Promoting and teaching Gregorian chant according to the Dominican tradition

Welcome to the website of the OPChant project. We are promoting and teaching Gregorian chant according to the Dominican tradition by publishing weekly chant videos on our YouTube channel.

About

The aim of the OPChant project is to provide and promote Gregorian chant according to the Dominican tradition.

The project is an initiative of two dominican friars: Stefan Ansinger O.P. & Alexandre Frezzato O.P.

The channel will be updated with at least one video every week.

N.B. “O.P.” or “OP” stands for Ordo Praedicatorum (Order of Preachers)

 

News

    Media

    OPChant has been covered by an enormous number of news outlets. Below you will find a small collection of the news articles which have been published about our project. 

    Great Britain: 

    Catholic Herald:  https://catholicherald.co.uk/dominican-seminarians-teach-the-world-to-sing-in-latin/

    Catholic Family: https://www.cfnews.org.uk/youtube-brings-gregorian-chant-to-modern-ears/

    Spain:

    Aleteia Español: https://es.aleteia.org/2020/01/23/jovenes-religiosos-usan-youtube-para-traer-de-vuelta-el-canto-en-latin/

    Dominicans of the Province of Spain: https://www.dominicos.org/noticia/opchant/

    COPE Español: https://www.cope.es/religion/historias/noticias/los-jovenes-frailes-que-arrasan-youtube-con-canto-gregoriano-20200128_605109

    ChurchPOP Spain: https://es.churchpop.com/2020/02/10/seminaristas-dominicos-ensenan-a-cantar-gregoriano-a-traves-de-su-canal-de-youtube/

    Hispanidad Católica: https://www.hispanidadcatolica.com/2020/03/hermanos-dominicos-usan-medios-ultramodernos-para-ensenar-la-antiquisima-musica-de-la-orden/

    Italy:

    Aleteia Italiano: https://it.aleteia.org/2020/01/02/seminaristi-usano-youtube-per-diffondere-il-canto-in-latino/

    Radio Vaticana: https://www.vaticannews.va/it/podcast/rvi-programmi/anima-latina.html

    Official Website of the Order of Preachers: https://op.org/life-of-the-order/op-youth-2019/young-dominicans-teach-promote-gregorian-chant-through-unique-youtube-channel/

    Avvennire Italy: https://www.avvenire.it/rubriche/pagine/due-domenicani-e-un-canale-video-la-rete-in-cantata-dal-gregoriano

    ChurchPOP Italy: https://it.churchpop.com/due-seminaristi-domenicani-insegnano-il-canto-gregoriano-usando-youtube-ed-e-un-successo/

    Poland:

    Aleteia Poland: 

    https://pl.aleteia.org/2020/02/04/wyszukuja-swiatynie-z-doskonala-akustyka-i-nagrywaja-choral-dominikanski-niezwykly-kanal-na-youtube/

    https://pl.aleteia.org/2020/09/22/ucza-choralu-i-maja-tysiace-wyswietlen-na-youtubie-posluchaj-opchant/?fbclid=IwAR3xM0sZykQXFKqtrH-R4KRydHBKYDu0RkMxlWKjBWOWAnO8n4Tv262O2KI

    The liturgical institute of the Polish Province of the Order of Preachers: https://www.liturgia.pl/dominikanie-z-fryburga-szwajcarskiego-ucza-choralu-na-youtube/

    Switzerland:

    Dominicans of the Swiss Province: 

    https://dominicains.ch/article/une-initiative-novatrice-pour-le-chant-gregorien-a-fribourg-350046

    https://dominicains.ch/article/opchant-fete-10000-abonnes-350085

    https://dominicains.ch/article/opchant-est-celebre-en-louisiane-350114

    https://dominicains.ch/article/opchant-fete-son-premier-anniversaire-350477

    CATH.CH Switzerland: https://www.cath.ch/newsf/dominicains-de-fribourg-le-gregorien-en-version-2-0/

    KATH.CH: https://www.kath.ch/newsd/freiburger-dominikaner-verbreiten-gregorianische-gesaenge-auf-youtube/

    CATT.CH: https://www.catt.ch/newsi/due-giovani-domenicani-svizzeri-influencer-su-youtube-con-il-canto-gregoriano/

    La Liberté Switzerland: https://www.laliberte.ch/news/ce-chant-gregorien-qui-fait-le-buzz-548344

    RTS La Première: https://www.rts.ch/play/radio/la-matinale/audio/rtsreligion-les-dominicains-de-fribourg-cartonnent-sur-youtube?id=11097414

    Luxembourg:

    Luxemburger Wort: https://www.wort.lu/de/kultur/kulturkur-eine-gesunde-portion-kunst-5ecbc913da2cc1784e35e761

    Netherlands:

    Dominicans of the Dutch Province: https://dominicanen.nl/2020/05/schoonheid-als-een-weg-naar-god/

    Dominicans of the Dutch Province: https://dominicanen.nl/2020/01/meer-dan-11-000-abonnees-voor-opchant/

    Catholic Dutch Broadcasting Company: https://www.kro-ncrv.nl/katholiek/nieuws/jonge-dominicanen-scoren-op-youtube?fbclid=IwAR0DkjpIvdwmr2BLWlNN1XeFrKcMAq2hPtGOSyAts2oUPZupgSgEUKMkpdY

    Reformatorisch Dagblad: https://www.rd.nl/muziek/monniken-starten-youtubekanaal-met-gregoriaans-1.1635567

    Germany:

    katolisch.de: https://www.katholisch.de/artikel/24820-wie-zwei-junge-dominikaner-versuchen-der-welt-das-singen-beizubringen

    Belgium:

    Kerknet Belgium: https://www.kerknet.be/kerknet-redactie/nieuws/jonge-dominicanen-veroveren-youtube-met-gregoriaans

    Croatia:

    HKM.HR Croatia: https://hkm.hr/glazba/dominikanski-novaci-na-youtube-u-opcinili-internet-gregorijanskim-pjevanjem/

    Portugal:

    Aleteia Portugese: https://pt.aleteia.org/2020/01/24/seminaristas-cantores-usam-youtube-para-impulsionar-canto-latino/

    ChurchPOP Portugese: https://pt.churchpop.com/seminaristas-dominicanos-ensinam-canto-gregoriano-em-canal-no-youtube/

    France:

    Aleteia France: https://fr.aleteia.org/2019/12/26/une-chaine-youtube-pour-le-chant-gregorien-dominicain/

    Canada:

    LifeSite News: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/seminarians-teach-promote-gregorian-chant-through-unique-youtube-channel

    The Catholic Register of Toronto: https://www.catholicregister.org/features/arts/item/31309-ancient-music-given-youtube-makeover

    United States of America: 

    Aleteia English: 

    https://aleteia.org/2019/12/28/singing-seminarians-use-youtube-to-bring-back-latin-chant/

    https://aleteia.org/2020/03/04/dominicans-youtube-channel-will-teach-you-to-chant-for-free/

    https://aleteia.org/2020/03/25/learn-to-play-music-online-from-a-safe-social-distance/

    https://aleteia.org/2020/09/15/dominican-seminarians-reach-a-large-audience-teaching-chant-on-youtube/

    National Catholic Register: https://www.ncregister.com/blog/solenetadie/opchant-on-youtube-brings-gregorian-chant-to-modern-ears

    Catholic Exchange: https://catholicexchange.com/two-seminarians-are-teaching-latin-chant-on-youtube

    New Liturgical Movement: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2019/12/opchant-new-youtube-channel-of.html

    Church Militant: 

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/huge-success-for-latin-chant-on-youtube

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/seminarians-use-youtube-to-bring-back-gregorian-chant

    The Catholic Underground: https://www.catholicunderground.com/cu-weekly/2020/3/8/cu-weekly-418-gemma-jive

    ChurchPOP: https://churchpop.com/2020/02/07/dominican-seminarians-teach-gregorian-chant-on-original-youtube-channel-we-hope-to-be-instruments/

    NCRegister: https://www.ncregister.com/blog/tito-edwards/2-seminarians-teaching-latin-chant-on-youtube-pray-to-st.-joseph-for-protec

    The Catholic Spirit: http://thecatholicspirit.com/news/nation-and-world/dominican-brothers-use-ultramodern-means-to-teach-orders-ancient-music/

    The Boston Pilot: https://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.asp?ID=187007

    Crux: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2020/03/dominican-brothers-use-ultramodern-means-to-teach-orders-ancient-music/

    The Catholic Sun: https://www.catholicsun.org/2020/04/22/dominican-brothers-use-ultramodern-means-to-teach-orders-ancient-music/

    EWTN News Nightly: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2635498340026956

    Latin America:

    RIIAL: http://www.riial.org/jovenes-religiosos-usan-youtube-para-traer-de-vuelta-el-canto-en-latin/

    EChristians: http://e-cristians.cat/sjovenes-religiosos-usan-youtube-para-traer-de-vuelta-el-canto-en-latin/

    PapaBoys: https://www.papaboys.me/dos-seminaristas-dominicos-ensenan-a-cantar-gregoriano-escuchar-musica-y-leer-historia/

    Arautos: https://www.arautos.org/secoes/noticias/noticia/religiosos-dominicanos-ensinam-canto-liturgico-atraves-do-youtube-285392

    ACI Prensa: https://www.aciprensa.com/noticias/jovenes-seminaristas-ensenan-y-promueven-el-canto-gregoriano-en-youtube-37598

    Japan:

    Goo Blog: https://blog.goo.ne.jp/marychristianitycatholicbible/e/a51fc54a839b9ccd97aceadad4e531f2

    Vietnam: 

    Maikhoi Vietnam: https://www.maikhoi.net/2019/12/cac-sinh-vien-than-hoc-ham-thich-am-nhac-lap-kenh-youtube-de-hoi-sinh-kho-tang-thanh-ca-tieng-la-tinh.html

    The Arabic-speaking world:

    Aleteia Arabic: https://ar.aleteia.org/2020/01/28/%D8%A5%D9%83%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%AF%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%85%D9%88%D9%82%D8%B9-%D9%8A%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%88%D8%A8-%D9%84%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1/?fbclid=IwAR2shSVwLsP3j5OwRlBX2uaV3Nzj1ZB67h8ONbsy-EjJoV-ygDKj_qFIP7M

    Radio interviews:

    Radio Vaticana: https://www.vaticannews.va/it/podcast/rvi-programmi/anima-latina/2020/01/anima-latina-25-01-2020.html?fbclid=IwAR2d5S9X5JhdcLO03klrOYS3P-RTa_i07x_C-VSzijxVeaXLwfC40z7wmAA

    Radio 5, Dutch National Radio: https://www.nporadio5.nl/zininweekend/gemist/uitzending/724652/08-02-2020

    Groot Nieuws Radio, Dutch: ssl.streampartner.nl/?usertoken=onda461d2f9e8028ec&itemtoken=3492e863ac991a22&comments=disable&image=https://www.grootnieuwsradio.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/programmabanner_laurensvandekraats.jpg (1:18:15)

    Television interviews:

    Dutch Catholic Broadcasting Company, Roderick zoekt licht (Fr. Roderick searching for light) https://www.npostart.nl/roderick-zoekt-licht/26-09-2020/KN_1716077

     

    By clicking on our logo below, you have access to all of our videos.

    Scores

    Most of the scores for Dominican Gregorian Chant you can find on this website: https://gregobase.selapa.net/scores.php

    In most of the YouTube videos we put a link to this website. If this website does not have the particular score of the piece, then you can find the score on this page.

    The Dominican order is a mendicant order. This project is currently financed by the Order itself. Your (financial) help is always welcome. If you would be willing to help you can send an email to contactopchant@gmail.com.

    Contact

    For all your questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail: contactopchant@gmail.com

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