WANTED: Full, Active Participation
How's the singing at your parishes?
A highly regarded music director from the Archdiocese of Seattle will be featured as part of an upcoming presentation and workshop with the theme, “Let My People Sing.”
Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Music Committee and Office of Liturgy, the event is for musicians, clergy and all interested parishioners. The activities will be held at the John Paul II Center, 1300 S. Steele St. in Denver.
Dr. James Savage, director of music at St. James Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Seattle, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 called “How to Put ‘Active’ Back in ‘Active Participation.’”
Savage was invited to speak at the recommendation of Horst Buchholz, director of music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, said Mary Lou Lybarger, music director at St. Joseph Parish in Fort Collins and chair of the Archdiocesan Music Committee.
“Horst had visited him and heard the congregation and said it is one of the best singing congregations that he’s ever heard,” Lybarger said. “We’re all excited to see what message he has.”
A workshop with the theme, “Recipes for Successful Assembly Singing,” will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next day. A Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m.
In tribute to the archbishop's beloved Les Mis, the workshop really should've been called "Do You Hear the People Sing?" But oh well....