Institute of Christ the King Chant Workshop

Institute of Christ the King

Gregorian Chant Workshop

CHICAGO, IL Are you a member of a parish choir which sings Gregorian Chant?  Are you a choir director who is starting or building a Gregorian Chant schola?  Are you familiar with the basics of Chant, but wish to master the Gregorian art?  Then this Chant workshop on the weekend of January 9-11 is for you.


icksp-1                                                                                           Canon Wulfran Lebocq, center

Under the direction of Canon Wulfran Lebocq, participants will learn the fine points of the classic method of Solemses as taught by the late Dom Joseph Gajard and will sing each day at Holy Mass and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  On the final day, participants will sing at a Solemn Pontifical High Mass celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.

About Canon Wulfran Lebocq

Having studied for several years with the Schola Saint Gregoire (Le Mans, France), Canon Lebocq has been serving as the Choirmaster of the schola cantorum of the Institute’s Seminary in Gricigliano since his ordination to the holy priesthood in 2003.  He has participated in three Gregorian Chant CD recordings. Most recently, he directed the Institute’s schola for the November 3 All Souls Day Solemn High Requiem Mass which was broadcast on EWTN.

icksp-2                                                                                                                 His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Perry


Please see the event flyer for details about this unique opportunity!

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest’s Ordinations by Archbishop Burke in Florence, Italy

On Thursday, July 3rd, 2008, two members of the Institute received the Holy Order of the Priesthood from the hands of the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, newly appointed Prefect of the Apostolic Signature.  The ordinands were Abbé Henry Fragelli, USA, and Abbé François-Xavier de Dainville, France.  The splendid ceremony took place at the Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano (Church of Saints Michael and Gaetano) in Florence. Later that day, members of the Institute received a special visit at the motherhouse in Gricigliano: His Eminence Silvano Cardinal Piovanelli, Archbishop Emeritus of Florence, who first welcomed the Institute in the Archdiocese of Florence eighteen years ago, in 1990.

Fr. Andreas Hellmann’s Sermon

Sunday, April 20th, 2008 a.D. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church