Attention all musicians and music lovers!
Music United is sponsoring a supportive, learning event for church musicians at Sunnybrook United in Red Deer in September because we have heard comments like the following:
“I have no tenors in my choir…”
“Oh yeah? I have no choir!”
“Oh yeah? I have nobody to play!”
“Oh yeah? I have nothing to play!” …and it gets worse!
Music United has held two successful Music…Matters events — in Brandon, MB in July, 2012 and last year, in Riverview, NB in September, following a format that included a Hymn Festival (open to the public) on Friday evening, a series of workshops (registration required) on the Saturday, and participation in worship with the host congregation on the Sunday morning. Somewhere in there is our Music United Annual General Meeting, social time, and possibly even a jam session!
Here’s a rough schedule of events, with details to be filled in as available. Workshop offerings and exact schedule may change depending on the number of registrants – the more people who come, the more we can offer! Possible workshop topics include: The Pianist as Organist, Worship Planning with Gathering, Troubleshooting and Team Dynamics for Music Leaders, Drumming in Worship, Song-writing, plus an Anthem Reading Session!
Friday, Sept 5
- 6:00pm Registration (for Saturday workshops)
- 7:00pm Hymn Festival
- 8:15pm Music United information sharing session
Saturday, Sept 6
- 8:30am Gathering (with a few songs)
- 9:00am Workshop 1
- 10:00am Break
- 10:15am Workshop 2
- 11:15am Break
- 11:30am Workshop 3
- 12:30pm Lunch (on-site, included as part of your registration fee)
- 1:30pm Workshop 4
- 2:30pm Break
- 2:45pm Workshop 5
- 3:45pm Break
- 4:00pm Workshop 6
- 5:00pm Dinner (on your own)
- 7:00pm Music United AGM
- 9:00pm Social time (possible jam session!)
Sunday, Sept 7
- 10:30am Worship with Sunnybrook congregation
Full workshop descriptions will be available soon on this website, and registration is available on our Music Matters eventbrite page.
Our hope is that many of you can attend in early September before your choir and/or teaching schedules become too hectic. Registration cost is a very affordable $50 ($40 if registered before the Early Bird Registration date of August 25, 2014) and includes lunch on Saturday. Please join us as we make a joyful noise, meet some new friends, exchange ideas, and share our passion. See you at Sunnybrook!