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Rivals or a Team? Clergy-Musician Relationships in the Twenty-First Century
Collaboration between clergy and musicians is vital to the ministry of the Christian church. This book explores the importance of teamwork, identifying ways in which musicians and clergy can exercise their separate roles effectively, and suggesting strategies for building supportive relationships. Including heart-felt testimonies from musicians and clergy, Guenther takes a clear-eyedlook at conflict, reasons musicians leave a church, and approaches for transition when the situation just does not work any longer. This distinguished church musician and seminary professor encourages musicians and clergy to work together with mutuality and collegiality in order to fulfill the promise of their ministry. Forward by Paul Westermeyer.
Music and the Wesleys
Providing new insight into the Wesley family, the fundamental importance of music in the development of Methodism, and the history of art music in Britain, "Music and the Wesleys" examines more than 150 years of a rich music-making tradition in England. John Wesley and his brother Charles, founders of the Methodist movement, considered music to be a vital part of religion, while Charles's sons Charles and Samuel and grandson Samuel Sebastian were among the most important English composers of their time. This book explores the conflicts faced by the Wesleys but also celebrates their triumphs: John's determination to elevate the singing of his flock; the poetry of Charles's hymns and their musical treatment in both Britain and America; the controversial family concerts by which Charles launched his sons on their careers; the prolific output of Charles the younger; Samuel's range and rugged individuality as a composer; the oracular boldness of Sebastian's religious music and its reception around the English-speaking world. Exploring British concert life, sacred music forms, and hymnology, the contributors analyze the political, cultural, and social history of the Wesleys' enormous influence on English culture and religious practices. Contributors are Stephen Banfield, Jonathan Barry, Martin V. Clarke, Sally Drage, Peter S. Forsaith, Peter Holman, Peter Horton, Robin A. Leaver, Alyson McLamore, Geoffrey C. Moore, John Nightingale, Philip Olleson, Nicholas Temperley, J. R. Watson, Anne Bagnall Yardley, and Carlton R. Young.
The My Valley, My Home virtual choir project is currently recruiting members to learn and develop a wide variety of musical and performance skills and techniques from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Promoting social connection and fun through music in the Latrobe Valley, this exciting new project is set to produce an online video featuring the World Premiere of a new song - My Valley, My Home, written by the multi award winning…
Round three of Play It Forward’s online singing competition features Jazz/Blues, Country and Original Composition (any style). We are very honoured to welcome Katie Noonan as judge of the Jazz/Blues section.
Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most…
the impulse that drives artistic expression is irrational, unconditioned, and impersonal. it is beyond the grasp of reason and its constructions, which allows it to make the being resonate at frequencies that reason is not able to reach, and thus initiate it into experiences that are beyond his comprehension.
It’s your time to shine now … as round two of Play It Forward’s online singing competition Permission to Shine is open!
This is a great opportunity to participate in a brand new and innovative international competition. Jonathon Welch, our founding artistic director, comments “Permission to Shine is open to everyone. Entries are welcome from amateurs through to music students and also professional singers, from…
International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain) 4 - 8 May 2022COSTA BARCELONA – a true holiday paradise Some attractions of this Catalonian region are its long, fine-sand beaches, the sea and its crystal-clear water holding in its depths an underwater paradise, and nature reserves with untouched landscapes in every shade of…See More
Choral Workshop with the International Oratorio Choir.This year the Coronation Mass by W. A. Mozart will be worked on. Groups of at least 10 persons can take part in the project.Terms and conditions for singers and further information you will find on our website https://www.choral-workshops.com/See More
11th International choir and orchestra festival in Paris (France) 17.08. - 21.08.2022PARIS - city of love, dreams and senses Nobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the Arc de Triumphe, the Champs-Elysees. No other city exalts the imagination like this…See More
VENEZIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022International festival of choirs and orchestras in Venice and Jesolo (Italy) 18 - 22 May 2022VENICE – city of channels and gondolas Since 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinating due to its architectural…See More
9th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)9.03. - 13.03.2022ROME – a multifaced mythNames such as “Eternal City” or “Centre of the World” are not too modest. However, the Italian metropolis boasts them, and emphasizes its significance in the world history. During a short stay it is simply impossible to visit all attractions of the town whose history dates…See More
12th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy) 27.07. - 31.07.2022TUSCANY – country of cypress trees and soft hills Italy’s most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. About half of the world’s art treasures can be found in Italy, a great part of them in the Tuscany. Particularly famous are…See More
6th International choir and orchestra festival in Budapest (Hungary)29.06. - 03.07.2022BUDAPEST – a city with one of the best locations in the worldNo visitor of the Hungarian capital can resist its beauty. The city enchants, impresses, and fascinates at the same time. The Danube divides the city into the hilly Buda and the flat Pest. The most interesting attractions of…See More
Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt
In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…