‘Joy for the World!’ is theme chosen for 2017 Church Music Summer School

29 May, 2017 | Church, News

Bookings are now being taken for The Irish Church Music Association’s 48th Summer School which will take place from 5 to 8 July 2017 in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare. The theme for this year’s summer school is Joy for the World! 

This year’s theme ‘Joy for the World!’ is a reminder of the calling of Christians to bring joy to the world. The theme is also inspired by the World Meeting of Families 2018 theme ‘The Gospel of the Family, Joy for the World’.

This year’s summer school music team includes: Orla Barry, Ephrem Feeley, Fr Liam Lawton, Sharon Lyons, Derek Mahady, Columba McCann OSB and Bernard Sexton.

Workshops at this year’s summer school will include:

  • Music by Irish composers
  • Parish Cantor Training
  • World Meeting of Families 2018
  • Singing the Mystery of Faith.

There will also be a tutorial on choral singing and one on playing the organ. There will be a Youth Track as well featuring the New Generation Youth Choir. A new feature at this year’s summer school is a dedicated structured dialogue session so that those involved in music ministry can have a chance to share ideas, concerns and to learn from each other.

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 summer school begins on Wednesday 5 July and concludes on Saturday 9 July.


For more information and booking please see http://www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com/


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