13th Annual Colloquium of the Gregorian Institute of Canada
May 31-June 3, 2018
Huron College, Western University. London, Ontario

in conjunction with

Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School, May 27-June 3


St. John’s Chapel, Huron College


Guest Clinician: Sven Edward Olbash

Sven Edward Olbash informal
Sven Edward Olbash is a multi-disciplinary artist with credits as an opera singer, musical
theater performer, vocal recitalist, stage director, organist, theatrical clown, acrobat, and trapeze artist.  A ten year veteran teaching artist with SF Opera, he recently presented the workshop “Adeptness with the Creative Process” at Lincoln Center Education Summer Forum.  His research into 9th and 10th century chant notation led him to form the medieval ensemble Euouae, with whom he recorded the Ockeghem Requiem.  He conducted the Latin Mass choirs at Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco and is founding artistic director of Lacuna Arts.

Preliminary Schedule-PDF(subject to change)


(includes all sessions, Friday Concert and Saturday banquet)

To Register on-line: Step 1: Cut and paste the following into an email and complete the form.


Affiliation (optional):




GIC membership (required): Regular: $30; Low income: $20 _________________

Registration Fee: by April 16: Regular: $175; Low income: $150 _______________

Registration Fee: after April 16: Regular : $200; Low income: $175 ______________

Tax deductible charitable donation:_____________

Grand Total:_________________

Send the above form to

Step 2: Use the Paypal buttons below to financially register, or send a cheque 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

GIC Membership 2017/18

Full Registration

To Register by mail:

Print the pdf registration form: Registration Form

complete the form and send it together with a cheque 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

Additional concert and banquet tickets will be available at the registration desk.


Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation and meals (except for the Saturday banquet) are not covered in the course fee.  Huron College has rooms available for $35 per night.

Information is available here: Huron College Accommodation

To make a reservation contact:

Ashley Shantz, Information Desk and Conference Services Assistant
t. 519.438.7224 ext. 200
f. 519.438.3938

There are many great options for food nearby, both on the campus of Western University and at supermarkets and restaurants nearby.

There are also a number of hotels available. The following site will provide a starting point: London Hotels near Western University

Travel information

Huron University College is located at 1349 Western Rd. Tel. (519) 438-7224

From the west, Highway 402: exit to Highway 39 east; turn right on Highway 22 east; Highway 22 becomes Fanshawe Park Road West; turn right on Western Road

From the west, Highway 401: exit to Wonderland Road South; turn north on Wonderland Road South. Turn right on Wharncliffe Road South. Wharncliffe Road South becomes Wharncliffe Road North. Wharncliffe Road North becomes Western Road.

From the east: Highway 401: exit north to Vetrans, Memorial Parkway. Turn left on Huron Street. Turn right on Adelaide Street North. Turn left on Windermere Road. Turn left on Western Road.

Air travel: major airlines serve London International Airport as well as other regional airports such as Pearson International in Toronto and John C. Munro in Hamilton.

Greyhound Bus Lines and VIA rail serve London Ontario.

London Transit Commission provides public transportation throughout the city of London

Yellow Taxi serves the city of London. (519) 657-1111

GIC Bursary Application form and guidelines (WORD doc)GIC-Bursary-form-2018