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A conference organized by The Gregorian Institute of Canada, August 4-7, 2011, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Gregorian Institute of Canada has focused from its inception on performance, providing a unique opportunity for scholars and performers from Canada and around the world to share and discuss their ideas, research and experience. This year's theme—Chant: Old and New—is inspired by a particular chant book, which makes Halifax's Saint Mary's University its home: the Salzinnes Antiphonal, a 16th-century Cistercian manuscript from what is now the region of Namur in modern-day Belgium. Some of the manuscript's musical riches will be presented in concert during the conference by five-time Grammy winning composer, conductor and performer, PAUL HALLEY and members of his University of King's College (Halifax) Chapel Choir. MARGOT FASSLER, recently appointed the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, will be giving a plenary address and SUSAN HELLAUER, of Anonymous 4 fame, will be leading workshops in chant performance.

Submissions on any topic of chant research are welcome, but paper and workshop proposals that address the broadly conceived colloquium theme—Chant: Old and New— are particularly encouraged. Suggested topics include `late' chant, however it is defined; traces of old repertories found in newer collections; old assumptions and new methodologies; `old' print indices and `new' digital resources for chant research; chant in the Old and New Worlds; European chant books found in the Americas or Australia; new chant books published for New World congregations; French Baroque Plainchant, including chant in Nouvelle-France; and old or new performance practices.

Please send a 250-word abstract to the program committee at igc.gic@gmail.com. Abstracts may be sent and papers presented in either English or French. Conference papers will be limited to 30 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.
Performance practice workshops will last 40 minutes.

The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2011.

For further information, registration, and conference updates, please visit the Gregorian Institute of Canada website at www.gregorian.ca