Day 11:46 am

  • New songs to teach by rote

    At the synod/seminary sponsored Music Makes Community event this past summer, I taught a number of songs along with teaching practice skills that are part of the MMC core principles. Here are two you-tube clips that could help you teach these pieces paperlessly — both are found in Inshallah’s songbook “Sing the Circle Wide” published last November, available from Sperling’s Church Supply in Waterloo.

     

    Who will set us free? (well suited to Advent)

    Palestinian Hallelujah (well suited to singing at the time of the Gospel Acclamation when you are speaking about the synod’s relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land or making prayers for peace in Palestine/Israel)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWQezCzazpg

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  • a cappella singing

    Jamie Courtney, Minister of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, reminds us of the gift of a cappella singing:  “A cappella,” when translated from Italian, doesn’t, in fact, refer to the absence of instruments. ‘In the manner of the church/chapel’ is the simplest translation. Wisely, our understanding of voices-only singing, has its roots right here, in the worship space.” (Trinity Dove, 2013)

    Join Dr. Wendell Glick as he draws from practices and postures of an a cappella congregational singing tradition to provide perspectives that can help enable the congregation’s voice in accompanied traditions. Considerations will include strengths and challenges of incorporating unaccompanied singing in worship settings, examining textural priority (congregation vs. organ vs. choir, etc.), use of physical space, leadership strategies, formative patterns, congregational buy-in, and listening tips.

    November 13, 7 pm, WK United Mennonite Church, Waterloo.

    For more information, see Singing Faith – Nov 13 2017 FINAL

    Sponsored jointly by the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and The RCCO Waterloo Wellington Centre chapter.

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