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Archdiocesan Music Outreach Workshop & Benediction

Dominic Neville (Choirmaster):

‘It was a great pleasure to work with over 100 pupils from across the archdiocese at the Cornerstone and the Cathedral on Friday 19 September.   I knew that the boys and girls would be enthusiastic to sing, but the results we achieved in September’s outreach project exceeded all expectations. Children from over 25 schools sang together in four part harmony in pieces in English and Latin, and they rose to every rhythmic, harmonic and melodic challenge we gave them.  The afternoon began with breathing and posture exercises, vocal warm-ups, and melody and pitch games.  The speed at which the pupils learnt the Latin motets, as well as the plainsong Tantum Ergo and O Salutaris for Benediction, was remarkable.’

‘Children are often quick to recognise when something is great, and they certainly know when something is worth doing.  Much of this music has been sung across the globe for hundreds of years, and to see the children of our archdiocese showing an enthusiasm and open-mindedness to discover and sing the beautifully rich musical heritage of the Catholic Church is very special.’

19 September 2014

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