Music in Worship – Sound as Prayer – Paperless Worship

Texts guide us through worship. Words define the choral art. We respond to our faith in God from the heart, and often by heart. Come and join us in one of Providence’s most unusual sacred spaces for an interfaith worship service that employs everyone without the use of printed texts. Experience elegant, structured worship that is elaborate yet accessible. Come and be both congregant and choir in this unique form of prayer and song.

Whether you’re in a small church with few resources, a larger place that would like to begin a new service, or looking for a way to help your community find and build its collective voice, there will be something for everyone to learn and love in this quiet moment of respite from an otherwise busy week.

PRESENTERS: Ana Hernandez, Mark Trautman

Ana Hernandez is a composer/arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and workshop leader. She has produced seven CDs, and is author of The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice. Her most recent recording is An Unexpected Christmas, with the Virginia Girls Choir and director Dan Moriarty.

Mark Trautman is Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He also teaches church music skills and chamber music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.