Irish Church Music Association Summer School 2016 now open for bookings

29 Apr, 2016 | News

Bookings are now being taken for The Irish Church Music Association’s 47th Summer School which will take place from 6 to 9 July 2016 in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare. The theme for the Summer School this year is God Full of Mercy.

In recent years the timing of the summer school has been changed to include a weekend. This change has greatly facilitated all those people who cannot take a week away from the workplace. This year’s school begins on a Wednesday and concludes on a Saturday.

One of the presenters at Summer School 2016 will be Tony Alonso, one of the most prominent voices in contemporary liturgical music. His music reflects an understanding of the multicultural needs of the contemporary church as well as a commitment to strong ritual music. In addition to several published collections of liturgical music, Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals throughout the world. Tony has shared his musical gifts as well as his love and knowledge of liturgy at conferences and events across North America and Europe. He is also the published author of several books and articles related to liturgy and liturgical music.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Music degree in choral conducting from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University. An emerging theologian, Tony is currently pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is focusing on liturgical and ritual studies.

The Irish Church Music Association welcomes Tony Alonso to Ireland to be part of its festival of music, song, prayer and celebration.

For more information and booking please see



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