October 21, 2015

Webinar: Learn How to Use Antiphons and Chant in the Liturgy

Webinar: Learn How to Use Antiphons and Chant in the Liturgy


Chant and antiphons are unfamiliar to many people today. But these forms of sung
prayer have powerful historical and liturgical value and purpose. Get the training you
need to successfully incorporate more of these traditional practices into your community’s

In this 60-minute webinar:

  • How to use antiphons
  • Tips for more beautiful execution of chant
  • Understanding the Meinrad Psalm tones
  • Chants every choir should know

In the Roman Catholic Mass, antiphonal chants accompany liturgical actions, like the entrance of the officiant, the collection of offerings, or the distribution of sanctified bread and wine. Antiphonal singing encompasses any call-and-response sung prayer. This responsive singing is often done alternately by the choir or cantor and the congregation, but sometimes is done entirely by the people or by the choir alone. Learn more in the webinar!

Angela Westhoff-Johnson
Presented by
Angela Westhoff-Johnson
Managing Music Editor at OCP

In addition to her role as Managing Music Editor at OCP, Angela Westhoff-Johnson has been the director of music at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland for more than 21 years. There she conducts the cathedral choir, cathedral contemporary ensemble and the cathedral children’s choir, all of which provide music for weekly Sunday Eucharist as well as archdiocesan liturgies. She is also an active performer, conductor and workshop presenter.