A new song…instead of a translated song!
Music training event with Dan Forrest

November 1-5, 2017

This year on November 1-5, the association Ecclémusica will have the special privilege of welcoming Dan Forrest, a renowned composer and brother in Christ, for a music training event at Champfleuri, a Christian camp and conference center near Grenoble, France. Dan will teach master-classes in composition and hymn arranging and will accompany the closing concert on the piano.

Joël Meyer, the French pastor of the Christian Community Church in Luxembourg and president of the Pastoral Baptist Bible Institute in Algrange, will provide daily teaching from God's Word. The Ecclémusica team will lead practices for choir and orchestra (junior high and up), and will provide activities for younger children of participants. Registration is now open, with priority given to advanced-level musicians for the master-classes. Simultaneous translation will be provided in French/English.

Through this special event, the association desires to encourage French-speaking believers to write new hymns and hymn arrangements, rather than merely translating songs from English-speaking countries. Come join us to learn more about composition and arranging, to get practical help with your own compositions, to sing in the choir or play in the orchestra (intermediate level of musicianship required) and to enjoy fellowship with other believers.

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Dates : November 1-5, 2017
Place : Champfleuri Evangelical Center (Rhône-Alpes region)
Price (room and board) :146€ for adults, 0€ for children ages 0-2, 78€ for children ages 3-6, and 112€ for children ages 7-11. (Only children whose parents are participating in the music workshops will be accepted.)

Bio of Dan Forrest :

Dan Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having “an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music….that is truly magical” (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as “magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture” (Classical Voice), and “superb writing…full of spine-tingling moments” (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Dan’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works Requiem for the Living and Jubilate Deo. Dan’s music has received dozens of awards and distinctions, with premieres in major venues around the world. Dan holds graduate degrees in composition and piano performance, and is active as a composer, educator, and pianist. For more information, visit his site, www.danforrest.com.