Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Cantor Workshop 2016
  • Gospel Choirs-in-the-Round

cantor20162016 Cantor Workshop

Saturday, October 15, 2016
10 am - 1 pm
Potluck lunch

Fee $40/cantor
Saint John Paul II Parish, Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St, Southbridge, MA

Prayer, tips, exercises, singing, analysis, techniques, lunch and Master Class included in this stage of the cantor's development. Let us know if you have a prepared psalm to sing. Invest in your ministry today!

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gospelmusic2017 Choirs-in-the-Round 

"Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Gospel Music!" Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 am - 1 pm
Location: TBD
Clinician: TBD

We have a dream! That one day, we could all stand and sing together, in one voice, of our mighty God's awesome Mercy.

 

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News and Needs

Normand Gouin Is The Speaker for Annual Clergy-Musician Dinner

Worcester MA, August 28, 2016 - The Worcester NPM Chapter announced today that Normand Gouin will be the speaker at the annual Clergy-Musician dinner to be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6 pm cocktails dinner for 7 pm. The dinner will be held at O'Connor's Restaurant, Worcester. Advanced tickets are required.

Watch the Convention Plenums Live!

Thanks to www.praytellblog.com, NPM are webcasting twelve Plenary sessions of the Convention over the Internet.

Brandon Vennink, Chapter President

Brandon Vennink, the director of music ministry at St John Paul II Parish and Music Teacher at Trinity Academy, Southbridge MA has accepted the position of president of the NPM Worcester chapter for the 2016-2018 seasons. 

We Have A Hymn For That...

Pope Francis is coming to the United States for the World Meeting of Families...

Fr Gregory Zielinski to Speak at Annual Priest-Musician Dinner, September 16, 2015

NPM Worcester chapter is pleased to announce that Reverend Gregory Zielinski, a canon lawyer, priest and student at Lateran University, Rome will be speaking at the chapter's annual Priest-Musician dinner on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. 

Blog

Sing With All The Saints Party

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director asked members to submit tips on how to recruit new choir members.

“Sing With All The Saints Party” started one year when Halloween fell on choir practice night.

Wine and Cheese Helps Make Music Ministry a Fellowship Ministry

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director asked members to submit tips on how to recruit new choir members.

Choir ministry is big on music, but it is also a fellowship ministry - a reason for parishioners to get together and do something that takes effort and aspires to be beautiful.

Invitation To Join Us in Musical Prayer

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director asked members to submit tips on how to recruit new choir members.

You know there are excellent singers in the pews because you’ve heard them.

The 'Bring a Friend To Choir' Campaign

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director asked members to submit tips on how to recruit new choir members.

Under the theory that friends and family love to sing together, one choir directory conducted a campaign called “Bring a Friend to Choir.”

Why Should I Sing in the Church Choir?

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director writes a series of bulletin inserts to recruit new choir members.

A psychologist says:

“Learning to sing and singing with a group helps to develop self-confidence, and aids immeasurably in overcoming shyness and timidity.”