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Videos for Cantors

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 14:27pm on 13th January 2018
In these three videos, I introduce and explain the role of the Cantor. Full of useful tips for both new and experienced cantors. 1) The role of the Cantor in liturgy 2) The particular responsibilities of the Cantor 3) The practicialities of choosing and introducing music for the Mass

I know I know that hymn

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 14:26pm on 13th January 2018
Ever started a hymn you thought everyone knew only to be met by stunned silence from your congregation?   Andy Chamberlain of Musicademy pointed out the elephant in the room (church / song-room / rehearsal space) when he blogged that when it comes to worship ‘most of the time people don’t sing the...

Models of Music-making #2

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 14:26pm on 13th January 2018
If your church can’t find a musician to lead music at Sunday worship, you’re not alone.  Each church musician can only be in one place at one time, and many of us are committed to particular parishes every Sunday.  However, some of us have time during the week to help...

Models of Music-making #1

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 14:24pm on 13th January 2018
There’s a church near me which can’t afford a music director, or rather, it hasn’t got the budget to pay someone enough to be around for every Sunday service plus all the hard work, diplomacy, admin (and music, of course!) in between.  But rather than giving up dejected, they got...

A Service of Hope: praying for those missing from home

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 14:23pm on 13th January 2018
January is a difficult month, by all accounts.  The media report Blue Monday as the most depressing day to head out to work in the cold and dark.  As a new year begins, chronic problems may appear more daunting, the prospect of struggling to cope with them for another 12 month...
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