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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.
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,
“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...”
“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...”
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