Blue Sky Singers, a Canberra community youth choir, is holding its annual concert at 7.30pm, Satyrday 23 August 2008, Wesley Music Centre, Barton ACT. Blue Sky Singers offer a range of music styles: gospel, jazz, show tunes, and traditional. Tickets: $20/adult, $10/concession-student, children under 12 free. Available at the door, or bookings. Contacts: call Bec 0438 588 261 or Andrew 0421 956 531 or email BlueSkySingers (at) myway.com
If you find yourself ‘œat a loose end’ then there is almost certainly no excuse! For, there is almost certainly someone interesting playing, singing, or otherwise performing at the Wesley Music Centre, at Wesley Uniting Church, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT, 2603.
The Wesley Music Centre was opened in 2002 and includes a purpose-built Music Room with excellent acoustics seating up to 140 people. The sought-after space was designed specifically for small-scale chamber concerts for instruments, keyboard and voice, for master classes, for recordings and other musical events and is also ideally suited for lectures, symposia, seminars and workshops. The acoustics can be varied for different events. Associated spaces include a seminar room, a tutorial room, a recording studio (bio box), a foyer with kitchen facilities and the Centre office.
Phone: 02 6232 7248
Fax: 02 6239 6836
e-mail: wesleymc at bigpond.net.au
Singing the Faith, a national ecumenical seminar on Word and music in worship, will be held at Wesley Uniting Church and Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, from Friday, 20 October to Sunday, 22 October, 2006.
This weekend is designed to stimulate and encourage everyone with an interest in, or responsibility for, music in worship. A variety of topics and music styles will be covered in practical workshops for singers, organists and keyboard players, instrumentalists and worship leaders.
Facilitators include the renowned hymn and songwriter Robin Mann (from SA) and Rev. Dr Peter Blackwood (Vic), researcher in church music and liturgist.
Singing the Faith is a national seminar on Word and Music in Christian Worship, being held Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October 2006 at Wesley Uniting Church and Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT
A PACT public lecture, plenary sessions, workshops, worship and discussions for ministers of the word, lay worship leaders, music leaders, singers, instrumentalists, organists and other keyboard players, authors, composers, theologians and theological students, academics and musicians involved in small and large congregations in city and country
Outstanding leaders and facilitators include author and composer Robin Mann (SA), author of hymns and songs Shirley Murray and hymnbook publisher Rev John Murray (NZ), contemporary worship facilitator Amelia Koh-Butler (NSW Synod UCA), music director Elizabeth Swain (NSW), contemporary music leader Jamie Pryor (ACT), minister of the word Rev. Gregor Henderson (ACT and UCA Assembly President-elect), organist and teacher Peter Guy and others.
Please note this in your diary. Registrations will be invited mid 2006 and may be limited to around 150.
Sponsored by the Public and Contextual Theology Strategic Research Centre (PACT) of Charles Sturt University (CSU), the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, St Mark’s National Theological Centre, and the United Theological College, North Parramatta, Wesley Music Foundation (ACT), Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra, and the NSW Synod of the UCA Church Music Committee.
The Wesley Music Centre at Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, Canberra, is a modern air-conditioned complex centred around the Music Room, which is designed specifically for small-scale chamber concerts, voice/choral recitals and recordings. It is also ideally suited to lectures, symposia, seminars, master-classes, workshops and similar events. Here’s a list of up and coming musical events being hosted at the centre and in the church.