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Living Worship Offers Useful Advice to Parish Choirs

Living Worship Offers Useful Advice to Parish Choirs
John Dexter leads Living Worship in Sandford Church.

The first workshop of Living Worship 2020 took place on Saturday January 25. Led by John Dexter, conductor of the Goethe Choir and organist in Whitechurch, the focus was on Simple Choir Music for the Eucharist. The venue was Sandford Church, Ranelagh and organist David O’Shea accompanied as required on the newly restored organ.

Over 50 people were present and enjoyed a morning full of singing and useful tips on choir directing, choosing music and allocating vocal parts, especially when these were not available. John kindly shared some of his own arrangements with the participants and offered useful advice on various pieces from Thanks & Praise (2015). Participants enjoyed a mid–morning chat over refreshments before continuing to sing heartily for the remainder of the session.

Living Worship is an initiative of Church Music Dublin aimed at supporting music in worship in parishes. You can learn more about Church Music Dublin at www.churchmusicdublin.org