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Welcome at the Gregorian Choir Cantica of the Federation Houthulst-Lo-Reninge (Flanders, Belgium). The choir has thirty-six members, men and women and adds lustre to about fifteen celebrations on a yearly base.

Houthulst and Lo-Reninge are located in the triangle Ieper (Ypres)-Roeselare-Diksmuide and belong to the diocese of Brugge (Bruges). It is in the nine parishes of the Federation Houthulst-Lo-Reninge that Cantica sings at Mass, but beyond these places we sing in Diksmuide, Nieuwpoort and Brugge (Saint Saviour Cathedral, Holy Blood Basilica) too. Sometimes the choir can be heard at funeral services or during the Vespers as well.

This is the schedule of Cantica for the near future:
  (See also the full schedule)

Sunday March 26, 2017 at 10:30AM
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
Location: Diksmuide, Saint Nicholas Church

Ordinary: Kyriale VIII (De angelis)
Introit: Laetare Ierusalem
Offertory: Laudate Dominum
Communio: Lutum fecit
Communio: Ps. XXVI Dominus illuminatio mea

Saturday June 3, 2017 at 4PM
Solemnity of Pentecost
Location: Merkem, Convent Chapel.

Sunday June 4, 2017 at 10AM
Solemnity of Pentecost
Location: Sint-Kristoffel Church.

Saturday October 7, 2017 at 5PM
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Location: Klerken, Saint Lawrence Church. [Conditional data]

Thursday October 26, 2017 at 2:30PM
Mass for the Dead
Location: Merkem, Convent Chapel.

 

Mrs. Rita Vandenbussche is choirmaster ad interim. Her interest for Gregorian music and his unceasing commitment make Cantica put up beautiful performances under her guidance, and allow it always to make progress.

Founded in 1999, the Gregorian Choir Cantica consists of people who come together during spare time to learn to know and to study Gregorian chant. Every Monday evening they are faithfully present to practice together.

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Gregorian chant and Liturgy

 “Ego, Conradus Kesteloot, saluto vos, lectores et hospites carissimi, praeses Canticae, novo situ interretiali www.cantica.be. Cantica, choro gregoriano foederationis Houthulst, genito anno domini MIM, pulchritudine...”   Lege cetera - Continue reading Translatio - Translation

Dr. Koen Kesteloot, praeses Canticae

 “Gregorian music is a universal chant, unique of its kind, that we all want to foster because of its historical significance. It is a musical style that provides a refuge from the strong influence of metrical rhythms of contemporary music. The latter is...”   Continue reading

Mr. Johan Tyberghien, former choirmaster

 “Moments of Gregorian music cause a break and provide a piece of balance between our spiritual part and the busy routine of every day. I would even dare to say, balance between the inner and outer side of ourselves. The unity of word, text, music and liturgy appeals to...”   Continue reading

Mrs. Myriam Van Lerberghe-Thibaut

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