Music That Makes Community is excited to return to the Cincinnati area to share paperless music and leadership practices rooted in African and African-American musical traditions! The congregation of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church hosts this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. Worship and learning will be led by Nehemiah Luckett, a dynamic song leader and composer from New York City, along with MMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile.
We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and an intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families from around the neighborhood. Community SINGs are free and everyone is welcome - no musical experience is required! We'll sing Spirituals, Gospel songs, folk songs, and oral tradition music from around the world that enlivens the spirit, nourishes the soul, and reminds us we belong to each other. Please RSVP for dinner on the registration page!
We continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through modeling and generous invitation. Centered in African and African-American musical traditions, we'll explore how the energy we create through singing affects what we do in worship as a whole, as well as other parts of our human lives. Lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials are included with a registration fee of $25 per person.
Nehemiah and Paul will also offer worship leadership at St. Simon's on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
RSVP for the Community SING and register for the workshop HERE!
Scholarships are available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more.
Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada.
The weekend's events are generously sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
810 Matthews Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45215
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