Irish Church Music Association 44th Annual Summer School Irish
Irish Church Music Association 44th Annual Summer School Irish
CREDO, CREDO, CREDO, AMEN! I believe. This Year of Faith affords us an opportunity to reflect on what we believe and to deepen our relationship with God. The Church has always had the great axiom Lex orandi, lex credendi – what we pray is what we believe – and what we believe is what we pray. This Year of Faith began on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and it will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Our Summer School is where we upskill and resource ourselves for our central ministry of music. Music is not just a bonus or added extra to our liturgical celebrations, but rather it is intrinsic to them. This year, too, we are seeking to respond to the changing needs of people and also to the current economic climate. Therefore this year the Summer School will finish on Thursday afternoon rather than on Friday, and we will have an emphasis on music by our own Irish liturgical composers. The Year of Faith is also a good opportunity to intensify the celebration of faith in the liturgy, especially in the Eucharist. As music ministers in our parishes, we see our music at the heart of our prayer, deepening our faith and being a clear expression of what we believe and what we celebrate. Fr Christopher Fitzgerald ICMA Chairperson Guest Director 2013: Fr Paul Kenny Paul is a veteran of church music in Ireland and is well known to liturgical musicians through his editing of the Hosanna hymnal and his work since the early 1980s with Veritas, Columba Press and the National Centre for Liturgy in the editing and producing of print publications and sound recordings: these include the Collected Responsorial Psalms of Fintan O’Carroll and I Sing for Joy: Music from the RTÉ Church Music Competitions. Recently Paul was involved with the Advisory Committee on Church Music in producing the Sing the Mass collection. Paul undertakes the work of compiling the music books for each year’s Summer School and has served the Association for many years as Council member and Chairperson, in addition to serving on the National Advisory Committee on Church Music. Paul is a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin and became known worldwide when he directed the music for the -International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in June 2012. Paul is also a longtime member of Our Lady’s Choral Society, and sings with Cantando, a Dublin-based chamber choir directed by Orla Barry. Paul brings a wealth of musical, liturgical and pastoral experience to his ministry. Irish Church Music Association 44th Annual Summer School The Irish Church Music Association was founded in November 1969 to support the work of musicians working in the field of liturgical music in Ireland. Through training, publication and dissemination of information, the ICMA strives to improve standards and encourage musicians in their service of God and the community. The ICMA is supported by the Irish Bishops' Conference and is based in the National Centre for Liturgy, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. For more information, see: www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com. Each July, ICMA hosts the Church Music Summer School in Maynooth, where musicians from around the country and beyond get the opportunity to sing and pray together, learning the best music of past and present. Tomás Kenny is Registrar for the Summer School. He is contactable at 086 2366521; email [email protected] Please note that this year the Summer School runs for four days, from Monday 1 July to Thursday 4 July, finishing after 15:00 Eucharist on Thursday. Due to the demand for places at the Summer School, please book as early as possible, as accommodation is limited in Maynooth College. This year on-campus accommodation includes Saint Patrick’s House, St Mary’s House and college apartments on North Campus, which have a kitchen and common area with bathroom and shower facilities. In order to secure a room in the College at the early rate, booking forms must be sent with a non-returnable deposit of €50; full payment to be made before 1 June 2013. Please see booking form for full details of payment. TUTORIALS Parish & Contemporary Music: Tom Kendzia Music for Young People: Ian Callanan / Ciarán Coll Cantor Training / Voice Production: Áine Mulvey Conducting: Derek Mahady Sight Reading: Eoin Conway Music by Irish Composers:Ephrem Feeley / Liam Lawton / Bernard Sexton Organ:Regina Deacy / Dominic Finn / Columba McCann / Eanna McKenna Special Choir: David Connolly Concert: Cobh Cathedral Choir, directed by Dominic Finn Registration takes place from 11:00 until 13:30 in the Conference Centre. (Lunch will not be provided on Monday.) Registration for day guests is from 9:00am in Loftus Halls. Please note breakfast is not included for day guests. image © john mcelroy Irish Church Music Association Music for Young People Ian Callanan is one of Ireland’s leading composers of liturgical music. He holds a Masters in religion and culture from Mater Dei, Dublin and a music degree from NUI Maynooth. Ian is an accomplished composer, arranger, score editor and workshop leader. He is an active member of the Dublin Diocesan Music Commission as well as being musical director for the Knockadoon Music and Liturgy Course. Ciarán Coll teaches music and religion in St Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School in Glasnevin, Dublin. He has been involved in liturgical music for many years. He directed sacred music in All Hallows College, and continues to coordinate music for many liturgical occasions. Ciarán teaches music on the Youth Retreat Facilitators training course in All Hallows College, and is also director of Our Lady of Victories Gospel Choir in Dublin. Parish & Contemporary music Tom Kendzia is well known as a composer, arranger, producer, teacher, clinician, author and performer. He has been a professional liturgical musician for more than 30 years. He has also been Music and Worship Director of the East Coast Conference for Religious Education since 2002. Currently he is Music Director at Christ the King Catholic Church in Kingston, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Sight Reading Eoin Conway studied music at NUI Maynooth and DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. He sings with many of Dublin’s finest choirs, including the barbershop quartet *4inaBar*, the multi-award winning New Dublin Voices and the choir of Christ Church Cathedral. He also works as an arranger, accompanist and session piano player, specialising in jazz. Music by Irish Composers Liam Lawton is a priest of the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, and is Director of Sacred Music in his diocese. It is 20 years since he began composing and performing. A number of artists have recorded his material, and his liturgical works have been translated into many languages. His music has been performed for many State occasions in Ireland and also in the UK and the USA. Bernard Sexton is a graduate of UCD and DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where he studied composition with Dr Joseph Groocock. He has been working in the area of sacred music for 25 years. His composition Though We Are Many was selected as the theme song for the International Eucharistic Congress (Dublin, 2012). He also directs award-winning choir, Anima. Ephrem Feeley is one of Ireland’s most established church composers. His Mass of Saint Paul has been published in the collection Sing the Mass, and was used during the International Eucharistic Congress (Dublin, 2012). He is an experienced organist and choral director, teaches music at secondlevel, and has facilitated many music ministry workshops throughout the country. Conducting Derek Mahady is Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. He studied at DIT and TCD, and has an MA in choral conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Derek provides choral workshops, vocal and piano tuition, and musicianship classes. He also performs regularly as a soloist and accompanist. Special Choir David Connolly is organist and Director of Music at St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, where he is also director of the international organ recital series. He teaches in the Music Department of NUI Maynooth. He has served as director of the Maynooth University Chamber Choir (2005–2007) and is currently director of the NUI Maynooth Ladies’ Choir. Cantor Training Áine Mulvey is a mezzo-soprano, recently returned to Ireland after completing a Masters in vocal performance in the USA. She has performed as soloist with the BBC and RTÉ, and has worked with many of Ireland’s top ensembles. She is Musical Director of the Nás na Rí Singers and the Dublin Male Voice Choir and is also Director of Music at Mount Argus Church in Dublin. Organ Regina Deacy is a graduate of UCC. She holds a diploma in Church Music and Liturgy from NUI Maynooth, and a research Masters degree. Regina is a member of the Bishops’ National Advisory Committee on Church Music. She is Diocesan Director of Sacred Music and organist in the Cathedral, Killala Diocese as well as Director of St Muredach’s Cathedral Choir. Dominic Finn studied arts and music at UCC and was awarded his Diploma in Church Music from NUI Maynooth. He is currently Director of Music at St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork. He teaches music full-time at Coláiste Muire Secondary School in Cobh. Columba McCann is a monk of Glenstal Abbey. He has always had an interest in composition, and since winning the RTÉ Radio 1 Church Music Competition in 1997 has produced many fine liturgical compositions. As part of his priestly ministry in Dublin he worked for the promotion of liturgical renewal, preparing for this task as a student at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at San Anselmo in Rome. Eanna McKenna is organist and Director of Music at Rowe St Church, Wexford, as well as organist in St Iberius Church and Clonard Church, Wexford. He is chorusmaster to Wexford Light Opera Society and founder-director of Young Wexford Singers, who have performed on The Late Late Toy Show and also sang with Mary Byrne on TG4’s hit ‘Siúil Leat’.