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Events in 2012 and 2013

14 - 26 May 2013: St Davids Cathedral Festival, including Medieval Organ Lecture Recital and related liturgies. [Link to Festival is]

6 October 2012: Project team at Ecclesiological Society conference, London.
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9 - 12 July 2012: Project team at Leeds International Medieval Congress.
Four events, with papers by John Harper, Sally Harper, Paul Barnwell, Judith Aveling and others, together with a roundtable session.

9 - 11 May 2012: Conference: Sacred Practices of Everyday Life (Religion and Society Programme event), Edinburgh University.

Presentation by John Harper and Sally Harper on 'Practice-led investigation of past experiences: the case of worship in late medieval cathedral and parish church'. Download the presentation podcast.

10 - 12 February 2012: Conference: The Medieval Experience of Worship, Bangor Cathedral.

A weekend conference focusing on the unique medieval organ made for the project (‘in residence’ in Bangor Cathedral for the event) took place in the Cathedral. . Other artefacts made for the project were also on display. Details as follows:

 Voices and organs before and after the Reformation

 Friday 10 February, 10.30-4.00: An applied research day exploring the relationship of pre-Reformation Latin chant, choral polyphony, improvised polyphony and organ polyphony in 16th-century Britain. Also a short presentations on questions to be discussed. Latin Compline, using materials from the day, at 5.30.

 Saturday 11 February, 10.30-4.00: A second applied research day exploring post-Reformation choral music with organ accompaniment and solo organ music, together with short presentation on questions under discussion. In the evening an informal performance of chant and polyphony at 7.30

 Sunday 12 February: Morning Eucharist (11.00) and Evensong (3.15), with Latin chant, and pre- and post-Reformation choral and organ polyphony.

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Events in 2011

Sunday 9 October, 2011: Salisbury Cathedral
9.30 Sarum procession for the Holy Name of Jesus around cloisters
(with introductory session in the Cathedral on Saturday 8 October.)

Thursday 6 October, 2011: Salisbury Cathedral
17.30 Eucharist of the Holy Name of Jesus with full Latin chant and polyphony
(with related course at Sarum College, Salisbury, on 6 October)


Tuesday 13 September 2011, repeated Thursday 15 September              
St Teilo’s Church, St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff
11.30-12.45 Latin Mass of the Holy Name of Jesus (preceded by procession)
16.00-16.40 Latin Vespers of the Holy Name of Jesus


Tuesday 21 June 2011, repeated Thursday 23 June                      
St Teilo’s Church, St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff
Latin Mass and Office of Our Lady
11.30-12.45 Latin Mass of Our Lady (male singers and organ)
16.00-16.40 Latin Vespers of Our Lady, followed by Salve regina (female singers)

Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5 May 2011

Salisbury Cathedral and Sarum College, Salisbury
The Latin Lady Mass in Eastertide

Wednesday 4 May
20.00-21.30 Sarum College, places restricted.
Small group reflection in preparation for the Eucharist on Thursday 5 May, ‘Engaging with choral prayer’

Thursday 5 May

11.30-12.45 Sarum College, places restricted
Small group reflection in preparation for the Eucharist, followed by lunch

17.30 Salisbury Cathedral. All welcome.
Latin Eucharist in honour of the Virgin Mary with plainchant propers Salve Sancta Parens and Mass for a Mean by John Sheppard (c.1515–1558)

20.00-21.00 Sarum College, places restricted
Small group reflection

Friday 8 – Saturday 9 April, 2011  
St Teilo’s Church, St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff
Launch of the medieval organ in St Teilo’s church

Friday, 8 April
10.30-12.30, continuing 14.00-16.00, St Teilo’s church.

The organ in church c. 1480-1630
A workshop with Professor John Harper, Dr Magnus Williamson, Dominic Gwynn and Fleur Kelly
This all-day practical workshop will begin with an introduction to the design and concept of the St Teilo’s organ and its decoration. It will then explore the nature of the late medieval British organ, some of the surviving repertory, and the different ways in which the organ was used in church before and after the Reformation. Places for a small number of players and for 30 observers.

Saturday, 9 April
10.30-11.15, repeated at 11.45-12.30, St Teilo’s church, places restricted

Introducing a new medieval organ
A presentation and performance to introduce the sight, sound and workings of an organ made as it might have been at the end of the Middle Ages, with John Harper, Magnus Williamson, and Dominic Gwynn.


14-17 January, 2011: American Sarum (Association of Anglican Musicians)

Enactment of the Lady Mass for Christmastide prepared by Sally Harper and related presentations by John Harper at Christ Church, Bronxville.