Making music holy (Oxford CCJ)

Alexander Massey(Interfaith) Making music holy: connecting prayer, text and music – free talk with live musical illustrations, by Jewish composer and singer Alexander Massey (Oxford)

– for Oxford Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) – 14 March, 7.30pm – Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TD

Sacred music can delight us or express our deepest pain; soothe us or challenge and unsettle us; encourage complacency and unthinking habit, or inspire us to greater awareness and action; prompt us to respond like a consumer to music as a commodity, or to deepen our connection to sacred text, prayer, and the Divine. Learn how a contemporary composer can work with tradition, language and sound to create new vocal music for carrying kavanah – sacred intention.

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