Taizé and Sacred Songs Group Leadership Training
30th September 2021, 9.30am-3pm
A unique one-day opportunity to come and explore tried and tested ways of running Taizé chant and sacred songs workshops.
I have been running Taizé, Gregorian chant and sacred song workshops for over twenty years, and feel passionately about these magical songs and the healing effect that they create when sung as a group. I would love to pass on some of my ideas about how to teach and share these songs easily and effectively with singing groups. I also feel that teaching these beautiful and heart-opening songs requires a slightly different skill and approach to teaching other material of a more upbeat nature (African/ Gospels etc) and so I invite you to join me for this experiential workshop, which will equip you to run your own Taizé groups. We will address: Warm-ups, Song-teaching tools, Breath and more:
I will introduce you to ways of building an atmosphere and group-energy conducive to learning and singing these unique and special sacred songs.
We will explore how to prepare the group for singing, using warm-up material conducive to creating an ‘energetic backdrop’ appropriate to these songs.
We will address methods of teaching Taizé songs so that the group can easily and effortlessly learn both words in Latin… and multiple harmonies, without being ‘pulled out’ into heady anxieties about ‘getting it right’ or ‘having to pick up the material quickly’…
We will address pacing, atmosphere – importance of candlelight, and how to ‘build a workshop’ from start to end, with examples of appropriate material for this.
Cost & Bookings:
Full Cost: £105. Sliding Scale: £40-£105
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