Up to the thirteenth century this repertory accompanied the papal liturgy. It disappeared with the installation of the papacy in Avignon, and sank into oblivion. Rediscovered in the early twentieth century, it aroused little enthusiasm among musicians, and only began to be studied properly, first from the liturgical, then from the musicological perspective, in the second half of the century. At this time, to distinguish it from Gregorian chant, it was named ‘Old Roman chant’. Old Roman chant occupies a central position. It provides the key to the musical filiation between Jerusalem and the Greek heritage, while also enabling us to understand the treasures of Koranic cantillation.

approximate schedule and programme:
Christ the King Mass
Place: former benedictine monastery (pl. Kościelny 5, 59-623 Lubomierz)
Start of the session: Thursday 21.10 4 pm – 6.30 pm
Friday – Saturday : 10 am – 1 pm, 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 12 am, the mass at 15.30 pm

cost of the course: 300 zł or 70 euro

Accomodation: There is a possibility of sleeping for free in the local albergue next to the monastery (mattresses on the floor, small kitchen and the bathroom)
You can also rent a room (ca. 5 minutes walking from the monastery) or stay in one of sourrounding guest farms.

Information and registration:
783 783 611