On Wednesday December 21st at 5 – 6:15 pm, the Stone Church on Main Street in Brattleboro will be host to “A Winter’s Taizé Singing”, led by Putney resident Elizabeth Rogers. (Update: Postponed to January... stay tuned.)
Songs will be taught in 3- and 4- part harmony and come from the Taizé Community in France, where singing is the main form of worship. For this particular event, happening on the night of this year’s Winter Solstice, songs will be chosen that reflect the nature of the season: the seeking of light from the darkness, an important aspect of the Solstice and Christmas traditions.
These special Taizé chants invite the participants to deepen into the stillness of this time of year as well as helping to create a deeper connection with each other. Come prepared to sing from notes (although you don’t have to know how to read music to join in) and in various languages. All parts will be taught at a level according to whoever is present. Sliding scale $5-$10 at the door.
Elizabeth Rogers has been singing professionally for over 30 years, and recently moved back to New England after spending most of the last decade living in the Findhorn Community in Scotland. There she became a leader of Taizé singing in addition to holding other roles such as choir director, musical director for workshops and conferences, theatre manager, and performer. For more information please contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 387-2664.