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What We Sing is Who We Are: 11/18/2017

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All Souls UU Congregation

19 Jay St.

New London, CT 06320

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This workshop is for anyone who believes in the future of Unitarian Universalism, but will be especially appreciated by music directors, choir members, clergy, and anyone else who loves to sing.

No experience necessary!

CONGREGATIONAL SINGING WORKSHOP with Rev. Jason Shelton

Vibrant congregational singing is a sure sign of a healthy, thriving church. Why? Because congregations that sing with vitality are congregations that know who and why they are. Revitalizing congregational singing is one of the best growth strategies available, and it’s easier to do than you might think!

In this workshop we’ll :

  • explore the rich and varied songs in our Living Tradition, flesh out their historical and theological context
  • consider ways to add “spice and flavor” to the congregational music experience through instrumentation and rhythmic variation
  • engage in questions of diversity, authenticity, and mission
  • find new courage and fresh vision to make the tried and true come alive in unexpected way
  • find new courage (and songs!) for singing the joyful resistance to our troubled times

After exploring this treasure trove of hymnody at our fingertips, we’ll open the doors for a robust Community Sing where we can put our new tools to work.

Rev. Jason Shelton is an award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, workshop and retreat leader. He served the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, for 19 years and he is now a freelance minister of music, working to grow our capacity to sing our UU faith.

LOCATION: All Souls UU in New London, CT (Directions)

REGISTRATION FEE: $50 per person which includes lunch.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Tuesday, November 14th

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

  • If you need to cancel a registration before the event, please contact us as early as possible, by one week before the event at the latest, and a refund will be provided less a $10.00 administrative fee. Within one week of the event refunds less a $10.00 administrative fee will only be given in the case of illness or emergency. Refunds will not be available after the event for non attendance. We ask for your understanding in respecting this policy, which supports our organizational efforts and expenses.
  • We may need to cancel an event in the case of low enrollment. We will contact you well in advance of the event and provide prompt, full refund of registration fees.
  • In cases of inclement winter weather, we will try to reschedule an event if the conditions are deemed unsafe for driving.


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