Transient Communities: The Case of a Refugee Choir in the Catholic Church of Lesvos – A Presentation Preview for the Upcoming MSWI Conference

During a typical summer evening rehearsal in 2018, a talented young Congolese refugee raises his hands expectantly, his eyes resting momentarily on each person in front of him. As he lowers his hands for the downbeat, voices raise together as one, echoing off the walls of the tiny Catholic Church. Just outside the cool refuge READ MORE

Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing at Holy Rood House Oct 24th

Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing at Holy Rood House Oct 24th   This day will examine practically the relationships between these three starting with the components of wellbeing/eudaimonia.  It will look at the relationship between music and contemplative traditions and the role of listening in our relationship to our ancestors through the music of John Tavener who READ MORE