Regional News

Region 5 AAM Midwinter Conference: January 18-20, 2015

Region 5 of the Association of Anglican Musicians invites you to join us in Chicago on January 18, 19 and 20, 2015, for an exciting MidWinter Conference. “Cultivating Excellence in Liturgy, Music and Preaching” is a conference for clergy and musicians, that will explore the complex interplay between the work of the musician and the work of the clergyperson. Building upon the sermon preached by The Rt. Reverend Eugene Sutton at last summer’s AAM Convention in Washington, D.C., we will explore in more detail his notion of a new, Anglican “three-legged stool.” With worship, learning sessions, recital, workshops, and a panel discussion, this will be a MidWinter Conference not to be missed. Please make plans now to join us in Chicago. Please see the Region 5 website pages for more details.

Region I 2014 Mid-Winter Conference

February 16 & 17 – Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a historic seaport city of 25,000 residents. In the winter off-season, beauty and travel value abound.

Please join us for inspiring sessions with some of Region I’s esteemed musicians and clergy including a newly minted Bishop, four varied worship services, a recital on the instrument where E. Power Biggs served as organist in the 1930s, catered hospitality, stunning historic architecture in a unique setting and perhaps above all, the joy and recharge of each others’ company—overall, a mouth-watering recipe sure to beat the winter doldrums! Main topics are clergy-musician relations and the work of RSCM America.

AAM member registration fee $75 per person (non-members $80), or register for Monday only for $45; stay an extra night at preferred rates to enjoy area attractions, such as Newport’s Winter Festival. Rates as low as $48 (single) and $56 (double) have been reserved; hotel reservations due by February 2.

Please see this PDF for full details of presenters, schedule, and registration, with interactive links to learn a great deal more.

Region I Mid-Winter Conference

Region I Mid-Winter Conference: February 3 and 4, 2013
St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk, CT

Special Guest Conductor/Clinician, Dr. Barry Rose, OBE
Evensong with the choirs of St. Paul’s, Norwalk and St. Paul’s, Fairfield
Clergy/Musician Roundtable focusing on “Music as a Tool for Church Growth”
Choir Training Tips and Stories from a Master: Barry Rose
Organ Recital by Barry Rose
Lodging at the Norwalk Inn, a short walk from St. Paul’s, see below for details.

Cost per person is $90, which will include dinner on Sunday (with wine) and lunch on Monday.
Coffee will be available throughout the morning on Monday.

A block of rooms has been reserved for February 3. These must be booked by January 3. The rate is $99, and includes a full breakfast for up to two people per room.

Please identify the group rate by saying “St. Paul’s Church”

The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
Toll-Free Call: (800) 303-0808
Local Call: (203) 838-2000
Email: information@norwalkinn.com
Fax: (203) 855-9722
99 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851

More information and the registration form are available via download (PDF).

The registrar is David Fellers (davidfellers@earthlink.net).
Registration check should be mailed to him at:
David Fellers
23 Wingate Road
Lincoln, RI   02865

Any questions should be directed to David Fellers: (e-mail above) or Vince Edwards (edwards@stpaulsnorwalk.org)

Region II Mid-Winter Conference

A New York Gathering
at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Schedule
11:30AM Arrive (Choir School Entrance, 202 W. 58th Street)
12:15PM Lunch with the boys of The Saint Thomas Choir
1:15PM Welcome and Opening Remarks – David Shuler, AAM President
1:30PM Session I – Training the Young Voice with Abigail Haynes Lennox
2:30PM Walk to Saint Thomas Church
2:45PM Session II – Continuo Playing with Avi Stein
OR Sacristy Tour with Roberta Brill, verger
3:45PM Break/Tea in Andrew Hall
4:30PM Observe Pre-Evensong Rehearsal
5:30PM Choral Evensong sung by The Saint Thomas Choir
6:30PM Depart

Registration form must be postmarked by October 1. Space is limited; register early! $25 registration fee.

Region VII – Midwinter Conference

San Antonio, Texas; January 15-17 2012
Registration fee: $100 and includes all meals.

Conference hotel: The Historic St. Anthony Hotel
Host churches:  St. Mark’s Episcopal and St. Luke’s Episcopal
Keynote speaker:  Professor Jeremy Dibble of University of Durham, Durham England.
Additional sessions:  RSCM in Region VII, Faith in the Workplace with The Reverend Michael D. Chalk (Rector of St. Mark’s) and The Reverend Dr. John Lewis (of the Work-Shop): www.theworkshop-sa.org

The conference will begin Sunday evening, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. with Choral Evensong, sung by the choir of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, under the direction of David Eaton, Organist and Choirmaster. Following the conclusion of the conference on Tuesday, all may choose to attend the Beethoven Piano Recital at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, presented as part of the city-wide Beethoven Festival. For more information, please visit: http://www.stmarks-sa.org/cgi-bin/kingdomtools/ktpublic.rb?utility=Page&ministry_id=1&page_title=1311630359

For more information, contact Joseph Causby, Region VII chair.

Region II

Saint Thomas Choir School
202 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
www.choirschool.org

Saint Thomas Choir School, New York, invites boys in first through fifth grades, along with their parents, to join the school for an afternoon at the Choir School on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
2:00     Visit Classrooms, tours of the school
3:00     Boys walk to the church with the choristers
Parents enjoy tea at the school and speak with chorister parents
4:00     Visiting boys will rehearse, vest and sit in the choir stalls with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys for evensong.

Please contact Ruth Cobb, 212-247-3311, Ext. 304, or rcobb@choirschool.org, for further information or to reserve a place.