Sat 02Mar2019

St.John's, Keynsham

10.30am - 6.15pm

An all-day workshop led by Christopher Martin Thomas, Rev. Stephen M’Caw, and the singers and musicians of St.John’s Keynsham, followed by a short service built around the Psalm settings learnt:
• Participate in learning new and ancient ways to sing the Psalms
• Learn about the theology, history and use of Psalmody in a multimedia presentation
• Listen to choral settings sung by the choir and instrumentalists of St. John’s

The workshop is aimed very widely, at congregations of all churches and denominations, choirs, music directors and clergy (especially those concerned at the loss of Psalm-singing a regular feature of today's Christian worship services). The day will include: instruction in how to sing the plainsong Psalm tones and Anglican chant, how to use Genevan and Elizabethan psalmody, modern metrical Psalm versions, and the many types of responsorial psalmody; also a session on the poetry and theology of the Psalms. We will also listen to some favourites of choral Psalm settings, including one by Monteverdi with instrumental ensemble. It will conclude with a short service including some of the Psalm settings learnt.

Morning and afternoon workshops from 10.30, lunch at 12.30, tea at 4.45, service at 5.30, ends at 6.15.

Tickets available from:
Post: The Parish Office, 1 The Park, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2BL

£10 (food and materials included) / £5 afternoon only (from 2pm)

Organiser: Chris Thomas /

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