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Church music don to give

PROFESSOR Michael Hawn, a distinguished musician and scholar, will be giving a series of lectures on “The Theology of Congregational Songs and Worship” at Trinity Theological College this month.

He will also be conducting three special events. They are:

“A Hymn Festival” (free admission) at Trinity Theological College Chapel on Jan 10, 2007 at 11.30 am; “One Bread, One Body: Strategies for Worshiping in a Diverse World” at Kampong Kapor Methodist Church on Jan 13, 2007 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm, registration: $10 per person; and “Let the Children Sing!” at Paya Lebar Chinese Methodist Church on Jan 7 and 14, 2007 from 1.30 pm to 3 pm, registration: $200 per choir.

To register, please call the Methodist School of Music at 6767-5258.

Well known as a clinician on the subjects of children’s choir, cross-cultural worship, global music and congregational singing, Dr Hawn is Director of the Master in Sacred Music Programme at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He has studied church music in many countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as East Asia, the result of which was a global collection, Halle Halle: We Sing the World Round (Choristers Guild, 1999) and Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003).

A frequent contributor to church music periodicals in the areas of church music education and hymnology, Dr Hawn has published more than 200 articles and edited several books.

He also founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (1996-1998).

Judith Mosomos is a Church Music Lecturer at the Methodist School of Music.