July 9 – 13, 2023

Join us this summer for a three-day Gregorian chant retreat, July 9-13 (Sunday dinner through Thursday breakfast), at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA. The retreat culminates on July 11 with the celebration of the Feast of St. Benedict in the Church of the Transfiguration. Surrounded by the beauty of summer on Cape Cod, we will learn to sing the chants associated with the feast, as well as study the history of St. Benedict and his influence on Gregorian chant and Western monasticism. Basics of Gregorian chant – Psalmody, Antiphons, Hymns, and the overall history of Gregorian chant will be included.

Highlights include:

  • Chant instruction for all experience levels
  • Singing Gregorian Chant in the Church of the Transfiguration where Liturgy of the Hours is sung
  • Attending the daily Divine Offices
  • Lovely meals and accommodations overlooking the Cape Cod Bay
  • Join us as we explore the riches of this glorious tradition.

Retreat Date: July 9-13, 2023
Price: $595 including 3 days of meals and accommodations.

Retreat fee includes lodging and all meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, July 9 and ending after breakfast on Thursday, July 13

$100 deposit due by June 24, non-refundable
* Due to the number of applications, your deposit will secure your spot on the retreat.
Payment due in full before or at the time of registration.

For more information, please call 508-255-1094.

Can’t join us this summer? Click here to learn about our Fall Chant Retreat

*Checks can be made out to “The Community of Jesus” and mailed to PO Box 1094, Orleans, MA 02653. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please call 508-255-1094 x3501.



Can’t join us this summer? Click here to learn about our Fall Chant Retreat: Chants of the Holy Cross.

Retreat Feedback

“An inspiring blend of singing, scholarship, and spirit.”—Jo

“I came as less than a novice, with a love of listening to chants. I left as almost a novice, with a love of singing chants!”—Carol

“Such hospitality –thank you! The Community is so inclusive, regardless of background or ability.”—Henry

“I came for music, but found so much more! Not only the unexpected height and depth and richness of chant but love, joy, and friendship. Thank you.”—DonnaJo
“I participate in many retreats, but this is hands down the best for many reasons. The honest hospitality, great amount of information, and balanced schedule is wonderful! I love hearing from all the teachers, their different voices enhance our experience, for sure. This is a very special community, and I am delighted to have found you all!”—Lydia
“In this high-tech, fast-paced world that cuts us off from everything spiritual, the chant retreat is a wonderful way to nourish your soul and connect with the divine, through music, community, and even the meals, which are so beautifully and lovingly served!” —Kathy
“We are so grateful for the warm welcome from the Community, the passionate and expert chant instruction, and the exceptional hospitality.”—Maria & John