Members of vox peregrini are asked to prepare for pilgrimage in several ways.
vox peregrini specializes in Renaissance masses, motets, and anthems. The music for each pilgrimage is idiomatic to the landscape and place of the pilgrimage itself. For the 2015 Wicklow Way pilgrimage, repertoire is grounded in English Tudor tradition. In 2017, vox peregrini will primarily sing Spanish Renaissance music. Music is sent to members in the Spring immediately preceding the pilgrimage. Members are expected to learn their parts prior to arrival at the pilgrimage starting point. All rehearsals occur on the pilgrimage itself.
Pilgrimage is a physically rigorous journey. The 2015 Wicklow Way pilgrimage covers 129 kilometers through mountains, by upland lakes, glacial valleys, forests and farmlands. All vox peregrini members are encouraged to begin a personalized physical training regimen. Most training programs include at least 30 minutes of walking 4-5 times per week, light weight training, and regular weekend hikes that culminate in 7-8 hour excursions in the weeks prior to the pilgrimage.
Members of vox peregrini are encouraged to regularly engage their imaginations as pilgrims prior to the journey. Many choose to begin new disciplines in order to create space within themselves so that they may listen attentively to what the journey speaks into their lives. A suggested reading list including novels, poetry, memoirs, and spiritual writings is provided in the months leading up to the pilgrimage.