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Choir Music Weekend Workshops

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Saturday, October 17, 1:30 pm 
Optional Sectional Rehearsals for SA; Harrell Auditorium; Ginger Wyrick
Optional Sectional Rehearsals for TB; Terrace Auditorium; Jackson Henry
 SoulCollageTerrace 319Arika Morrison
Song Leading;Terrace 213; Daniel Craig
Handbells; Harrell 202; Gary & Diane Short
Singing With Understanding; Susan Todd Lounge (Harrell 2nd floor); Amy Martin

 

Saturday, October 17, 2:30 pm
An Introduction to Worship in the Style ofTaize; Terrace Auditorium; Daniel Craig
Vocal & Choral Techniques; Harrell Auditorium; Ginger Wyrick
Soul Collage; Terrace 319; (continued from 1:30 pm); Arika Morrison
Handbells; Harrell 202; Gary & Diane Short
Singing With Understanding; Susan Todd Lounge (Harrell 2nd floor); Amy Martin

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

“Optional Sectional Rehearsals”
 Ginger Wyrick (Sopranos and Altos) in Harrell Auditorium
Jackson Henry (Tenors and Basses) in Terrace Auditorium

Good old fashioned note-pounding for anyone who wants more than the sectional rehearsals provide. All requested anthems will be covered.  Previous workshop participants have requested this to feel more secure singing their parts.

“SoulCollage”
Arika Morrison in Terrace 319 (continued at 2:30)

SoulCollage® is a process of making collage cards through and intuitive selection of images from magazines and photos. Participants will become present to their unique and many-faceted Soul in a new way. Creation of cards can lead us to a visual prayer. This is a simple and creative process that holds deep meaning for many and does not require any artistic ability-just cutting and pasting! The group will be guided in reflection and sharing of cards.

Song Leading: Connecting the Congregation to the Word through Song
Daniel Craig in Terrace 213

This is an interactive session that will explore the best habits of song leadership through movement, singing, and discussion.  

“Beginning Handbells”
Gary & Diane Short in Lambuth 202

You've always wanted to try ringin handbells. Diane and Gary will teach you basic handbell ringin techniques. You don't have to know how to read music or play an instrument. You'll be ringing your first song before you leave.

“Singing With Understanding”
Amy Martin in Susan Todd Lounge

Singing with Understanding is an exploration of the texts, scriptures, and background of the anthems we are learning so that singers can more fully appreciate and understand the words we are singing and their meaning to our lives as God's people. 

Saturday, October 17, 2014, 2:30 pm

An Introduction to Worship in the Style of Taize
Daniel Craig in Terrace Auditorium

Have you ever wanted to participate or develop a simple Taize worship service? Come see, hear, sing, pray, and learn how to create your own Taize experience.

“Vocal and Choral Techniques”
 Ginger Wyrick in Harrell Center Auditorium

 This workshop explores the vocal instrument including breathing, phonation and diction.  In other words, you will learn:  how your internal plumbing works; how to sing without getting hoarse, a sore throat or that burning sensation; and how singers pronounce words to blend as a choir.  Experience each element through a series of singing exercises that you can do on your own or with your choir.  This session is recommended for singers, directors, and those who are simply curious!

 “Crafts” 
 
Claudia Smith in Terrace Hotel 319 (repeated and/or continued from 1:30)

Creating a spiritually-based craft that will provide meaning to your spiritual journey; can be taken home and replicated for your home church; cost little or no money; and give you something to do other than sing! Come to either or both hours and expect to have fun.

“Handbells”
 Diane and Gary Short in Harrell Center 202

Directors tell you how to ring; we will cover the whys behind what we do with handbells (i.e. why to ring upright, why does a bell echo, overtones, etc.)

“Singing With Understanding”
Amy Martin in Susan Todd Lounge (Harrell 2nd floor)

Singing with Understanding is an exploration of the texts, scriptures, and background of the anthems we are learning so that singers can more fully appreciate and understand the words we are singing and their meaning to our lives as God's people.