On Saturday, February 18, please join us for this second workshop in Contemplative Outreach – Chicago’s Living Wisdom series.
Explore contemplative chanting through guided group practice as a means of:
- expanding attention and presence;
- deepening embodied spiritual awareness;
- freeing body, mind, and emotions from habitual ‘blocked’ energies and conditioned attitudes.
Whether you’re a confident singer or a hesitant one, a person who’s always enjoyed singing in choir, or one who hopes no-one will hear you, yet longs to join the music, this workshop will bring you closer to your true voice.
Anyone seeking a deeper, more embodied spirituality, will have the opportunity to discover, in a supportive group setting, how sacred chanting can enliven your practice of prayer and meditation, and enrich its outward expression in service to the world.
Our practice together will draw from the chants of Taize, the ancient tradition of psalm antiphons, and a growing body of newly-composed Christian interspiritual chant being used in Wisdom Schools worldwide. Prior experience or training in singing may enrich the group experience, but is absolutely not necessary for participation, and may even get in the way.
Darlene Franz, D.M.A., is a freelance oboist, singer, music educator, and chant composer residing in Seattle Washington. Her chants are used in Wisdom Schools throughout the United States and beyond. She facilitates sacred chanting and chant workshops in the Pacific Northwest. One of Cynthia Bourgeaut’s colleagues in the Sacred Chanting work of Wisdom Schools, Darlene is “a master at spiritual inquiry and healing. Recordings of a sampling of her work may be found at wisdomchant.bandcamp.com.
The last day for registration is Wednesday February 15.
The workshop will take place 9:00AM – 4:00PM on Saturday February 18 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, IL.
Register directly below for Sacred Breath and Sacred Chant, at a cost of $50.
Questions? Please contact Alan Krema: firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-369-6624
Bookings are closed for this event.