Anna Gawley, eleven year old singer in the Schola says, “I love singing chant because it is such a beautiful way to sing. – it is quiet and prayerful. I actually think it is easier to sing in Latin than in English mostly due to the limited vowel sounds.”

Anna’s mother Kristin is impressed with the teaching methods of the director, David J. Hughes, and constant improvement that has led them to be able to sing motets of William Byrd and polyphony of Mozart. “Since they start at a young age it is very easy for them to learn.  It is done incrementally so that they have a strong foundation but it isn’t long before they are singing some very complex pieces.”

Help them get to Spain. Purchase their CD, or if you are in Connecticut, attend their concert on Friday July 22. For ticket and CD info, or to make a donation, visit www.chantwith.us.

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