A Gregorian chant group from Rome wraps up a tour in northern Michigan Friday.
“The Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music is a Vatican institution founded by Pope Pius X for the need for sacred music," says Kirsten Trudeau.
Trudeau grew up in Lake Leelanau and is a member of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music’s Gregorian Schola. She lives in Italy.
She says she’s been studying Gregorian chant since she was 12 years old.
“I was singing in the parish where I grew up - in Holy Rosary Parish in Cedar, Michigan, and I went to a sacred music colloquium put on by the Church Music Association of America at Loyola University in Chicago, when I was 12 years old,” she says. “That opened up my eyes to a whole world of early music, medieval music and Gregorian chant.”