My Spirit Sings to God: A Workshop for Choir Members – February 28, 2015By Diocese of San Jose on February 8, 2015
Each week, music ministers have the great and awesome opportunity to enrich the prayer of the People of God by joining them in song, participating in musical dialogue, and adding to the beauty of the liturgy. As choir members, your voice is your most important instrument. For singers, your voice is the doorway to connect with God. And when we sing together, our voices give others the courage to let their own spirits sing to God our Savior.
Learn how to use your voice well and how to unite it with other voices so that you can be a better choir member for your church. In this workshop, Mary Linduska, a professional singer, choral conductor, and music educator, will help singers of all abilities improve and understand better three elements of good choral singing:
- breathing and phrasing, so that the words you sing communicate the full meaning of the texts
- pronunciation and clarity, so that you can communicate the meaning of the texts with conviction
- tone and depth, so that our many voices become one full voice in prayer and praise to God
My Spirit Sings to God: A Workshop for Choir Members
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00a to 12:00p
Saint Lucy Church, Parish Activity Center
2350 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA
$5.00 suggested donation
RSVPs required by Friday, February 27 to Bernard Nemis or 408-983-0126
Clinician: Mary Linduska
Mary was a professional singer of opera, oratorio, and recital for about 35 years in the Bay Area. She holds a Bachelor of Science in music education and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. She has been the conductor of several church choirs in the Bay Area and Santa Cruz and currently is in her tenth year as the conductor of the choir at Saint Lucy Parish in Campbell. She is on the faculty of West Valley College and Stanford University and teaches voice privately.