Columba Kelly, OSB

Director of the Gregorian Schola at St. Meinrad Archabbey, Father Kelly is one of the foremost experts on Gregorian chant in the United States.

Bring Columba Kelly, OSB to your next event

Bring Columba Kelly, OSB to your next event

Songs

Product image

Communion Antiphon: Epiphany of the Lord

Click the play button next to a song to preview it.

Events

Book Columba Kelly, OSB

There are no events to show at this time

Products

$18.00

30130053

SHIP

$18.00

30130057

SHIP

$17.00

12106

SHIP

$18.00

30130053

SHIP

$18.00

30130057

SHIP

$17.00

12106

SHIP

Bio

Benedictine Father Columba Kelly is the director and composer for the Gregorian Schola at St. Meinrad Archabbey, in St. Meinrad, Indiana. He is one of the foremost experts on Gregorian chant in the United States. Father Columba finished his doctorate in church music at Musica Sacra in Rome just as the Roman liturgy was moving from Latin into English. During the last 35 years, in addition to his teaching, Father Columba has created a body of English chant based on the natural word rhythm of spoken word.

Presently, there are more than 1,800 responsories and antiphons in the liturgical books at St. Meinrad. This music, which represents only part of his work, forms the day-to-day music of the archabbey. The English antiphons on St. Meinrad's chant CD recordings give an indication of his achievement. All of these compositions are an attempt to recreate the tradition for our own time. With its free rhythm and modal sonority, the chant has a decidedly modern sense.

OCP recently published his St. Meinrad Entrance and Communion Antiphons for the Church Year, a groundbreaking resource that gives parishes everything they need to sing the antiphons from the Roman Missal in English. Written in an accessible, easy-to-learn chant style, the settings are based on the chants that have been used by the St. Meinrad monks for decades.

Father Kelly lives with his Benedictine brethren in the monastery at St. Meinrad.

Products from Columba Kelly, OSB...

Previous
Next