November 25, 2017
Course Title: What is “Sung” Liturgy?
A workshop for Priests, Deacons and Diocesan Readers
(anyone not mentioned above who is interested in this topic is invited also)
Date: November 25th 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary the Virgin, 3337 15th Ave., Regina
Instructor: Valerie Hall
All human beings are gifted with a larynx, the design of which is too sophisticated to have been
intended only for speaking! Having said that, this session will also be of interest to anyone
wishing to improve their “speaking skills”, not just their singing skills. Besides a larynx,
courage is required in order to be able to sing the liturgies well. Perhaps I can help you with
We will begin with an understanding of why one might want to sing the liturgy, along with some
historical background to justify the practice. Next, we’ll proceed to intoning, using the beloved
Psalm texts as our friends and companions. There will be plenty of opportunity to work
individually, as well as several tasks we’ll tackle in groups. The goal will be to get everyone
singing something comfortably by the end of the day - and you might have to change your
definition of “singing”!
Valerie Hall is well-known among the national organ community as a performer and for her term
as National President of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (2008-2010). Born in
Winnipeg, Valerie completed a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the University of
Manitoba and a Master of Church Music from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois.
Professionally, Valerie has spent the majority of her career as a Cathedral church musician,
most recently at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina. There she was recognized for the creation and
development of a highly successful, three-year Organ Scholar Programme. She has recently
returned to working for the Anglican Church and serves St. Mary the Virgin in the capacity of
Organist and Liturgist.
Valerie is Head of the Voice Department at the Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of
Regina, where she maintains a private voice studio. She has led several chant groups in
Regina; most notable is the university ensemble, Campion Schola, which served various
denominational communities during their five-year history.
For more information or to register, contact Archdeacon Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (306) 522 1608 ext 8
Required information: To complete this registration, you will need registrant's contact information, allergies or food sensitivities, emergency contact.
Registration opens November 3.