Singing workshop with the Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts

The CLM offers a number of workshops on the Virginia Theological Seminary campus each year. These are open to the wider public, as well as to the VTS community. Some past workshops include singing plainsong and Anglican Chant psalmody, singing music for Holy Week, and the liturgical use of incense. If you have ideas for future workshops, please let us know! To RSVP for a workshop, email us. For directions to Virginia Theological Seminary or around campus, visit this link.

Workshops Scheduled for 2016-2017

Saturday, October 8, 2016: How to Use the Prayer Book’s “Order for Eucharist,” with the Rev. Dr. James Farwell

10 a.m.—12 p.m., Virginia Theological Seminary, Addison Academic Building, Room 111

The Book of Common Prayer (1979, pp. 400-405) offers a simplified order for celebrating Holy Eucharist, which is “not intended for use at the principal Sunday or weekly celebration of the Holy Eucharist.” The BCP also notes that it “requires careful preparation by the Priest and other participants.” So, how does one faithfully do this in accordance with the prayer book guidelines and rubrics? The Rev. Dr. James Farwell, our faculty consultant for liturgy, will walk us through this task.

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Using the Voice in Liturgical Leadership, with the Rev. Dr. Ruthanna Hooke

10 a.m.—12 p.m., Virginia Theological Seminary, Immanuel Chapel

Healthy use of the voice is crucial to all forms of liturgical leadership, whether as presider, lector, or intercessor. The Rev. Dr. Ruthanna Hooke, our faculty consultant for preaching, will offer valuable insights on integrating voice, body, and proclamation of God’s Word in liturgical contexts.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 (please note the date change): Singing Music for Holy Week and Easter, with the Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts

10 a.m.—12 p.m., Virginia Theological Seminary, Immanuel Chapel

Holy Week and Easter present some notable opportunities to sing the liturgy. Of particular note is the Exsultet. The Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts, our faculty consultant for music, will coach us on singing music to be used in the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter. Musical choices can be tailored to the desires of participants.