About the Symposium

The BC Sacred Music Symposium is an annual gathering of the Catholic faithful, and all those of good will, with an interest in Sacred Music, especially Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony.

Our purpose is to promote the Sacred Music and the Sacred Liturgy of the Western Tradition celebrated according to the norms established by Holy Mother Church. We believe that since “the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows. (SC 10)”, the worthy celebration of the Liturgy is the single greatest act that the Church can perform for the glorification of God and the salvation of souls.

Among the many treasures with which the Church adorns the Sacred Liturgy, we believe that Sacred Music holds a unique place and that the Church’s patrimony of Sacred Music, especially Gregorian Chant, should be available in every parish.

To this end, we gather annually for the formation, education, and training of sacred musicians, through workshops, lectures, fellowship and the celebration of Holy Mass and the Divine Office.

The 2019 BC Sacred Music Symposium will be held from August 2-4, 2019 at Sts. Joachim & Ann Parish in Langley, BC. Registration opens January 2019. In the meantime please sign up for event updates to stay up to date on the latest news about the 2019 Symposium.

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