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    Community SING and One-Day Workshop at St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    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


                                                            

  • Vancouver Sacred Song Circle

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    St. Barnabas Anglican Church in New Westminster, BC, Canada


    Join Vancouver-area singers for a Sacred Song Circle in the sanctuary of St. Barnabas Anglican Church the last Sunday of the month. Led by Caitlin Riley Beck, Patti Powell, and Emilie Smith, everyone is welcome, from everywhere, and from any tradition or any place on the journey. No need to “know how to sing!”

  • Portland Practice Group

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland, ME

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    Join the Portland Practice Group for a time of singing and learning at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church.

    All are welcome to share song and practice paperless their leadership skills in a supportive, gracious setting! RSVP below to let us know you're planning to attend!

     



  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at Southminster Presbyterian Church

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM through May 04, 2019
    Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS


    Music That Makes Community is excited to spend a weekend in Kansas City Area, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices! Southminster Presbyterian Church will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.

    We begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a free Intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required. We'll share songs that enliven the spirit, nourish the soul, and remind us that we belong to each other.

    We'll continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll experience 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. We'll share morning prayer, participatory learning time, and reflection on paperless song forms and leadership practices. 

    Paul will also preach and offer musical leadership Sunday morning.

    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. 

    Individual Registration Fee: $50
    Duo Registration Fee: $90 (two individuals)

    Register HERE!

    Scholarships are available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MtMC office to learn more.

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost. Childcare will be provided for infants and children, though they are also warmly welcomed to sing with us. 

    The weekend's events are sponsored by Southminster Presbyterian Church.

  • Community SING in Roanoke, VA

  • Monday, May 06, 2019 at 07:30 PM


    All are welcome to a free Community SING at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia! Community SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required! We'll share songs that enliven the spirit, nourish the soul, and remind us that we belong to each other. The evening of participatory singing will be led by organizers of our MMC Practice Group in Southwestern VA.

    RSVP below to let us know you'll attend!

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Cathedral of the Incarnation in downtown Baltimore. This is a great opportunity for those who've attended MMC workshops to practice their song teaching skills and learn new paperless repertoire. While geared toward folks who’ve attended an MMC event, all are welcome to sing.

    RSVP below. For more information, please contact coordinator Barbara Cates.

  • Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bethany UCC in Chicago, IL

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    Join our Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside for their quarterly gathering. All are welcome to sing with others, learn new tunes, and strengthen your song-leading skills! 

    Contact group organizer Spencer Foon with any questions!

  • Chicago Area Practice Group: Western Suburbs

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church

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    Enjoy an afternoon of paperless singing and fellowship with our Chicago Area Practice Group in the Western Suburbs. Learn new songs and practice leading in a supportive context. The location will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!

    RSVP below and share with friends!

     

  • Hudson Valley Interfaith Practice Group

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    We're excited to announce a new Interfaith Practice Group in the Hudson Valley. We'll gather in the Rectory behind St. John's Episcopal Church. Bring a song to share and/or one that you'd like to learn to teach! 

    For more info, please call Ana Hernandez at (914) 357-0365 and leave a message.  

    The group meets monthly on the Sunday after the full moon (mainly the 3rd Sunday of the month).

  • Vancouver Sacred Song Circle

  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    St. Barnabas Anglican Church in New Westminster, BC, Canada


    Join Vancouver-area singers for a Sacred Song Circle in the sanctuary of St. Barnabas Anglican Church the last Sunday of the month. Led by Caitlin Riley Beck, Patti Powell, and Emilie Smith, everyone is welcome, from everywhere, and from any tradition or any place on the journey. No need to “know how to sing!”

Music that Makes Community
paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org
(929) 266-4662
131 Odell Clark Place, Apt. 3A
New York, NY 10030