Lift Every Voice and Sing — Saturday Workshop with optional Sunday Worship Service
This workshop builds the congregational voice.
Working in close partnership with your staff, I’ll design a singing experience that increases comfort with singing on Sunday morning.
The workshop will be joyous, accessible to all skill levels and most ages, and seek to liberate people to be fully authentic in their singing. Movement and hand-percussion will be incorporated … this will be fun!
This work can be easily integrated into a worship service with the workshop serving as preparation.
Example Schedule (for congregation only)
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Coffee and goodies, welcome and introduction
9:00 – noon (with break) Morning session includes (1) warming up body, mind, spirit and voice; (2) understanding the role of music in worship; and (3) learning simple songs, rounds and chants that create success and teach basic skills.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon session will build on the morning, and introduce specific songs that will be used in the Sunday service. Embellishments, improvisation, and movement will be explored.
(An alternate schedule might focus on the choir in the morning and larger congregation in the afternoon.)