[saymaListserv] Fw: a chanting workshop

Penelope Wright pennywright at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 25 14:40:18 JEST 2002

Dear SAYMA Friends,
I'm passing this wonderful opportunity on to whomever it speaks. Having been
a participant in 2, soon to be 3, workshops led by Beverly and part of the
CD recording, I can't say enough of what a worshipful experience these
workshops are. I fully recognize that there is a conflict with the date in
terms of SAYMA's Fall Representative Meeting, but hope that one of you for
whom it isn't a conflict might find way open to take part.
Blessings, Penelope Wright
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beverly Shepard" <bev.shepard at hwcn.org>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 11:38 PM
Subject: a chanting workshop

> Dear Friends,
> I thought you might be interested to know that I will be presenting a
> weekend-long chant workshop at Pendle Hill, Quaker education and retreat
> centre, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in September.  Below is the
> description from the Pendle Hill brochure for the fall.  Even if you're
> too far away even to consider attending you might like to see what's
> up.  And if you're close enough to attend I certainly invite you to
> consider it.
> For those of you who aren't Quakers, please be assured that Pendle Hill
> is open to all.  For everyone, you can find out more about Pendle Hill
> at their website: www.pendlehill.org.
> Peace,
> Beverly
> Chanting: Voicing the Spirit
> A weekend with Beverly Shepard
> September 13-15
> Chanting is an ancient art form that benefits the body and spirit
> through rhythm, focus, breathing, harmony and community.  Inspired by
> the Taize Community for Reconciliation in France, our workshop will
> include chants that are easily learned - short, melodic and repetitive -
> and meditative in effect, with no sight-reading required.  The chants
> will be drawn from a variety of traditions - Christian, Native, Hindu
> and more.  In addition to singing, we will explore writing our own
> chants: expressing our faith or our needs in worshipful music.  One year
> after September 11, come experience the blessing of voices joined
> together in chants of healing, transformation, praise and peace.
> Beverly Shepard is a Canadian Quaker who has led sessions of chant for
> ten years in many settings, including the Friends General Conference
> Gathering.  She was featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's
> show, Tapestry, with a segment "Chanting: A Door to the Divine".   In
> April she recorded worshipful group chanting at Pendle Hill for her
> first CD.
> $235/double; $280/single
> For more information or to register, contact Steve Jackson, at ext.
> 142,(610) 566-4507 or (800) 742-3150, or registrar at pendlehill.org, or
> check out Pendle Hill's website, www.pendlehill.org
> Cost look too high for you?  We will match a grant from your Friends
> meeting or other religious community for up to half of the cost.
> Contact Shirley Dodson to make arrangements: ext. 127, (610) 566-4507 or
> (800) 742-3150, or shirley at pendlehill.org.
> --
> It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into what we do, that
> really counts. - Mother Teresa

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