l.a. gregorian

February 1, 2001





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Music Department's
Golden Eagle Singers Present
Benefit Concert with
L.A. Gregorian Schola

What & Who:
The California State University, Los Angeles Music Department's Golden Eagle Singers and the Los Angeles Gregorian Schola will present a Benefit Concert to support the M. Clement Morin Scholarship.

Sunday, March 4, 2001, 3 p.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, located between Adams and Figueroa Ave. in Los Angeles.

The concert will combine the Golden Eagle Singers of Cal State L.A. and the Los Angeles Gregorian Schola in a concert of motets and their paired chants, which were the source of melody for the motets. The program includes: Ave Maria by Tomás Luis de Victoria; Quattre Motets by Maurice Duruflé; and Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis. The Gregorian Schola will also present additional selections and Russel Litchfield, organist, will provide interludes of organ repertoire.

M. Clement Morin is emeritus dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of Montreal. For more than twenty years Fr. Morin served as the principal mentor for the Los Angeles Gregorian Institute and was guest instructor at both Los Angeles and Solesmes, France study summers. More than 125 students attended these annual sessions. He regularly taught session for the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs at the Abbey of Fontevraud in the Loire Valley and for the University of Bologna, where he taught musical paleography for more than 20 years as well. In November, 1986, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music during their 70th anniversary celebration.

The "M. Clement Morin Fellowship for Study of Gregorian Chant" was established in 1997 to honor the work and service of Fr. Morin. The endowment will support students to study the art of Gregorian Chant.

Donations suggested for admission. For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Music Department at (323) 343-4060.


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