The Workshop Schedule lists all workshop options for each Workshop Block over the three days of the conference, as scheduled in the Program Timetable.

 

Click on a workshop listing to reveal its description and speaker bio.

 

When you register you will be asked to select your workshop options preferences from the drop-down lists for each Workshop Block. NOTE: You do not need to register for the keynote addresses and plenary workshops. These are in the main hall with everyone expected to attend.

 

Quickly navigate to a  Workshop Block by clicking on these links:

  • A1 - Michael Mangan

    Let the Children Come: Choosing & Using Music for Family-Friendly Liturgies

    Description

    Song is a vital component in any liturgical celebration but especially when the Assembly includes children “ in view of their special affinity for music.” (DMC 30). Michael will outline principles for choosing music to support vibrant inter-generational liturgical participation and highlight a range of music to enhance school and parish liturgies.

     

    Bio

    Michael Mangan is a Brisbane-based composer, educator and music liturgist. A former specialist Music Teacher, his 250 compositions are used in parishes and schools throughout the Australia, NZ, the USA and Canada. In addition to degrees in Music and Education, Michael holds a Master of Theology degree in Liturgical Studies. He is National Chair of the APMN, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, and Music Director at All Saints Parish in Brisbane. Michael is passionate about the pivotal role of music in vibrant, meaningful and inclusive liturgy.

  • A2 - Fiona Dyball (Repeat of E5)

    Liturgical Music in Secondary Schools - Singing Our Catholic Identity

    Description

    A practical and engaging workshop on liturgical music for the Catholic Secondary School context. This workshop seeks to explore principles around the process of choosing music with young people to mentor, empower, and educate them as Music Ministers.  The workshop explains how to meet young people where they are, while also opening the riches of their wider faith tradition. The workshop includes singing through music that has enriched liturgy at Marcellin College, Melbourne where Fiona was Director of Music, and at Boston College where Fiona was the first Graduate Assistant for Liturgical Music at the School of Theology and Ministry.

    Bio

    Fiona Dyball works extensively in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry, inspired by her mentor, Sr Deirdre Brown IBVM. Fiona is a member of the Marist National Formation Team and has tertiary qualifications from Australia and the US in music performance and choral conducting, music therapy, secondary education, religious education, and theology. Fiona has travelled extensively, working and praying with communities in South Africa, East Timor, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and around Australia. She is the only Australian to be invited to teach at David Haas’ pastoral musicians camp, Music Ministry Alive, held each year in Minnesota, USA.

  • A3 - Sophy Morley & Paul Mason

    Catholic Worship Book II: A New Resource for Parish Liturgy

    Description

    Good quality liturgical music fosters effective liturgical practice and spirituality. This workshop explores the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Catholic Worship Book II, published in 2016, as a rich source of traditional and contemporary liturgical music, offering music for the revised translation of the Order of Mass, Mass Settings, Rites and Sacraments, the Church’s Year (Advent – Christ the King) and Morning and Evening Prayer. Musicians and liturgy teams searching for quality liturgical music will discover treasures here from sources past and present. This workshop will ‘unpack’ Catholic Worship Book II, so come and sing, ask questions, and explore this resource.

     

    Bio

    "This workshop is jointly presented by Sophy Morley and Paul Mason.

     

    Sophy is the Diocesan Pastoral & Liturgy Coordinator in the Diocese of Sale, Victoria. Sophy has been involved in the area of liturgy formation, resourcing and liturgical music in both the diocesan and parish arena for many years.  Sophy is a member of the National Liturgical Council and of the Australian Catholic Council for Pastoral Research. She publishes "Living Liturgy" - a subscription based digital liturgy planning resource. Sophy has a strong background in singing, playing music and conducting choirs and directs Diocesan liturgical events.

     

    Paul is Coordinator of Liturgy for the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, consultant to the National Liturgical Council, and member of the National Liturgical Music Board. Paul publishes "Liturgy Notes" at the Wollongong Diocesan Liturgical Handbook website. A monthly update is sent to subscribers. The resources can be accessed directly at www.liturgydow.org.au.

    Paul is also a composer and publisher at Liturgical Song, www.liturgicalsong.com.

  • A4 - Chris deSilva

    Music in the RCIA Rituals

    Description

    The workshop will make participants aware of the ways in which music can be part of the rituals of the RCIA and equip them with the resources that will enable them to incorporate music in them.  It will cover the place of music in the rituals; learning of suitable music; planning of rituals with music; role play of rituals with music and resources.  The participants will gain an understanding of the place of music in the rituals; an experience of the celebration of some of the rituals with music and resources to enable them to incorporate music in their rituals.

     

    Bio

    Chris deSilva is Music Consultant to the Perth Archdiocesan Centre for Liturgy; a composer and choir director, parish musician and parish RCIA process coordinator.  He has run workshops for parish musicians in the Archdiocese of Perth for about two decades.  He is the co-author (with Dr Angela McCarthy) of courses for Cantors and Psalmists.  He publishes his original compositions on his website, www.laudamus.com.au.

  • A5 - Kieran Crichton

    Perspectives on Music Under the Southern Cross

    Description

    This paper discusses liturgical music in relation to ritual time, exploring the relationship between culture, memory, and the experience of temporality. This paper also explores music as a part of community life, asking how it serves as a point of boundary conflict, and considering the wider implications of power and cultural transformation. Through the exploration of examples, this paper seeks to ask how music can deepen and enrich the living of our baptism.

     

    Bio

    Kieran Crichton is a scholar, teacher and organist based in Melbourne. His current scholarly interests focus on the intersection of music with other fields, especially education, theology, pastoral care, and cultural identity. Kieran is a student at Trinity College Theological School and a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy.

  • A6 - Jim Clinch (repeat of C2)

    If you can play a keyboard you can play an organ.

    Description

    "Helping keyboard players and pianists to lead congregational singing with an organ - the easy way!

    From traditional to contemporary music find out just how versatile an organ is and how easy it is to use."

     

    Bio

    Jim Clinch first played organ for his local parish in the 1970s. His passion for the organ and its music became a career in the 1980s. For the past 23 years Jim has worked with churches of various denominations and schools across Qld & NSW installing new digital organs and instructing parishes & students in their operation and effective use. At present he is a "relieving organist" for parishes in the Brisbane diocese.

  • B1 - Jen Charadia

    Sing with Joy in Religious Education, School Liturgy and Staff Spiritual Formation

    Description

    This workshop will provide music, inspiration, ideas and resources for use in your whole school community. Music for Masses and liturgies will be shared as well as resources for staff prayer and spiritual formation. As a Catholic school principal Jen understands the need for schools to ensure quality music in the prayer, liturgical and RE life of the school.

     

    Bio

    Jen Charadia is a singer, musician and composer whose prayerful and contemporary music is widely used in Catholic parishes and schools, and by retreat facilitators. Jen has been composing and recording since 2004 and has 4 CDs. Her music from the CD In God and For God featured in the Sisters of St Joseph celebrations of the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

     

    Jen is a Catholic school Principal in the Diocese of Wollongong, NSW, and a facilitator of spiritual formation courses, retreat days, prayers sessions and conference workshops. More information can be found on Jen’s website renewalproductions.com.au.

  • B2 - Monica O'Brien

    One Licence - Inspiring Congregational Song

    Description

    One License (the new merger between Licensing Online and One LIcense) provides parishes, schools and Christian organisations with licenses to affordably and legally access a vast repertoire of music from local and international composers of religious music.  This workshop will provide an overview of the exciting features of the various One License licenses including Reprint, Practice Track and Podcast/Streaming Licenses plus general music copyright information. Time will be allocated for Q&A.

     

    Bio

    Monica O'Brien has been involved in Music Ministry and Music Publishing for over 2 decades. She is the co founder of Willow Publishing Pty Ltd, the leading publisher of Catholic music in Australia, and the Australian and New Zealand representative for One Licence.

  • B3 - Professor Clare Johnson (repeat of E1)

    Forming and Directing a Choir

    Description

    Vatican II teaches that: “Choirs must be diligently developed” so that “whenever a liturgical service is to be celebrated with song, the whole assembly of the faithful is enabled…to contribute the active participation that rightly belongs to it.” (SC#114) This workshop will explore how to form a liturgical choir (children, youth or adult) and will provide practical suggestions and useful tips for directing a liturgical choir. Learn from an experienced chorister, choir director and singing teacher how to start a choir from scratch, how to nurture young voices, the importance of warm-ups, how to keep rehearsals interesting, how to get the best out of a choir in performance, and how to nurture an understanding of the choir’s ministry within the liturgical assembly both as individual worshippers and as prayer leaders.

     

    Bio

    Professor Clare V. Johnson [B.Mus (Hons), B. Theol (Hons), A.Mus.A., M.A. (Theol), GCHE, Ph.D.] is Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University (Strathfield NSW). Clare has taught liturgical studies, sacramental theology, preaching, liturgical music and introductory theology at the University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and Australian Catholic University. Her academic research in liturgy, liturgical music, ritual studies, liturgical theology and liturgical inculturation has been widely published. Her expertise in face-to-face and online/distance education has been recognised with several teaching awards. Clare has served as cantor, chorister and choir director in Australia and the USA and relishes the opportunity to teach, perform and direct liturgical music. In 2016 she wrote lyrics and spoken text set to music by George Palmer for ‘The Faces of Mercy’ a performance piece celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy. Clare is Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board and is a member of the National Liturgical Council advising the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

  • B4 - Alessio Loiacono

    Music for Sacramental Celebrations of First Penance, First Eucharist and Confirmation

    Description

    This workshop will examine how to select and prepare music for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Eucharist and Confirmation. This workshop will each participants music for these celebrations, so that they music ready to implement in their parish sacramental celebrations.

     

    Bio

    I am a teacher in two schools in the Archdiocese of Perth and a Liturgy coordinator for one of those schools. An organist in the Archdiocese, including being one of the Assistant Organists at St Mary's Cathedral Perth, and also the Music Field Officer for the Centre for Liturgy - Perth.

     

    I have a Bachelor of Music Education as well as a Masters in Religious Education.

  • B5 - Amanda McKenna

    How to Proclaim the Responsorial Psalm in Song: the Cantor as Leader

    Description

    This workshop will explore how best to lead the Responsorial Psalm as a Cantor/Music Group when you have strong singers and when you don’t.  Drawing largely from Amanda's Psalm collection  ("Sing The Responsorial Psalms") we will learn new material as well as practical tips to help draw in the assembly. We will also look at the role of the Cantor in facilitating prayer and focus on how to deliver the Psalms in a pastoral manner.

     

    Bio

    Amanda McKenna is a singer-songwriter, educator, music editor, and liturgical music specialist based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. A composer in the Willow Publishing stable, many of Amanda's pieces appear in the ""As One Voice"" song collections and she, along with other Willow Composers like Monica O'Brien and Gina Ogilvie, travels both nationally and internationally performing and facilitating workshops utilising these song collections.

     

    Amanda's publication "Sing The Responsorial Psalms" is a collection of Psalm refrains for every Sunday of the 3 year cycle, Lent and Easter seasonal Psalms, and Psalms for every feast/solemnity on the Australian calendar.

  • B6 - Chris deSilva

    The Original Compositions of Chris deSilva

    Description

    The presentation will showcase the original compositions of the presenter.  They will be presented under the headings Communion Songs; Songs for the Seasons; Songs for the RCIA; Choral Settings and Responsorial Psalm Settings.  The original songs have lyrics written by the composer.  The Choral Settings include settings of some well-known liturgical texts and the Responsorial Psalm Settings set texts from the Lectionary.  Participants will receive copies of all the music presented and a copy of the collection of Responsorial Psalm settings, Bless His Holy Name.

     

    Bio

    Chris deSilva is Music Consultant to the Perth Archdiocesan Centre for Liturgy; a composer and choir director, parish musician and parish RCIA process coordinator.  He has run workshops for parish musicians in the Archdiocese of Perth for about two decades.  He is the co-author (with Dr Angela McCarthy) of courses for Cantors and Psalmists.  He publishes his original compositions on his website, www.laudamus.com.au.

  • C1 - David Haas (repeat of D2)

    Music and the Mass: Step by Step

    Description

    This workshop is designed to be a step-by-step, "walk through" of the Eucharistic Liturgy.  We will examine the four major ritual units (Gathering, Word, Table and Mission), and do an inventory of what the ritual moments call for in terms of music, and ultimately, their deeper and more prayerful purpose.

     

    Bio

    David David Haas is one of the pre-eminent composers of liturgical music in the English-speaking world. He has produced and published over 50 collections and recordings with GIA Publications and songs such as We Are Called, You Are Mine, Song of the Body of Christ and Blest Are They are joyfully sung by Christian denominations throughout the world. David is the director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry, is the Animator for the Taizé Prayer Community at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the executive director of Music Ministry Alive, a formation institute for young liturgical musicians. David has written over 25 books in the areas of liturgy, religious education, youth ministry and spirituality and speaks and performs at conferences and events throughout the world. This will be his first visit to Australia since 1991.

  • C2 - Jim Clinch (repeat of A6)

    If you play a keyboard you can play an organ

    Description

    "Helping keyboard players and pianists to lead congregational singing with an organ - the easy way!

    From traditional to contemporary music find out just how versatile an organ is and how easy it is to use."

     

    Bio

    Jim Clinch first played organ for his local parish in the 1970s. His passion for the organ and its music became a career in the 1980s. For the past 23 years Jim has worked with churches of various denominations and schools across Qld & NSW installing new digital organs and instructing parishes & students in their operation and effective use. At present he is a "relieving organist" for parishes in the Brisbane diocese.

  • C3 - Beth Doherty

    iJoyfullySing - Making a Joyful Noise

    Description

    "This workshop will look at the intersection between music, beauty, faith, and justice. The content will focus on Beth Doherty's recently released book and CD.

     

    The book "Sing It Out" is a memoir/self help/inspiration/reflection where each chapter is based on one of the songs from her new collection iJoyfullySing. Using wisdom from the bible, the saints, and lessons learned from music ministry, the workshop will be a chance to make a joyful noise and be inspired.

     

    There will also be some time where we share ideas and discuss the challenges and hopes of Catholic music ministry."

     

    Bio

    Beth Doherty is a parish musician and a communications professional. She is an author of a number of Christian music collections. She currently works in church communications, and is passionate about creating beautiful music. She has recently been exploring the  intersection of faith, music and justice.  She published her first book in 2015 entitled Tweet Others As You Would Wish To Be Tweeted: A Scripture-Based Guide To Social Media For The Church

  • C4 - Fr Tony Chiera & Fr Wayne Bendotti

    Presiding in Song - the Voice of the Presider

    Description

    A Workshop especially for Priests and Lay Leaders of Prayer/Liturgy. This practical Workshop will explore:

    (a) Possibilities for:

    • enhancing liturgical worship through the use of song/voice (tones, etc.),
    • enhancing rubric gestures with voice tones,
    • encouraging assembly participation through voice and gesture.

    (b) The spirituality of the Priest/presider required to lead in song/voice.

     

    (c) The use of appropriate and uplifting music/song to enhance other prayer experiences (e.g. Reconciliation services; Morning Prayer, Prayer before meetings).

     

    A substantial period will be dedicated to engaging participants in the practical demonstration of the above.

     

    Bio

    Fr Tony Chiera has been ordained 33 years, having studied for Priesthood at St Charles Seminary Guildford and St Francis Xavier Seminary Adelaide. He is currently the Vicar General of the Bunbury Diocese and works with the Pastoral Team staff in the preparation and implementation of various Parish and Diocesan programmes for Adult Faith Education, ministry training and Parish development.  He also conducts special programmes for the on-going formation of more recently ordained priests in the Diocese.  Fr Tony has a Diploma of Religious Education from Mt Oliver Institute, Ireland and a Master of Theology from Notre Dame Australia.

     

    Fr Wayne Bendotti has been a priest for the Bunbury Diocese for seventeen years.  A Murdoch University Commerce Graduate (Marketing and Management), he studied for priesthood at St Francis Xavier Seminary, Adelaide, and St Charles' Seminary, Perth, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology from the University of Notre Dame.  He has ministered in several country/rural parish and school communities across the Diocese and from 2011-2013 was Diocesan Vocations and Youth Ministry Coordinator.  He grew up in a musical family and has a passion for music and liturgy which engages the hearts, minds, voices and faith of the entire assembly.

  • C5 - Jennifer O'Brien

    Music for the season of Advent

    Description

    Brief exposition on the history of Advent and its current character. Exploration of the music (psalmody and hymnody as well as Mass settings) suitable for use at Mass during this season, focusing particularly on material included in CWB II.

     

    Bio

    Currently liturgy educator with the Office for Worship, Adelaide.  Completing Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy through Sant'Anselmo, Rome. Am member of APMN as well as both Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgica. Have been Chapter Convenor for AAL and committee member for Societas.  Have also served on NLC (9 years) and NLMB (11 years) and was on the editorial committee for CWB II.

    I have degrees in music, education, theology and liturgy.

  • C6 - Donrita Reefman

    Sing to the Lord - the Responsorial Psalms of Brother Colin D. Smith

    Description

    The psalms tap into the joys, sorrows, laments etc. of today; they help the assembly connect with the scriptures and participate more fully when proclaimed in song.

    Colin Smith’s newly revised psalms, the most popular complete psalms setting collections in Australia, are born out of excellent composition and a deep understanding of congregational song and likely to live on for decades to come. They are easily accessible for the most humble of parish music groups while being equally fitting for the more solemn Cathedral settings.

    Donrita will take participants on a seasonal psalm journey.

     

    Bio

    Donrita is currently Ministry Coordinator at St Francis' Church, Melbourne and a member of the National Liturgical Music Board.  Donrita is also chair of the Victorian Branch Committee of the Royal School of Church Music, Australia.  Previously serving on the Liturgy Commission in Broken Bay Diocese, Sydney, Donrita is widely experienced in establishing and mentoring parish choirs and developing lay liturgical ministry.  Having home educated her six children, she now lives 5 days a fortnight with her husband on a farm in East Gippsland, where she manages a BnB "Retreat" and continues to develop local choirs in her spare time.

  • D1 - GIna Ogilvie & Monica O'Brien

    Making Connections, Embracing Diversity

    Description

    Via creative process, music, song, multi media, scripture, prayer and personal reflection, participants will be invited to go to the heart of what diversity means to them, to gain insights from the wisdom of others and to revisit the values of the gospel which place acceptance, hospitality, equality and joy at the center of what it means to be awake to the promptings of the Spirit. A variety of music styles will be woven throughout this experiential 'retreat style' workshop.

     

    Bio

    Gina Ogilvie and Monica O'Brien travel throughout Australia giving various workshops, retreats and professional development in churches and schools.  Gina is a singer/songwriter and trained actor.  She has written over 200 original compositions.

     

     

     

    Monica worked for more than two decades in Youth and Young Adult Ministry at parish, diocesan and national levels, was the founding Director of Catholic Youth Service Sydney and is a co founder of Willow Publishing, the home of the As One Voice family of hymnals. Monica and Gina have written and facilitated hundreds of workshops and events within ministry, business, education and coaching.

  • D2 - David Haas (repeat of C1)

    Music and the Mass: Step by Step

    Description

    This workshop is designed to be a step-by-step, "walk through" of the Eucharistic Liturgy.  We will examine the four major ritual units (Gathering, Word, Table and Mission), and do an inventory of what the ritual moments call for in terms of music, and ultimately, their deeper and more prayerful purpose.

     

    Bio

    David David Haas is one of the pre-eminent composers of liturgical music in the English-speaking world. He has produced and published over 50 collections and recordings with GIA Publications and songs such as We Are Called, You Are Mine, Song of the Body of Christ and Blest Are They are joyfully sung by Christian denominations throughout the world. David is the director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry, is the Animator for the Taizé Prayer Community at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the executive director of Music Ministry Alive, a formation institute for young liturgical musicians. David has written over 25 books in the areas of liturgy, religious education, youth ministry and spirituality and speaks and performs at conferences and events throughout the world. This will be his first visit to Australia since 1991.

  • D3 - Paul Mason

    "Shout Aloud and Sing for Joy": Liturgical Song Showcase

    Description

    Experience the power of singing to express our experience of the "Joy of the Gospel!" In his first Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis goes to great lengths to reinforce the importance of singing in our liturgies. He quotes extensively from scripture to make his point, including this line "Shout aloud and sing for joy" from Isaiah 12:6.

     

    This showcase offers the opportunity to sing a variety of forms and genres of liturgical songs, some familiar as well as many new, including new Children's Eucharistic Prayer Acclamations from the the new collection "Masses for Parish and School," new psalm settings from the new collection "Psalms for All Time Volume 2," and a sample set of songs from the collection "Hymns and Spiritual Songs."

     

    Each participant will receive a free music resource to take home. Other resources are available for purchase at the Liturgical Song exhibit booth.

     

    Bio

    Liturgical Song is a new Australian publisher of Christian ritual music, established in 2016. Liturgical Song is the publisher of Paul Mason's catalogue of compositions. Its initial titles include "Psalms For All Time Volume 1," "Psalms For All Time Volume 2," "Masses for Parish and School," and "Hymns and Spiritual Songs." With a number of new composers and new titles planned and a variety of resources to meet the needs of choirs, musicians, cantors and the assembly, Liturgical Song is focused on practical help for pastoral musicians in parishes and schools today. Liturgical Song has a booth in the conference exhibition area.

  • D4 - Donrita Reefman

    Porus Walls - A Choral Retreat of Shared Musical Treasury

    Description

    With shared choral singing interludes from RSCMs Ecumenical resource, ""Reform and Renew"", Donrita will reflect on the January 2017 experience of RSCM Australia's Adelaide Summer School.  This is a "choral retreat" for those who love singing in choirs and are keen to be enriched by the musical traditions of not only Catholic but also Anglican and other Churches.

    The contribution of RSCM Australia in supporting Church musicians will also be highlighted.

     

    Bio

    Donrita is currently Ministry Coordinator at St Francis' Church, Melbourne and a member of the National Liturgical Music Board.  Donrita is also chair of the Victorian Branch Committee of the Royal School of Church Music, Australia.  Previously serving on the Liturgy Commission in Broken Bay Diocese, Sydney, Donrita is widely experienced in establishing and mentoring parish choirs and developing lay liturgical ministry.  Having home educated her six children, she now lives 5 days a fortnight with her husband on a farm in East Gippsland, where she manages a BnB "Retreat" and continues to develop local choirs in her spare time.

  • D5 - Patricia Smith

    Singing the Psalms: Beyond the Responsorial Psalm

    Description

    Singing psalms has been part of the Christian liturgy since its first days. In the psalms we have a treasury of Scriptural prayer and song that we can use in the liturgy from the Entrance song to Thanksgiving yet we still tend to confine them to the Liturgy of the Word purely as Responsorial psalms. Psalms are integral to the celebration of rites and sacraments: Reconciliation, Scrutinies, Election, funerals and weddings, so let's open up the psalms and consider how and when they might be sung by the whole assembly, cantors and choirs, in familiar versions and new settings.

     

    Bio

    Music Co-ordinator Kuringgai Chase Catholic Parish, Diocese of Broken Bay, NSW, Composer and pastoral musician.

  • D6 - Mick McIvor

    The Spirituality of the Worshipper

    Description

    When you do life as a church based musician, Sundays can come around awfully fast. No sooner have you finished one Sunday, than you begin the planning process for the following one. In the business of the routine, it can be oh so easy to lose sight of one of the most fundamental questions that any worship leader can ask: "Who is in the room?"

    Based on nearly 40 years experience, this a discussion and a walk through some critical issues that every worship leader needs to include in their thinking.

     

    Bio

    "A church based musician of some 40 years experience I have released 5 albums with number 6 just around the corner. I have a deep conviction and commitment to see contemporary expressions of church worship done well.

    I also have extensive experience as creative director for a community carols event that attracts some 5000 people each year. I love nothing more than encouraging and training people to find and fill their calling as worship leaders.

    I am currently 30% of the way through writing my first book titled "Who's in the room; guidelines for leading people in worship."

  • E1 - Professor Clare Johnson (repeat of B3)

    Forming and Directing a Choir

    Description

    Vatican II teaches that: “Choirs must be diligently developed” so that “whenever a liturgical service is to be celebrated with song, the whole assembly of the faithful is enabled…to contribute the active participation that rightly belongs to it.” (SC#114) This workshop will explore how to form a liturgical choir (children, youth or adult) and will provide practical suggestions and useful tips for directing a liturgical choir. Learn from an experienced chorister, choir director and singing teacher how to start a choir from scratch, how to nurture young voices, the importance of warm-ups, how to keep rehearsals interesting, how to get the best out of a choir in performance, and how to nurture an understanding of the choir’s ministry within the liturgical assembly both as individual worshippers and as prayer leaders.

     

    Bio

    Professor Clare V. Johnson [B.Mus (Hons), B. Theol (Hons), A.Mus.A., M.A. (Theol), GCHE, Ph.D.] is Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University (Strathfield NSW). Clare has taught liturgical studies, sacramental theology, preaching, liturgical music and introductory theology at the University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and Australian Catholic University. Her academic research in liturgy, liturgical music, ritual studies, liturgical theology and liturgical inculturation has been widely published. Her expertise in face-to-face and online/distance education has been recognised with several teaching awards. Clare has served as cantor, chorister and choir director in Australia and the USA and relishes the opportunity to teach, perform and direct liturgical music. In 2016 she wrote lyrics and spoken text set to music by George Palmer for ‘The Faces of Mercy’ a performance piece celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy. Clare is Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board and is a member of the National Liturgical Council advising the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

  • E2 - Fr John Fitz-Herbert

    Intercultural/multilingual celebrations: preparation and celebration

    Description

    This workshop will explore existing pastoral, theological and musical issues for liturgical assemblies who have believers from many cultures who speak many first and second languages and who possibly have an ordained presider from another country. Attention will also be given to the ever more necessary task of liturgy preparation for the changing face of celebrating communities in urban and rural settings.

     

    Bio

    John Fitz-Herbert is a presbyter of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. He has been working within the liturgical apostolate for the last 25 years in parishes, deaneries, Australia and overseas. John's current liturgical interests concern liturgical inculturation in Australian parishes, liturgical/ritual music, practical theology, working with international clergy, and the ongoing ritual work of reconciliation within society and in the church.

  • E3 - Monica O'Brien

    Sing With Joy, United in Song - Willow Publishing BIG SING!

    Description

    Experience the joy of singing! Join members of the Willow Music Team for a BIG SING exploring a rich and varied repertoire of songs and hymns from Australian and international composers that explore the theme of 'Unity in Diversity'. New compositions will be presented and each participant will receive a free music resource to take home.

     

    Bio

    The Willow Music Team, formed especially for the Conference comprise a dynamic group of composers, singers, musicians and liturgists combining a wealth of experience and knowledge working with parishes, schools and organisations throughout Australia and beyond. Their musical leadership together with a fresh and contemporary approach will encourage full and joyful participation.

  • E4 - Michael Mangan

    Sing Justice, Live Justice – Liturgical Song Inspiring Social Action

    Description

    “Inspired by sung participation (the church) goes forth to spread the Gospel with full force and compassion” (Sing to the Lord, 9). Liturgical song can be a powerful way to awaken, inspire and motivate our parishes and schools to actively live core Gospel values. Join Michael as he shares engaging repertoire which can highlight justice and the common good, and send our liturgical assemblies out to “announce the Gospel” through our everyday lives.

     

    Bio

    Michael Mangan is a Brisbane-based composer, educator and music liturgist. A former specialist Music Teacher, his 250 compositions are used in parishes and schools throughout Australia, NZ, the USA and Canada. In addition to degrees in Music and Education, Michael holds a Master of Theology degree in Liturgical Studies. He is National Chair of the APMN, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, and Music Director at All Saints Parish in Brisbane. Michael is passionate about the pivotal role of music in vibrant, meaningful and inclusive liturgy.

  • E5 - Fiona Dyball (Repeat of A2)

    Liturgical Music in Secondary Schools - Singing Our Catholic Identity

    Description

    A practical and engaging workshop on liturgical music for the Catholic Secondary School context. This workshop seeks to explore principles around the process of choosing music with young people to mentor, empower, and educate them as Music Ministers.  The workshop explains how to meet young people where they are, while also opening the riches of their wider faith tradition. The workshop includes singing through music that has enriched liturgy at Marcellin College, Melbourne where Fiona was Director of Music, and at Boston College where Fiona was the first Graduate Assistant for Liturgical Music at the School of Theology and Ministry.

     

    Bio

    Fiona Dyball works extensively in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry, inspired by her mentor, Sr Deirdre Brown IBVM. Fiona is a member of the Marist National Formation Team and has tertiary qualifications from Australia and the US in music performance and choral conducting, music therapy, secondary education, religious education, and theology. Fiona has travelled extensively, working and praying with communities in South Africa, East Timor, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and around Australia. She is the only Australian to be invited to teach at David Haas’ pastoral musicians camp, Music Ministry Alive, held each year in Minnesota, USA.

  • E6 - Leesa Horrigan & Anita Plant

    Explore effective & practical musical strategies to enhance our local liturgies

    Description

    We are not all wonderful sight readers, pianists or singers. This shouldn't stop us from using the skills, gifts, faith and spirituality given to us to assist our local congregation in prayer.

     

    Often the most effective, prayerful Liturgical Music is simple, heartfelt and authentic in prayer; enabling the congregation to participate and enter into prayerfulness themselves.  The gift is twofold:  from the humble, sincere musician to the faithful, then gifted back to the musician from the participating congregation.

     

    Join Leesa and Anita in an interactive workshop, sharing practical hints, shortcuts and arrangement strategies to play to your own musical/liturgical strengths.

     

    Bio

    Leesa Horrigan- currently Music Coordinator at Cabrini Health and volunteer parish Liturgical Musician (vocal/piano).  Over 40 years’ experience in Liturgical Music.  Previously Music coordinator (5 years) St Joseph’s Parish Malvern, Choir Director at St Joseph's Primary school (2002 - 2010) A(mus) Piano and Grade 8 Vocal.

     

    Anita Plant- employed within 2 areas of Liturgy - Australian Catholic Church: (1) Administration Liturgy, Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation (Melbourne) & Administrative Assistant to Executive Secretary, Bishops Commission for Liturgy. (2) A volunteer musician (vocal/piano) at St Francis Xavier, Montmorency. Over 35 years’ experience in parish music ministry. Anita has studied piano, vocal, guitar and trombone.

  • F1 - Paul Mason

    Effective Digital Resources for Pastoral Musicians

    Description

    This workshop will explore the new digital resources available to pastoral musicians from various sources - including publishers such as Liturgical Song, GIA, OCP and One License, that:

     

    1. improve the music selection process for Sunday Mass,
    2. reduce time in preparation of song lists and sheet music for Sunday Mass,
    3. improve communications with clergy and other musicians for Sunday Mass,
    4. reduce time in coordinating preparation of projection slides for Sunday Mass,
    5. Improve the participation experience in Sunday Mass,
    6. reduce time in preparation of copyright reporting after Sunday Mass.

     

    Participants will receive a resource handout to help develop effective resources in their parish and school.

     

    Bio

    Paul Mason [B.E. (Elec), M.A. (Theol), M.A. (Liturgy)] is Coordinator of Liturgy for the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, Consultant to the National Liturgical Council, Member of the National Liturgical Music Board, immediate Past Chair of the APMN, member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgia. Paul has composed a number of Mass settings, Psalm settings, hymns and other spiritual songs that are used widely throughout Australia and New Zealand. Paul has published numerous articles on liturgical music and theology in Worship, Australian Journal of Liturgy, Australian eJournal of Theology, Australian Catholics, Liturgy News and The Summit. Paul held marketing and general management positions in the information technology industry (1976-2004) and was pastoral associate in the Parish of Lower North Shore in Sydney (2004-2011).

  • F2 - Patricia Smith

    Who's Singing the Exsultet this Year: New Choral Music for Holy Week and Easter

    Description

    New music for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil, arranged for SAB, SSA, SA or unison choirs including a setting of the Exsultet for SAB choir and two cantors, Ubi Caritas, Reproaches and Stabat Mater. Music for a mixed parish choir, bringing together ancient texts with new, accessible settings.

     

    Bio

    Music Co-ordinator Kuringgai Chase Catholic Parish, Diocese of Broken Bay

    Composer and pastoral musician

  • F3 - Rev Dr Elio Capra

    Sing with Your Voice. Sing with Your Life!

    Description

    This phrase from one of St Augustine's sermons will be used to explore the missionary dimension of liturgy, with a special emphasis on liturgical music. We gather to celebrate and then we we are sent to live what we have celebrated. How can we help the people in our parishes and the students in our schools to understand that the liturgy is not ended but send us out to be 'missionary disciples (Pope Francis)

     

    Bio

    "Rev. Dr Elio Capra sdb

    BTheol (MCD) MTheol (Berkley) MTheol (MCD) DTheol (MCD

    Salesian priest and teacher (CTC, ACU, CEO)

     

    He has published Come and see: Resources for the Pre-catechumenate (2004) and a revised and enlarged edition of Come and See (2016), and The Christian Initiation of the Young (2005), Called, Gifted and Sent: Resources for Mystagogy (2010) and Walk with Me: A resource for the Christian Initiation of Secondary School Students.

  • F4 - Josie Ryan

    "Again I say rejoice" - uplifting music for Catholic funerals and memorials

    Description

    This workshop offers an opportunity to explore the liturgical music appropriate for funerals. What does the Church recommend and why?

    The Catholic Rite of Christian Burial is beautiful and powerful, but often foreign to the bereaved. Families planning Catholic funerals may have strong ideas regarding the music. How can well-chosen music help to foster fully conscious and active participation in a gathering of disparate faith experiences at a time of mourning? How can music lift the spirit and bring a parish or school community to rejoice? The workshop will include both contemporary and traditional works suitable for many situations.

     

    Bio

    Josie Ryan is a graduate of the Australian Catholic University in Religious Education and Liturgy. Previously she studied Historical Performance Practice (solo voice) at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague and Music Education at Sydney Conservatorium.

     

    Josie works at school, parish and cathedral level in choral and solo singing and conducting. She is is Liturgy Co-Ordinator at a K-12 Sydney independent Catholic girls' school, Loreto Kirribilli.

     

    Josie is the NSW Catholic representative for the Royal Schools of Church Music (Australia), a committee member for the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network, and is on the board of advisors for ACU's Centre for Liturgy.

  • F5 - Anita Parker

    Training and mentoring young people to serve in liturgical leadership roles

    Description

    Explore ideas of how teens & young adults can be trained and mentored in your parish/school to lead in liturgical roles. Based on music ministry roles, but also extending to other liturgical roles, young people can grow beyond just participation into leadership responsibilities. How do you mentor and train them? Be inspired to engage the youth, particularly in the lead up to the ACBC Year of Youth commencing 3 December 2017.

     

    Bio

    Anita works full-time as the Director for Catholic Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Perth (since 2009) and originally worked as a high school Music, Mathematics and Religious Education teacher. She is actively involved in the youth music ministry, teens and young adult ministry at her parish and is also the chairperson of the Australian Catholic Youth Council (ACYC) advising and supporting the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on National initiatives for Catholic Youth. Her current role involves supporting and starting Parish based youth groups, providing centralized training for youth leaders, hosting central youth events, giving talks and leading youth retreats.

  • F6 - Michael Herry

    In Your Footsteps Lord: The Holy Ground of Music and Prayer

    Description

    The workshop would begin reflectively,  as participants are invited to the 'holy ground of music, prayer and the Word of God. Things then gain pace as participants experience and engage in a wide variety liturgical music, hymns, chants, new mass settings. Good liturgical vocal practice will be taught as needed through engagement in the repertoire, all the while keeping the touchstones of liturgical music clearly in mind, the prayerful worship of God and joyful, faith-filled participation. The music will be both accessible to the talents of everyday congregations, without, I believe, being trite or superficial.

     

    The main aim of this vocal workshop will be to send participants away filled with enthusiasm and keen to share a body of new and attractive music with their congregations. A generous hand-out of free music will be made readily available and worked through. In addition reference will be made to the maristmusic website where further free sheet music and audio files may be listened to and download (including a scripture-based chant written for the particular Sunday Gospel each week).

     

    I like presenting my workshops 'in the round' where I can engage fully with attendees whilst seated at my keyboard at the front. My colleague would require a data projector and screen and depending on the number in attendance I may require a boom or lapel mike.

     

    The workshop would be of particular interest to church singers and musicians, prayer group leaders and participants, parish pastoral workers, catechists, RCIA members, RE and faith formation staff of schools

     

    Bio

    Br Michael Herry was born in Lilydale Victoria, burial place of the first internationally acclaimed Australian, Nellie Melba! It was from his father who played the saxophone in a country dance band that Michael  was exposed at a young age to music-making and in Lilydale began piano lessons at the local Mercy Convent.

     

    After matriculating at Marcellin College, Melbourne Michael entered the Mt Macedon novitiate of the Marist Brothers and in 1976 graduated with honours from the Elder Conservatorium of the University of Adelaide. After teaching both music and religious education, Michael completed a Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy in Carlow (Ireland) and since the mid-nineties has devoted himself to writing liturgical music for parishes and schools, directing choirs and presenting music workshops. He has published many albums of widely circulated liturgical music, including 'Song of the Pilgrim' before his departure for six years of missionary life in East Timor. More recently he has completed two settings of the mass, one in memory of his mother (Mass of St Margaret), and the other inspired by his love of Gregorian Chant and based on the Kyrie from Mass IX, 'Cum Jubilo' from the Liber Usualis.  His three volume publication, Come to the Table, consisting of short, scripture-based chants relating to each Sunday Gospel of the three year cycle of Ordinary Time has also been of particular interest to those who pray using the lectionary.  Most weekends see Michael working in his role as Music Director in the Melbourne suburban parish of St Ambrose Church Brunswick.

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  • A1 - Michael Mangan

    Let the Children Come: Choosing & Using Music for Family-Friendly Liturgies

    Description

    Song is a vital component in any liturgical celebration but especially when the Assembly includes children “ in view of their special affinity for music.” (DMC 30). Michael will outline principles for choosing music to support vibrant inter-generational liturgical participation and highlight a range of music to enhance school and parish liturgies.

     

    Bio

    Michael Mangan is a Brisbane-based composer, educator and music liturgist. A former specialist Music Teacher, his 250 compositions are used in parishes and schools throughout the Australia, NZ, the USA and Canada. In addition to degrees in Music and Education, Michael holds a Master of Theology degree in Liturgical Studies. He is National Chair of the APMN, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, and Music Director at All Saints Parish in Brisbane. Michael is passionate about the pivotal role of music in vibrant, meaningful and inclusive liturgy.

  • A2 - Fiona Dyball (repeat of E5)

    Liturgical Music in Secondary Schools - Singing Our Catholic Identity

    Description

    A practical and engaging workshop on liturgical music for the Catholic Secondary School context. This workshop seeks to explore principles around the process of choosing music with young people to mentor, empower, and educate them as Music Ministers.  The workshop explains how to meet young people where they are, while also opening the riches of their wider faith tradition. The workshop includes singing through music that has enriched liturgy at Marcellin College, Melbourne where Fiona was Director of Music, and at Boston College where Fiona was the first Graduate Assistant for Liturgical Music at the School of Theology and Ministry.

    Bio

    Fiona Dyball works extensively in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry, inspired by her mentor, Sr Deirdre Brown IBVM. Fiona is a member of the National Liturgical Music Board and a member of the Marist National Formation Team. She has tertiary qualifications from Australia and the US in music performance and choral conducting, music therapy, secondary education, religious education, and theology. Fiona has travelled extensively, working and praying with communities in South Africa, East Timor, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and around Australia. She is the only Australian to be invited to teach at David Haas’ pastoral musicians camp, Music Ministry Alive, held each year in Minnesota, USA.

  • A3 - Sophy Morley & Paul Mason

    Catholic Worship Book II: A New Resource for Parish Liturgy

    Description

    Good quality liturgical music fosters effective liturgical practice and spirituality. This workshop explores the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Catholic Worship Book II, published in 2016, as a rich source of traditional and contemporary liturgical music, offering music for the revised translation of the Order of Mass, Mass Settings, Rites and Sacraments, the Church’s Year (Advent – Christ the King) and Morning and Evening Prayer. Musicians and liturgy teams searching for quality liturgical music will discover treasures here from sources past and present. This workshop will ‘unpack’ Catholic Worship Book II, so come and sing, ask questions, and explore this resource.

     

    Bio

    "This workshop is jointly presented by Sophy Morley and Paul Mason.

     

    Sophy is the Diocesan Pastoral & Liturgy Coordinator in the Diocese of Sale, Victoria. Sophy has been involved in the area of liturgy formation, resourcing and liturgical music in both the diocesan and parish arena for many years.  Sophy is a member of the National Liturgical Council and of the Australian Catholic Council for Pastoral Research. She publishes "Living Liturgy" - a subscription based digital liturgy planning resource. Sophy has a strong background in singing, playing music and conducting choirs and directs Diocesan liturgical events.

     

    Paul is Coordinator of Liturgy for the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, consultant to the National Liturgical Council, and member of the National Liturgical Music Board. Paul publishes "Liturgy Notes" at the Wollongong Diocesan Liturgical Handbook website. A monthly update is sent to subscribers. The resources can be accessed directly at www.liturgydow.org.au.

    Paul is also a composer and publisher at Liturgical Song, www.liturgicalsong.com.

  • A4 - Chris deSilva

    Music in the RCIA Rituals

    Description

    The workshop will make participants aware of the ways in which music can be part of the rituals of the RCIA and equip them with the resources that will enable them to incorporate music in them.  It will cover the place of music in the rituals; learning of suitable music; planning of rituals with music; role play of rituals with music and resources.  The participants will gain an understanding of the place of music in the rituals; an experience of the celebration of some of the rituals with music and resources to enable them to incorporate music in their rituals.

     

    Bio

    Chris deSilva is Music Consultant to the Perth Archdiocesan Centre for Liturgy; a composer and choir director, parish musician and parish RCIA process coordinator.  He has run workshops for parish musicians in the Archdiocese of Perth for about two decades.  He is the co-author (with Dr Angela McCarthy) of courses for Cantors and Psalmists.  He publishes his original compositions on his website, www.laudamus.com.au.

  • A5 - Kieran Crichton

    Perspectives on Music Under the Southern Cross

    Description

    This paper discusses liturgical music in relation to ritual time, exploring the relationship between culture, memory, and the experience of temporality. This paper also explores music as a part of community life, asking how it serves as a point of boundary conflict, and considering the wider implications of power and cultural transformation. Through the exploration of examples, this paper seeks to ask how music can deepen and enrich the living of our baptism.

     

    Bio

    Kieran Crichton is a scholar, teacher and organist based in Melbourne. His current scholarly interests focus on the intersection of music with other fields, especially education, theology, pastoral care, and cultural identity. Kieran is a student at Trinity College Theological School and a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy.

  • A6 - Jim Clinch

    If you can play a keyboard you can play an organ.

    Description

    "Helping keyboard players and pianists to lead congregational singing with an organ - the easy way!

    From traditional to contemporary music find out just how versatile an organ is and how easy it is to use."

     

    Bio

    Jim Clinch first played organ for his local parish in the 1970s. His passion for the organ and its music became a career in the 1980s. For the past 23 years Jim has worked with churches of various denominations and schools across Qld & NSW installing new digital organs and instructing parishes & students in their operation and effective use. At present he is a "relieving organist" for parishes in the Brisbane diocese.

  • B1 - Jen Charadia

    Sing with Joy in Religious Education, School Liturgy and Staff Spiritual Formation

    Description

    This workshop will provide music, inspiration, ideas and resources for use in your whole school community. Music for Masses and liturgies will be shared as well as resources for staff prayer and spiritual formation. As a Catholic school principal Jen understands the need for schools to ensure quality music in the prayer, liturgical and RE life of the school.

     

    Bio

    Jen Charadia is a singer, musician and composer whose prayerful and contemporary music is widely used in Catholic parishes and schools, and by retreat facilitators. Jen has been composing and recording since 2004 and has 4 CDs. Her music from the CD In God and For God featured in the Sisters of St Joseph celebrations of the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

     

    Jen is a Catholic school Principal in the Diocese of Wollongong, NSW, and a facilitator of spiritual formation courses, retreat days, prayers sessions and conference workshops. More information can be found on Jen’s website renewalproductions.com.au.

  • B2 - Monica O'Brien

    One Licence - Inspiring Congregational Song

    Description

    One License (the new merger between Licensing Online and One LIcense) provides parishes, schools and Christian organisations with licenses to affordably and legally access a vast repertoire of music from local and international composers of religious music.  This workshop will provide an overview of the exciting features of the various One License licenses including Reprint, Practice Track and Podcast/Streaming Licenses plus general music copyright information. Time will be allocated for Q&A.

     

    Bio

    Monica O'Brien has been involved in Music Ministry and Music Publishing for over 2 decades. She is the co founder of Willow Publishing Pty Ltd, the leading publisher of Catholic music in Australia, and the Australian and New Zealand representative for One Licence.

  • B3 - Professor Clare Johnson (repeat of E1)

    Forming and Directing a Choir

    Description

    Vatican II teaches that: “Choirs must be diligently developed” so that “whenever a liturgical service is to be celebrated with song, the whole assembly of the faithful is enabled…to contribute the active participation that rightly belongs to it.” (SC#114) This workshop will explore how to form a liturgical choir (children, youth or adult) and will provide practical suggestions and useful tips for directing a liturgical choir. Learn from an experienced chorister, choir director and singing teacher how to start a choir from scratch, how to nurture young voices, the importance of warm-ups, how to keep rehearsals interesting, how to get the best out of a choir in performance, and how to nurture an understanding of the choir’s ministry within the liturgical assembly both as individual worshippers and as prayer leaders.

     

    Bio

    Professor Clare V. Johnson [B.Mus (Hons), B. Theol (Hons), A.Mus.A., M.A. (Theol), GCHE, Ph.D.] is Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University (Strathfield NSW). Clare has taught liturgical studies, sacramental theology, preaching, liturgical music and introductory theology at the University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and Australian Catholic University. Her academic research in liturgy, liturgical music, ritual studies, liturgical theology and liturgical inculturation has been widely published. Her expertise in face-to-face and online/distance education has been recognised with several teaching awards. Clare has served as cantor, chorister and choir director in Australia and the USA and relishes the opportunity to teach, perform and direct liturgical music. In 2016 she wrote lyrics and spoken text set to music by George Palmer for ‘The Faces of Mercy’ a performance piece celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy. Clare is Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board and is a member of the National Liturgical Council advising the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

  • B4 - Alessio Loiacono

    Music for Sacramental Celebrations of First Penance, First Eucharist and Confirmation

    Description

    This workshop will examine how to select and prepare music for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Eucharist and Confirmation. This workshop will each participants music for these celebrations, so that they music ready to implement in their parish sacramental celebrations.

     

    Bio

    I am a teacher in two schools in the Archdiocese of Perth and a Liturgy coordinator for one of those schools. An organist in the Archdiocese, including being one of the Assistant Organists at St Mary's Cathedral Perth, and also the Music Field Officer for the Centre for Liturgy - Perth.

     

    I have a Bachelor of Music Education as well as a Masters in Religious Education.

  • B5 - Amanda McKenna

    How to Proclaim the Responsorial Psalm in Song: the Cantor as Leader

    Description

    This workshop will explore how best to lead the Responsorial Psalm as a Cantor/Music Group when you have strong singers and when you don’t.  Drawing largely from Amanda's Psalm collection  ("Sing The Responsorial Psalms") we will learn new material as well as practical tips to help draw in the assembly. We will also look at the role of the Cantor in facilitating prayer and focus on how to deliver the Psalms in a pastoral manner.

     

    Bio

    Amanda McKenna is a singer-songwriter, educator, music editor, and liturgical music specialist based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. A composer in the Willow Publishing stable, many of Amanda's pieces appear in the ""As One Voice"" song collections and she, along with other Willow Composers like Monica O'Brien and Gina Ogilvie, travels both nationally and internationally performing and facilitating workshops utilising these song collections.

     

    Amanda's publication "Sing The Responsorial Psalms" is a collection of Psalm refrains for every Sunday of the 3 year cycle, Lent and Easter seasonal Psalms, and Psalms for every feast/solemnity on the Australian calendar.

  • B6 - Chris deSilva

    The Original Compositions of Chris deSilva

    Description

    The presentation will showcase the original compositions of the presenter.  They will be presented under the headings Communion Songs; Songs for the Seasons; Songs for the RCIA; Choral Settings and Responsorial Psalm Settings.  The original songs have lyrics written by the composer.  The Choral Settings include settings of some well-known liturgical texts and the Responsorial Psalm Settings set texts from the Lectionary.  Participants will receive copies of all the music presented and a copy of the collection of Responsorial Psalm settings, Bless His Holy Name.

     

    Bio

    Chris deSilva is Music Consultant to the Perth Archdiocesan Centre for Liturgy; a composer and choir director, parish musician and parish RCIA process coordinator.  He has run workshops for parish musicians in the Archdiocese of Perth for about two decades.  He is the co-author (with Dr Angela McCarthy) of courses for Cantors and Psalmists.  He publishes his original compositions on his website, www.laudamus.com.au.

  • C1 - David Haas (repeat of D2)

    Music and the Mass: Step by Step

    Description

    This workshop is designed to be a step-by-step, "walk through" of the Eucharistic Liturgy.  We will examine the four major ritual units (Gathering, Word, Table and Mission), and do an inventory of what the ritual moments call for in terms of music, and ultimately, their deeper and more prayerful purpose.

     

    Bio

    David David Haas is one of the pre-eminent composers of liturgical music in the English-speaking world. He has produced and published over 50 collections and recordings with GIA Publications and songs such as We Are Called, You Are Mine, Song of the Body of Christ and Blest Are They are joyfully sung by Christian denominations throughout the world. David is the director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry, is the Animator for the Taizé Prayer Community at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the executive director of Music Ministry Alive, a formation institute for young liturgical musicians. David has written over 25 books in the areas of liturgy, religious education, youth ministry and spirituality and speaks and performs at conferences and events throughout the world. This will be his first visit to Australia since 1991.

  • C2 - Phillip Hadley

    How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? (Psalm 137:4)

    Description

    How does place define us?  What happens when we move?  What happens when we move beyond our national borders of ethnicity, custom and language?  What does the traveller have to let go of and where do the "people of the land" (Maori: turanga wai wai - a people with a place to stand)  have the right to 'hold their ground’.  An opportunity for shared discussion of experience from a trans-Tasman, trans-Australian, Oceania (Pacific Island) and from our experience of "place" and as a pilgrim people, especially through song and custom.

     

    Bio

    IPhillip currently works as Liturgy and Music Support Advisor in the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand.  He has interest in 'moving forward' the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference commitment to promote a bicultural approach to liturgy while recognising the multiculturalism of many faith communities, and how to maintain the living culture of place while valuing the cultures that seek to make a place "their place."

  • C3 - Beth Doherty

    iJoyfullySing - Making a Joyful Noise

    Description

    "This workshop will look at the intersection between music, beauty, faith, and justice. The content will focus on Beth Doherty's recently released book and CD.

     

    The book "Sing It Out" is a memoir/self help/inspiration/reflection where each chapter is based on one of the songs from her new collection iJoyfullySing. Using wisdom from the bible, the saints, and lessons learned from music ministry, the workshop will be a chance to make a joyful noise and be inspired.

     

    There will also be some time where we share ideas and discuss the challenges and hopes of Catholic music ministry."

     

    Bio

    Beth Doherty is a parish musician and a communications professional. She is an author of a number of Christian music collections. She currently works in church communications, and is passionate about creating beautiful music. She has recently been exploring the  intersection of faith, music and justice.  She published her first book in 2015 entitled Tweet Others As You Would Wish To Be Tweeted: A Scripture-Based Guide To Social Media For The Church

  • C4 - Fr Tony Chiera & Fr Wayne Bendotti

    Presiding in Song - the Voice of the Presider

    Description

    A Workshop especially for Priests and Lay Leaders of Prayer/Liturgy. This practical Workshop will explore:

    (a) Possibilities for:

    • enhancing liturgical worship through the use of song/voice (tones, etc.),
    • enhancing rubric gestures with voice tones,
    • encouraging assembly participation through voice and gesture.

    (b) The spirituality of the Priest/presider required to lead in song/voice.

     

    (c) The use of appropriate and uplifting music/song to enhance other prayer experiences (e.g. Reconciliation services; Morning Prayer, Prayer before meetings).

     

    A substantial period will be dedicated to engaging participants in the practical demonstration of the above.

     

    Bio

    Fr Tony Chiera has been ordained 33 years, having studied for Priesthood at St Charles Seminary Guildford and St Francis Xavier Seminary Adelaide. He is currently the Vicar General of the Bunbury Diocese and works with the Pastoral Team staff in the preparation and implementation of various Parish and Diocesan programmes for Adult Faith Education, ministry training and Parish development.  He also conducts special programmes for the on-going formation of more recently ordained priests in the Diocese.  Fr Tony has a Diploma of Religious Education from Mt Oliver Institute, Ireland and a Master of Theology from Notre Dame Australia.

     

    Fr Wayne Bendotti has been a priest for the Bunbury Diocese for seventeen years.  A Murdoch University Commerce Graduate (Marketing and Management), he studied for priesthood at St Francis Xavier Seminary, Adelaide, and St Charles' Seminary, Perth, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology from the University of Notre Dame.  He has ministered in several country/rural parish and school communities across the Diocese and from 2011-2013 was Diocesan Vocations and Youth Ministry Coordinator.  He grew up in a musical family and has a passion for music and liturgy which engages the hearts, minds, voices and faith of the entire assembly.

  • C5 - Jennifer O'Brien

    Music for the season of Advent

    Description

    Brief exposition on the history of Advent and its current character. Exploration of the music (psalmody and hymnody as well as Mass settings) suitable for use at Mass during this season, focusing particularly on material included in CWB II.

     

    Bio

    Currently liturgy educator with the Office for Worship, Adelaide.  Completing Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy through Sant'Anselmo, Rome. Am member of APMN as well as both Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgica. Have been Chapter Convenor for AAL and committee member for Societas.  Have also served on NLC (9 years) and NLMB (11 years) and was on the editorial committee for CWB II.

    I have degrees in music, education, theology and liturgy.

  • C6 - Donrita Reefman

    Sing to the Lord - the Responsorial Psalms of Brother Colin D. Smith

    Description

    The psalms tap into the joys, sorrows, laments etc. of today; they help the assembly connect with the scriptures and participate more fully when proclaimed in song.

    Colin Smith’s newly revised psalms, the most popular complete psalms setting collections in Australia, are born out of excellent composition and a deep understanding of congregational song and likely to live on for decades to come. They are easily accessible for the most humble of parish music groups while being equally fitting for the more solemn Cathedral settings.

    Donrita will take participants on a seasonal psalm journey.

     

    Bio

    Donrita is currently Ministry Coordinator at St Francis' Church, Melbourne and a member of the National Liturgical Music Board.  Donrita is also chair of the Victorian Branch Committee of the Royal School of Church Music, Australia.  Previously serving on the Liturgy Commission in Broken Bay Diocese, Sydney, Donrita is widely experienced in establishing and mentoring parish choirs and developing lay liturgical ministry.  Having home educated her six children, she now lives 5 days a fortnight with her husband on a farm in East Gippsland, where she manages a BnB "Retreat" and continues to develop local choirs in her spare time.

  • D1 - GIna Ogilvie & Monica O'Brien

    Making Connections, Embracing Diversity

    Description

    Via creative process, music, song, multi media, scripture, prayer and personal reflection, participants will be invited to go to the heart of what diversity means to them, to gain insights from the wisdom of others and to revisit the values of the gospel which place acceptance, hospitality, equality and joy at the center of what it means to be awake to the promptings of the Spirit. A variety of music styles will be woven throughout this experiential 'retreat style' workshop.

     

    Bio

    Gina Ogilvie and Monica O'Brien travel throughout Australia giving various workshops, retreats and professional development in churches and schools.  Gina is a singer/songwriter and trained actor.  She has written over 200 original compositions. Monica worked for more than two decades in Youth and Young Adult Ministry at parish, diocesan and national levels, was the founding Director of Catholic Youth Service Sydney and is a co founder of Willow Publishing, the home of the As One Voice family of hymnals. Monica and Gina have written and facilitated hundreds of workshops and events within ministry, business, education and coaching.

  • D2 - David Haas (repeat of C1)

    Music and the Mass: Step by Step

    Description

    This workshop is designed to be a step-by-step, "walk through" of the Eucharistic Liturgy.  We will examine the four major ritual units (Gathering, Word, Table and Mission), and do an inventory of what the ritual moments call for in terms of music, and ultimately, their deeper and more prayerful purpose.

     

    Bio

    David David Haas is one of the pre-eminent composers of liturgical music in the English-speaking world. He has produced and published over 50 collections and recordings with GIA Publications and songs such as We Are Called, You Are Mine, Song of the Body of Christ and Blest Are They are joyfully sung by Christian denominations throughout the world. David is the director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry, is the Animator for the Taizé Prayer Community at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the executive director of Music Ministry Alive, a formation institute for young liturgical musicians. David has written over 25 books in the areas of liturgy, religious education, youth ministry and spirituality and speaks and performs at conferences and events throughout the world. This will be his first visit to Australia since 1991.

  • D3 - Paul Mason

    "Shout Aloud and Sing for Joy": Liturgical Song Showcase

    Description

    Experience the power of singing to express our experience of the "Joy of the Gospel!" In his first Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis goes to great lengths to reinforce the importance of singing in our liturgies. He quotes extensively from scripture to make his point, including this line "Shout aloud and sing for joy" from Isaiah 12:6.

     

    This showcase offers the opportunity to sing a variety of forms and genres of liturgical songs, some familiar as well as many new, including new Children's Eucharistic Prayer Acclamations from the the new collection "Masses for Parish and School," new psalm settings from the new collection "Psalms for All Time Volume 2," and a sample set of songs from the collection "Hymns and Spiritual Songs."

     

    Each participant will receive a free music resource to take home. Other resources are available for purchase at the Liturgical Song exhibit booth.

     

    Bio

    Liturgical Song is a new Australian publisher of Christian ritual music, established in 2016 by composer and liturgist Paul Mason. Its initial titles include "Psalms For All Time Volume 1," "Psalms For All Time Volume 2," "Masses for Parish and School," and "Hymns and Spiritual Songs." With a number of new titles planned and a variety of resources to meet the needs of choirs, musicians, cantors and the assembly, Liturgical Song is focused on practical help for pastoral musicians in parishes and schools today. Liturgical Song has a booth in the conference exhibition area.

  • D4 - Donrita Reefman

    Porus Walls - A Choral Retreat of Shared Musical Treasury

    Description

    With shared choral singing interludes from RSCMs Ecumenical resource, ""Reform and Renew"", Donrita will reflect on the January 2017 experience of RSCM Australia's Adelaide Summer School.  This is a "choral retreat" for those who love singing in choirs and are keen to be enriched by the musical traditions of not only Catholic but also Anglican and other Churches.

    The contribution of RSCM Australia in supporting Church musicians will also be highlighted.

     

    Bio

    Donrita is currently Ministry Coordinator at St Francis' Church, Melbourne and a member of the National Liturgical Music Board.  Donrita is also chair of the Victorian Branch Committee of the Royal School of Church Music, Australia.  Previously serving on the Liturgy Commission in Broken Bay Diocese, Sydney, Donrita is widely experienced in establishing and mentoring parish choirs and developing lay liturgical ministry.  Having home educated her six children, she now lives 5 days a fortnight with her husband on a farm in East Gippsland, where she manages a BnB "Retreat" and continues to develop local choirs in her spare time.

  • D5 - Patricia Smith

    Singing the Psalms: Beyond the Responsorial Psalm

    Description

    Singing psalms has been part of the Christian liturgy since its first days. In the psalms we have a treasury of Scriptural prayer and song that we can use in the liturgy from the Entrance song to Thanksgiving yet we still tend to confine them to the Liturgy of the Word purely as Responsorial psalms. Psalms are integral to the celebration of rites and sacraments: Reconciliation, Scrutinies, Election, funerals and weddings, so let's open up the psalms and consider how and when they might be sung by the whole assembly, cantors and choirs, in familiar versions and new settings.

     

    Bio

    Music Co-ordinator Kuringgai Chase Catholic Parish, Diocese of Broken Bay, NSW, Composer and pastoral musician.

  • D6 - Mick McIvor

    The Spirituality of the Worshipper

    Description

    When you do life as a church based musician, Sundays can come around awfully fast. No sooner have you finished one Sunday, than you begin the planning process for the following one. In the business of the routine, it can be oh so easy to lose sight of one of the most fundamental questions that any worship leader can ask: "Who is in the room?"

    Based on nearly 40 years experience, this a discussion and a walk through some critical issues that every worship leader needs to include in their thinking.

     

    Bio

    "A church based musician of some 40 years experience I have released 5 albums with number 6 just around the corner. I have a deep conviction and commitment to see contemporary expressions of church worship done well.

    I also have extensive experience as creative director for a community carols event that attracts some 5000 people each year. I love nothing more than encouraging and training people to find and fill their calling as worship leaders.

    I am currently 30% of the way through writing my first book titled "Who's in the room; guidelines for leading people in worship."

  • E1 - Professor Clare Johnson (repeat of B3)

    Forming and Directing a Choir

    Description

    Vatican II teaches that: “Choirs must be diligently developed” so that “whenever a liturgical service is to be celebrated with song, the whole assembly of the faithful is enabled…to contribute the active participation that rightly belongs to it.” (SC#114) This workshop will explore how to form a liturgical choir (children, youth or adult) and will provide practical suggestions and useful tips for directing a liturgical choir. Learn from an experienced chorister, choir director and singing teacher how to start a choir from scratch, how to nurture young voices, the importance of warm-ups, how to keep rehearsals interesting, how to get the best out of a choir in performance, and how to nurture an understanding of the choir’s ministry within the liturgical assembly both as individual worshippers and as prayer leaders.

     

    Bio

    Professor Clare V. Johnson [B.Mus (Hons), B. Theol (Hons), A.Mus.A., M.A. (Theol), GCHE, Ph.D.] is Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University (Strathfield NSW). Clare has taught liturgical studies, sacramental theology, preaching, liturgical music and introductory theology at the University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and Australian Catholic University. Her academic research in liturgy, liturgical music, ritual studies, liturgical theology and liturgical inculturation has been widely published. Her expertise in face-to-face and online/distance education has been recognised with several teaching awards. Clare has served as cantor, chorister and choir director in Australia and the USA and relishes the opportunity to teach, perform and direct liturgical music. In 2016 she wrote lyrics and spoken text set to music by George Palmer for ‘The Faces of Mercy’ a performance piece celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy. Clare is Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board and is a member of the National Liturgical Council advising the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

  • E2 - Fr John Fitz-Herbert

    Intercultural/multilingual celebrations: preparation and celebration

    Description

    This workshop will explore existing pastoral, theological and musical issues for liturgical assemblies who have believers from many cultures who speak many first and second languages and who possibly have an ordained presider from another country. Attention will also be given to the ever more necessary task of liturgy preparation for the changing face of celebrating communities in urban and rural settings.

     

    Bio

    John Fitz-Herbert is a presbyter of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. He has been working within the liturgical apostolate for the last 25 years in parishes, deaneries, Australia and overseas. John's current liturgical interests concern liturgical inculturation in Australian parishes, liturgical/ritual music, practical theology, working with international clergy, and the ongoing ritual work of reconciliation within society and in the church.

  • E3 - Monica O'Brien

    Sing With Joy, United in Song - Willow Publishing BIG SING!

    Description

    Experience the joy of singing! Join members of the Willow Music Team for a BIG SING exploring a rich and varied repertoire of songs and hymns from Australian and international composers that explore the theme of 'Unity in Diversity'. New compositions will be presented and each participant will receive a free music resource to take home.

     

    Bio

    The Willow Music Team, formed especially for the Conference comprise a dynamic group of composers, singers, musicians and liturgists combining a wealth of experience and knowledge working with parishes, schools and organisations throughout Australia and beyond. Their musical leadership together with a fresh and contemporary approach will encourage full and joyful participation.

  • E4 - Michael Mangan

    Sing Justice, Live Justice – Liturgical Song Inspiring Social Action

    Description

    “Inspired by sung participation (the church) goes forth to spread the Gospel with full force and compassion” (Sing to the Lord, 9). Liturgical song can be a powerful way to awaken, inspire and motivate our parishes and schools to actively live core Gospel values. Join Michael as he shares engaging repertoire which can highlight justice and the common good, and send our liturgical assemblies out to “announce the Gospel” through our everyday lives.

     

    Bio

    Michael Mangan is a Brisbane-based composer, educator and music liturgist. A former specialist Music Teacher, his 250 compositions are used in parishes and schools throughout Australia, NZ, the USA and Canada. In addition to degrees in Music and Education, Michael holds a Master of Theology degree in Liturgical Studies. He is National Chair of the APMN, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, and Music Director at All Saints Parish in Brisbane. Michael is passionate about the pivotal role of music in vibrant, meaningful and inclusive liturgy.

  • E5 - Fiona Dyball (repeat of A2)

    Liturgical Music in Secondary Schools - Singing Our Catholic Identity

    Description

    A practical and engaging workshop on liturgical music for the Catholic Secondary School context. This workshop seeks to explore principles around the process of choosing music with young people to mentor, empower, and educate them as Music Ministers.  The workshop explains how to meet young people where they are, while also opening the riches of their wider faith tradition. The workshop includes singing through music that has enriched liturgy at Marcellin College, Melbourne where Fiona was Director of Music, and at Boston College where Fiona was the first Graduate Assistant for Liturgical Music at the School of Theology and Ministry.

     

    Bio

    Fiona Dyball works extensively in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry, inspired by her mentor, Sr Deirdre Brown IBVM. Fiona is a member of the National Liturgial Music Board and a member of the Marist National Formation Team. She has tertiary qualifications from Australia and the US in music performance and choral conducting, music therapy, secondary education, religious education, and theology. Fiona has travelled extensively, working and praying with communities in South Africa, East Timor, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and around Australia. She is the only Australian to be invited to teach at David Haas’ pastoral musicians camp, Music Ministry Alive, held each year in Minnesota, USA.

  • E6 - Leesa Horrigan & Anita Plant

    Explore effective & practical musical strategies to enhance our local liturgies

    Description

    "We are not all wonderful sight readers, pianists or singers. This shouldn't stop us from using the skills, gifts, faith and spirituality given to us to assist our local congregation in prayer.

    Often the most effective, prayerful Liturgical Music is simple, heartfelt and authentic in prayer; enabling the congregation to participate and enter into prayerfulness themselves.  The gift is twofold:  from the humble, sincere musician to the faithful, then gifted back to the musician from the participating congregation.

     

    Join Leesa and Anita in an interactive workshop, sharing practical hints, shortcuts and arrangement strategies to play to your own musical/liturgical strengths."

     

    Bio

    "Leesa Horrigan- currently Music Coordinator at Cabrini Health and volunteer parish Liturgical Musician (vocal/piano).  Over 40 years’ experience in Liturgical Music.  Previously Music coordinator (5 years) St Joseph’s Parish Malvern, Choir Director at St Joseph's Primary school (2002 - 2010) A(mus) Piano and Grade 8 Vocal.

     

    Anita Plant- employed within 2 areas of Liturgy - Australian Catholic Church:

    Administration Liturgy, Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation (Melbourne) & Administrative Assistant to Executive Secretary, Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

    A volunteer musician (vocal/piano) at St Francis Xavier, Montmorency. Over 35 years’ experience in parish music ministry. Anita has studied piano, vocal, guitar and trombone."

  • F1 - Paul Mason

    Effective Digital Resources for Pastoral Musicians

    Description

    This workshop will explore the new digital resources available to pastoral musicians from various sources - including publishers such as Liturgical Song, GIA, OCP and One License, that:

    1. improve the music selection process for Sunday Mass,
    2. reduce time in preparation of song lists and sheet music for Sunday Mass,
    3. improve communications with clergy and other musicians for Sunday Mass,
    4. reduce time in coordinating preparation of projection slides for Sunday Mass,
    5. Improve the participation experience in Sunday Mass,
    6. reduce time in preparation of copyright reporting after Sunday Mass.

     

    Participants will receive a resource handout to help develop effective resources in their parish and school.

     

    Bio

    Paul Mason [B.E. (Elec), M.A. (Theol), M.A. (Liturgy)] is Coordinator of Liturgy for the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, Consultant to the National Liturgical Council, Member of the National Liturgical Music Board, immediate Past Chair of the APMN, member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgia. Paul has composed a number of Mass settings, Psalm settings, hymns and other spiritual songs that are used widely throughout Australia and New Zealand. Paul has published numerous articles on liturgical music and theology in Worship, Australian Journal of Liturgy, Australian eJournal of Theology, Australian Catholics, Liturgy News and The Summit. Paul held marketing and general management positions in the information technology industry (1976-2004) and was pastoral associate in the Parish of Lower North Shore in Sydney (2004-2011).

  • F2 - Patricia Smith

    Who's Singing the Exsultet this Year: New Choral Music for Holy Week and Easter

    Description

    New music for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil, arranged for SAB, SSA, SA or unison choirs including a setting of the Exsultet for SAB choir and two cantors, Ubi Caritas, Reproaches and Stabat Mater. Music for a mixed parish choir, bringing together ancient texts with new, accessible settings.

     

    Bio

    Music Co-ordinator Kuringgai Chase Catholic Parish, Diocese of Broken Bay

    Composer and pastoral musician

  • F3 - Rev Dr Elio Capra

    Sing with Your Voice. Sing with Your Life!

    Description

    This phrase from one of St Augustine's sermons will be used to explore the missionary dimension of liturgy, with a special emphasis on liturgical music. We gather to celebrate and then we we are sent to live what we have celebrated. How can we help the people in our parishes and the students in our schools to understand that the liturgy is not ended but send us out to be 'missionary disciples (Pope Francis)

     

    Bio

    "Rev. Dr Elio Capra sdb

    BTheol (MCD) MTheol (Berkley) MTheol (MCD) DTheol (MCD

    Salesian priest and teacher (CTC, ACU, CEO)

     

    He has published Come and see: Resources for the Pre-catechumenate (2004) and a revised and enlarged edition of Come and See (2016), and The Christian Initiation of the Young (2005), Called, Gifted and Sent: Resources for Mystagogy (2010) and Walk with Me: A resource for the Christian Initiation of Secondary School Students.

  • F4 - Josie Ryan

    "Again I say rejoice" - uplifting music for Catholic funerals and memorials

    Description

    This workshop offers an opportunity to explore the liturgical music appropriate for funerals. What does the Church recommend and why?

    The Catholic Rite of Christian Burial is beautiful and powerful, but often foreign to the bereaved. Families planning Catholic funerals may have strong ideas regarding the music. How can well-chosen music help to foster fully conscious and active participation in a gathering of disparate faith experiences at a time of mourning? How can music lift the spirit and bring a parish or school community to rejoice? The workshop will include both contemporary and traditional works suitable for many situations.

     

    Bio

    Josie Ryan is a graduate of the Australian Catholic University in Religious Education and Liturgy. Previously she studied Historical Performance Practice (solo voice) at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague and Music Education at Sydney Conservatorium.

     

    Josie works at school, parish and cathedral level in choral and solo singing and conducting. She is is Liturgy Co-Ordinator at a K-12 Sydney independent Catholic girls' school, Loreto Kirribilli.

     

    Josie is the NSW Catholic representative for the Royal Schools of Church Music (Australia), a committee member for the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network, and is on the board of advisors for ACU's Centre for Liturgy.

  • F5 - Anita Parker

    Training and mentoring young people to serve in liturgical leadership roles

    Description

    Explore ideas of how teens & young adults can be trained and mentored in your parish/school to lead in liturgical roles. Based on music ministry roles, but also extending to other liturgical roles, young people can grow beyond just participation into leadership responsibilities. How do you mentor and train them? Be inspired to engage the youth, particularly in the lead up to the ACBC Year of Youth commencing 3 December 2017.

     

    Bio

    Anita works fulltime as the Director for Catholic Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Perth (since 2009) and originally worked as a high school Music, Mathematics and Religious Education teacher. She is actively involved in the youth music ministry, teens and young adult ministry at her parish and is also the chairperson of the Australian Catholic Youth Council (ACYC) advising and supporting the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on National initiatives for Catholic Youth. Her current role involves supporting and starting Parish based youth groups, providing centralized training for youth leaders, hosting central youth events, giving talks and leading youth retreats.

  • F6 - Michael Herry

    In Your Footsteps Lord: The Holy Ground of Music and Prayer

    Description

    The workshop would begin reflectively,  as participants are invited to the 'holy ground of music, prayer and the Word of God. Things then gain pace as participants experience and engage in a wide variety liturgical music, hymns, chants, new mass settings. Good liturgical vocal practice will be taught as needed through engagement in the repertoire, all the while keeping the touchstones of liturgical music clearly in mind, the prayerful worship of God and joyful, faith-filled participation. The music will be both accessible to the talents of everyday congregations, without, I believe, being trite or superficial.

     

    The main aim of this vocal workshop will be to send participants away filled with enthusiasm and keen to share a body of new and attractive music with their congregations. A generous hand-out of free music will be made readily available and worked through. In addition reference will be made to the maristmusic website where further free sheet music and audio files may be listened to and download (including a scripture-based chant written for the particular Sunday Gospel each week).

     

    I like presenting my workshops 'in the round' where I can engage fully with attendees whilst seated at my keyboard at the front. My colleague would require a data projector and screen and depending on the number in attendance I may require a boom or lapel mike.

     

    The workshop would be of particular interest to church singers and musicians, prayer group leaders and participants, parish pastoral workers, catechists, RCIA members, RE and faith formation staff of schools

     

    Bio

    Br Michael Herry was born in Lilydale Victoria, burial place of the first internationally acclaimed Australian, Nellie Melba! It was from his father who played the saxophone in a country dance band that Michael  was exposed at a young age to music-making and in Lilydale began piano lessons at the local Mercy Convent.

     

    After matriculating at Marcellin College, Melbourne Michael entered the Mt Macedon novitiate of the Marist Brothers and in 1976 graduated with honours from the Elder Conservatorium of the University of Adelaide. After teaching both music and religious education, Michael completed a Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy in Carlow (Ireland) and since the mid-nineties has devoted himself to writing liturgical music for parishes and schools, directing choirs and presenting music workshops. He has published many albums of widely circulated liturgical music, including 'Song of the Pilgrim' before his departure for six years of missionary life in East Timor. More recently he has completed two settings of the mass, one in memory of his mother (Mass of St Margaret), and the other inspired by his love of Gregorian Chant and based on the Kyrie from Mass IX, 'Cum Jubilo' from the Liber Usualis.  His three volume publication, Come to the Table, consisting of short, scripture-based chants relating to each Sunday Gospel of the three year cycle of Ordinary Time has also been of particular interest to those who pray using the lectionary.  Most weekends see Michael working in his role as Music Director in the Melbourne suburban parish of St Ambrose Church Brunswick.