Workshop and Conference Bookings
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Upcoming and Recent Workshops
Here is a list of upcoming and recent workshops.
2012 Series of Workshops:
In Collaboration with the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) and the Wollongong Diocesan Liturgical Commission
A series of workshops in various regions of Wollongong Diocese on new and revised Mass settings, psalm resources, cantor accompaniment and vocal training techniques for liturgy, development of parish repertoire, and music selection for Mass. For current details see this month's Liturgy Notes section of Wollongong Diocese's Faith & Life e-newsletter. You can also subscribe to receive regular updates.
2011 Series of Parish Workshops - New Texts! New Tunes!
A series of workshops in parishes on new and revised Mass Settings for the upcoming implementation of the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal.
On Sunday afternoons in February and March 2011 at various Churches in Broken Bay Diocese
To help parishes with the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal in Australia, the Broken Bay Music Ministry Forum in conjunction with the Diocese’s Roman Missal Third Edition Committee, will conduct a series of music workshops in February and March 2011. These workshops will be focussed and specially tailored to meet the needs of the particular parishes attending. Please see below for the timing and location of the relevant workshop.
"New Texts, New Tunes" workshops in the Diocese of Broken Bay (February - March, 2011), are on as follows:
- Our Lady Queen of Peace, Normanhurst (Sunday February 6, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- St Mary's, Toukley (Sunday February 6, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- St Agatha's, Pennant Hills (Sunday February 13, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- Our Lady of the Rosary, The Entrance (Sunday February 13, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- St Leonard's, Naremburn (Sunday February 20, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal (Sunday February 20, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- St John the Baptist, Woy Woy (Sunday February 27, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel, Forestville (Sunday February 27, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- Sacred Heart, Pymble (Sunday March 6, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- Maria Regina, Avalon (Sunday March 6, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm)
- St Mary's, Manly (Sunday March 6, 2011, 12:30-3:30pm
2011 Australian Academy of Liturgy Conference Paper
New Texts! New Tunes! Implications for Worship in Small Communities
Presentation of a paper on the pastoral implications for small worshipping communities of the pending changes in the texts and tunes of the Roman Catholic Mass.
Monday January 17 - Thursday January 20, 2011 at Trinity College, Melbourne.
This paper will comprise three main sections.
The first section will review the recently announced changes in the English translation of the Order of Mass for the Roman Missal Third Edition, focusing on changes to the principle parts intended for singing by the presider and assembly - Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Eucharistic Prayer Acclamations and Agnus Dei. This review will include some analysis of the inherent changes in musicality of the texts and the challenges faced by composers. Examples from commonly used settings will be given to illustrate critical points.
The second section will discuss the pastoral implications of the changes. It will include a review of the opportunities and issues for implementing the new texts and corresponding tunes. This review will include a review of materials from Focus group sessions conducted in the diocese of Broken Bay by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission. The section will go on to discuss the opportunities and issues particularly faced by small communities with limited resources, both urban and rural. The discussion will consider the issues from the perspectives of the various stakeholders including bishops, pastors and local worshipping communities.
The third section will then consider strategies for implementation in small communities, making reference to some of the recently announced revised settings and new settings of the Mass by Australian and international composers. This section will include some audience participation.
The paper will conclude with a summary of the key implications and likely effective strategies for small communities with limited resources.
2010 National As One Voice Conference Workshops:
New Texts! New Tunes!
A workshop on new and revised Mass Settings for the upcoming implementation of the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal.
On Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September, 2010 at As One Voice Conference, Collaroy, NSW.
The new English translation of the Roman Missal (3rd Edition) underpins Catholic worship. The introduction of new texts necessitates a revision of Mass settings. Many of our favourite settings are being revised, and there are a number of new settings that have been composed specifically with the new texts in mind.
This workshop will explore the changes that are coming; it will show how they affect the use of
current Mass settings; it will explore revisions of the most popular Mass settings, including Mass of Creation, Mass Shalom, Mass of Glory and Praise and Mass of Freedom. It will also explore a selection of new,contemporary Mass settings.
Finally, it will look at the practicalities of learning the repertoire over time, as the new translation of the Roman Missal is introduced in the coming months in 2011.
For music group leaders and choir directors in parishes and schools.
Click here for a registration form and further details.
2010 National As One Voice Conference Workshop:
Psalms for All Time
A workshop on singing responsorial psalms.
On Saturday 25th September, 2010 at As One Voice Conference, Collaroy, NSW.
The Book of Psalms is the songbook of Judeo-Christian worship. Psalms provide musical insight into every aspect of our life. Yet in most contemporary worship situations these songs are read rather than sung. How can we restore this songbook to its rightful place in our worship?
This workshop will identify the 27 “must-know” psalms. It will show how they apply to the Sundays, feast days, sacraments and various special liturgies throughout the year. It will explore a sample of contemporary musical settings of these psalms and demonstrate the variety of modes of performance (a capella singing, simple keyboard accompaniment, or contemporary band arrangement), and finally, it will look at the practicalities of learning the repertoire over time
.For music group leaders and choir directors in parishes and schools.
Click here for a registration form and further details.