First Musicians’ Convocation Nov. 16 at Notre Dame Seminary

The inaugural Archdiocesan Musicians’ Convocation, open to anyone involved in music ministry in parishes or schools, will be held Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Schulte Auditorium of Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

Father James J. Cheponnis, director of the Office for Music Ministry in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and a noted church composer, will address music directors, organists, pianists, cantors, choir members and ensemble musicians on “Putting the Pastoral in Pastoral Musician.”

The workshop is sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Worship. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will welcome attendees by presiding at morning prayer.

Father Cheponnis has led workshops on pastoral music throughout the country. He has published more than 100 compositions through MorningStar, GIA Publications and World Library Publications and has served as an editor of GIA Publication’s hymnal, “Worship, Fourth Edition.”

Among his compositions are the “Jubilation Mass” and the “Festival Alleluia.”

Betty Ann Hickey, associate director of the worship office, said the workshop “is open to anyone involved in music ministry in the archdiocese” and is the latest effort to provide resources and information to an increasingly networked core of church musicians in the archdiocese.

Participants are asked to register online at nolacatholic.org/musicevents or by contacting the Office of Worship at worship@arch-no.org or 861-6300.

Inaugural Archdiocesan Musicians' Convocation, Saturday, Nov. 16

The archdiocesan Office of Worship will host its first-ever Archdiocesan Musicians' Convocation, "Putting the Pastoral in Pastoral Musician," on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Schulte Hall of Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. All choir members, cantors and parish and school music directors are invited to attend the FREE workshop, which will be presented by Father James Cheponnis, director of the Office for Music Ministry of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Office of Worship associate director Betty-Ann Hickey explains why you should attend.#clarionherald #nolacatholic #witnesswithjoy

Posted by Clarion Herald on Wednesday, 6 November 2019

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