Monday greetings on this beautiful summer day here in the Midwest.
As the latter portion of summer approaches, I wanted to alert you to events coming up in the next few months that are sponsored by World Library Publications.
Our annual Sing the Seasons Choral Reading Sessions are scheduled to take place across the country in the next several months. They all begin with me presenting one for the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana on Friday evening, July 31. I gotta tell you; these sessions are not only excellent opportunities for parish musicians to discover new choral and assembly music, they are, in a word, FUN!
We hold a raffle-prize drawing at each event. You know, we do loads of work here at WLP once a particular piece of music is accepted for publication. Our music editors collaborate closely with the composer to work on editorial suggestions. Since these editors are all part of pastoral music ministries in parishes here in the Chicago area, they know what "works" and what can "work better" for parish assemblies and choirs. We are proud of the evolution of WLP's contribution to the world of choral music for Catholic (and non-Catholic) parishes throughout the world.
This year, we created a new web site just for the Sing the Seasons events. SingtheSeasons.com is the place to discover where these events are happening, as well as the place to register up to three musicians from your parish. This year, we will be holding these events in Lafayette, IN, Chicago (north and west), Milwaukee, San Antonio, Phoenix, Boston, Charlotte, Denver/Colorado Springs, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Saint Paul, New Orleans, Saint Louis, and New York.
Please consider attending or, if you are not a musician, urge your musician friends to visit the web site and sign up!
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.