Taizé and Iona Workshop

Come and join us for an inspiring day looking at music from the remarkable communities of Taizé and Iona. This simple and deeply spiritual music suits groups small or large using voices and/or instruments – please bring either or both – and different church situations. We will even write our own! Please bring a packed lunch, hot drinks will be provided for a small contribution. This is a joint event with the East Herts Church Choirs Association (EHCCA). The event will be led by Miles Quick, the RSCM’s Head of Congregational & Instrumental Music.

When? Saturday June 8th 2019 10am – 5pm. The day will finish with a service starting at approximately 4:15pm. Anyone is welcome to attend just the service.

Where? WareSt Mary’s Church, High St, SG12 9BA.
Pay and display car parking is available opposite the church in Burgage Lane, SG12 9XD – entrance next to the Brewery Tap at the northern end of the High Street. Other car parks are also available. 
The best way into the town from the south is straight up the A10 to the junction just north of the viaduct, and the next beyond Hertford, signed STEVENAGE. At the top of the slip road turn right. This takes you down into the northern end of the town (and the tower of the church may be clearly seen from halfway down the hill.) At the bottom, bear left at the first roundabout, then right at the large roundabout a few yards further on. The entrance to the public car park is about 250 yards down Baldock Street on the right.

What to wear? Wear comfortable clothes. We will not wear robes.

What to bring? Bring a packed lunch. Instrumentalists (grade 5 and above) should bring their instrument and a music stand. Guitarists are welcome; they should expect to play melodies and not just chords. Bring your payment. The cost is £3 per adult; schoolchildren are free. Anyone bringing children (under 18s) who are not their own should bring Parental Consent Forms.

The closing date for applications from instrumentalists is Wednesday May 29th. This is to allow time for parts to be written for the instruments. Note that instrumental parts will mostly assume a minimum standard of grade 5; however there will be opportunities for those below that standard to play or, at other times, to sing. Singers must register before June 8th.

EHCCA may be contacted by email at dorothy@dayre.plus.com or by phone on 01992 463121. 

Taizé and Iona Workshop at Ware, June 8th 2019

Registration in advance is essential. Instrumentalists must register by May 29th

Robes are not required at this event

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Instrumentalists (grade 5 or above): state instrument and number

Instrument 1:

Instrument 2:

Instrument 3:

Instrument 4:

Instrument 5:

Number of singers in each part

Trebles: Sopranos: Altos/Contraltos: Tenors: Basses:

*Please note that if you are bringing under 18s with you, they must be under your supervision. Please tick the box to indicate that you accept responsibility.

You should also ensure that for every person under 18 a consent form is filled out, and brought to the event. Please give the name of the person who will bring the forms. 

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