Early each year, Church Music Dublin runs this popular short course in music, liturgy and worship. It aims to help church musicians understand their role in a wider context than simply playing an instrument or directing a choir.
The course usually takes place on Saturday mornings and has something for everyone – musicians, worship leaders, clergy and others with pastoral responsibility – all who have an interest in the music of worship. Practical music skills are not required to take part.
The sessions are fairly informal and dialogue between the speakers and those attending is encouraged. Most speakers include some singing as part of their presentations. There is a break for refreshments half-way through the morning – always a splendid opportunity to greet old friends and make new.
Fee €10 per session, including refreshments.
Living Worship 2018
Saturday 29 September, 10 am to 12.45 pm
Hymn playing seminar
led by Peter Barley
in Monkstown Parish Church from
Peter will discuss the elements essential for leading hymns and there will be an opportunity to play a hymn if you wish.
Saturday 27 January 2018, 10 am to 12.45
An introduction to Morning Prayer 3
led by the Very Rev. Nigel Dunne and Peter Stobart
including settings of the psalms, opening prayers, seasonal material and canticles
Saturday 24 February 2018, 10 am to 12.45
Planning for Holy Week and Easter
led by the Rev. Jack Kinkead
An opportunity to consider music within the context of Holy Week and Easter liturgy
Click here to view a list of speakers and subjects in previous years.