Precentor’s Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to ensure that the public worship of God is done in good order and that the lack of training does not become a hindrance or distraction to worship.

Proposed schedule for the Workshop

Friday April 14th
7:30 pm Talk #1 Why We Sing the Way We Do
8:30 pmPractice Psalm Sing
Saturday April 15th
8:30 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 amTalk #2 Time Signature, Key Signature and Pitch
10:45 amTalk #3 Challenges in Precenting

While this workshop is primarily for Precentors, it will also be open to other members of the congregations for the purpose of learning and improving the comprehension of musical theory. Those who wish to learn more about music and the psalter for the purposes of family worship will also be welcome to attend any of the sessions, though the Friday evening talks would be more applicable to that context.

The workshops will be led by Rev. Brian Wright, pastor of the Sterling RPC in Kansas USA. Rev. Wright grew up in the RP church Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was trained to lead the psalms in worship. He attended Geneva College where he completed a minor in music and then the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Over the past twenty years, he has led the singing in a number of different RP congregations benefitting from training from experienced precentors in each place.

If you have any questions please contact

Colin Postma