A mystical Christmas evening where the ancient sound of Latin melodies are just the beginning of your Yuletide experience. Allow your spirit to travel back to yesteryear, lulled by the eerie sounds of ‘Schola Cantorum’s lonely Gregorian chant. Be entranced by the magical dusk-light flickering through the stained glass windows highlighting the quaint surroundings of the Abbey Church. Arrive around 5.45pm to allow time to visit the museum and view the collection of medieval manuscripts on display in the manuscript gallery. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the museum shoppe to browse the wonderful array of unique gifts and souvenirs for those ‘difficult-to-pick’ Christmas gifts. The chant begins at the Church at 6.30pm, followed by a medieval themed supper of traditional Christmas food and gingerbread at the Abbey Hall. (Parking at the rear of the museum). This event has limited numbers and sells out quickly, so book your tickets below.
A Medieval Christmas – An Evening of Gregorian Chanting
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As the Christmas Season approaches, we wonder how to create those special, everlasting moments and memories..
Wonder no more – The Abbey Museum has you covered!
This Holiday Season, the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology is inviting you join in a captivating evening of Gregorian Chanting!
On Saturday the 26th November, starting at 6.30pm, you are invited to surround yourself in the soft candlelit ambience of the Abbey Church and listen to the breathtaking sounds of Schola Cantorum and their incredible Gregorian Chanting. Excite your senses as this wonderful group transports you back in time, before the advent of ‘amplifiers’ and ‘sound mixers’.
At the conclusion of the performance in the Church, Guests are invited to the Abbey Hall to enjoy a sumptuous light supper of Medieval Christmas delicacies!
Tickets cost: $30.00 per person!
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There is no better way to commence celebrating Christmas than to attend an evening of wonderful ancient chants sung by the Brisbane choir, Schola Cantorum. Hallelujah! It was also the ideal way to welcome the newly conserved and reconfigured Winchester Cathedral stained glass windows back to their rightful place in the Abbey Church. After missing the group last year, an appreciative audience was delighted to have Advent ushered in with the unsurpassed sounds of the Gregorian Chants. Performed by a small but dedicated group, Schola Cantorum nevertheless filled the Abbey Church with their music for almost an hour.
More Celebrating with Medieval Christmas Fayre
Following the performance in the Church, chanters and audience moved to the Abbey Hall where tables laden with medieval Christmas themed supper awaited. Whilst partaking of this appetising repast, chanters and audience were able to meet and mingle sharing their enjoyment of the evening.
Appetites appeased, the evening was rounded out with a further session of Christmas carols, led by Schola Cantorum but with audience members invited to join …
For one night only, the Abbey Museum will be hosting an evening of Medieval Christmas and Advent Gregorian Chant, presented by Schola Cantorum, Brisbane’s leading Gregorian Chant Choir. We’re very excited to be welcoming Schola Cantorum back after a brief absence.
From 6:30 pm until 9:00pm on the night of Saturday, 29th November, the sound of ancient chants will be heard drifting from the beautiful, stained glass windows of the Abbey Church. The chant recital will be followed by a light supper of medieval delicacies in the Abbey Hall.
The full menu for this supper is as follows:
Fruit mince pies, mushroom pastries, tuna pasties, plum tarts with cream, apple tarts, gingerbread, quiche, stuffed eggs, rum balls, gluten free date slice, small cakes, meatballs, and shortbread.
Dried apples, dried apricots, prunes, salted cashews, dates, celery, carrot sticks, grapes, and cheese.
Wine, apple juice, orange juice, apple and black …