12th Annual Colloquium of the Gregorian Institute of Canada
August 10-13, 2017
Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey (QC)

St Benoit

The Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

The Institute is proud to announce that its 12th Annual Colloquium will take place between August 10th and 13th 2017 at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac (Quebec).

The colloquium programme focuses on practical workshops in Gregorian chant directed by Jean Pascal Ollivry. Jean Pascal discovered Gregorian chant in 1974, and the same year became a founding member of the Chœur grégorien de Paris. At the outset, he also sang with the Estonian ensemble Vox clamantis, and over the years has given numerous training sessions in Gregorian chant in many countries, particularly in Norway. His approach applies to a range of abilities, from beginners to experienced choristers, or to convents.

Workshops for beginners led by Jean-Pierre Noiseux, will also be offered.

Dom Richard Gagné, o.s.b., who currently serves as choirmaster at Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, will give a talk on the life and work of his predecessor, Dom Georges Mercure, o.s.b., and on historical recordings of Gregorian chant made between 1936 and 1948 with the monks under Dom Mercure’s direction.

The colloquium will conclude with the celebration of Sunday Mass in the church of Saint-Patrice in Magog, where chant will be performed by colloquium participants.

St Patrice
St-Patrice Church, Magog (QC)

Preliminary Program

Registration Form 2017 English (pdf)

Institut grégorien du Canada/
Gregorian Institute of Canada
Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, QC

12th Colloquium of the Gregorian Institute of Canada
August 10-13, 2017


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GIC membership July 2017-June 2018
(required if not already a member)
Regular:                                                                                                     $30 ____________
Low-income (under $30,000 a year):                                        $20 ____________

Full registration fees (all sessions, accommodation, and meals)
Regular:                                                                                                   $340 ____________
Early-bird (Registrations received before June 15):      $300 ____________

Low-income:                                                                                         $290 ____________
Early-bird:                                                                                              $260 ____________

External registration fees (all sessions and Sunday luncheon)
Regular:                                                                                                  $170 ____________
Early-bird:                                                                                              $130 ____________

Low-income:                                                                                        $120 ____________
Early-bird:                                                                                               $90 ____________

Day-Registration: Thursday August 10 only:
(all sessions)
Regular:                                                                                                $30_______________
Low income:                                                                                      $20_______________
Day-Registration: Friday August 11 only:
(all sessions)
Regular:                                                                                                $60_______________
Low income:                                                                                      $40_______________
Day-Registration: Saturday August 12 only:
(all sessions)
Regular:                                                                                              $60_______________
Low income:                                                                                    $40_______________
Day-Registration: Sunday August 13 only:
(all sessions and lunch)
Regular:                                                                                             $40_______________
Low income:                                                                                   $30_______________

Please consider including a tax-deductible donation to help cover
additional costs.                                                                                          $____________

GRAND TOTAL:                                                                                             $____________

N.B. All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Payment options:

1. Make make cheque payable to:
Institut grégorien du Canada/Gregorian Institute of Canada
And mail with completed registration form to:
Institut grégorien du Canada/Gregorian Institute of Canada
c/o School of the Arts, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON Canada L8S 4L8


2 On-line via the web site ( using Paypal
And send a completed registration form by email to

* Refunds will not be made after July 15.

* Please indicate any special requirements (dietary or other):

Accommodations information.

Number of rooms available is limited; so the sooner you register the better.
For registration received after July 15, accommodation at the Abbey might not be available.
External and daily participants who wish to take meals at the Abbey have to make their own arrangements at the Abbey reception desk upon arrival.

GIC Bursary Application form and guidelines (WORD doc)


Gregorian Institute Membership 2017/18

Colloquium Full Registration


Colloquium Registration

Day Registration: Thursday August 10

Day Registration: Friday August 11

Day Registration: Saturday August 12

Day Registration: Sunday August 13