MUSICIANS wanting to make the most of the holidays can head to Emmanuel Community’s “Beat School of Music”.
emmanuelworship director Pat Keady said he was “excited to gather with a bunch of other musicians and singers” from January 7-11.
“For a long time I didn’t know my musical gifts had a place in the Church or were even welcome,” Pat (pictured) said.
“When I discovered the gifts God had given me were not only welcome but powerful in building the Kingdom, it has been my dream to turn around and tell others the same thing: ‘Your music has a place, your instrument has a place, your voice has a place and God wants to work powerfully through you’.”
Running the program early this year, emmanuelworship was spurred by participants to repeat the experience.
Pat urged young people to go along even if they thought they “aren’t good enough”.
The talented bunch of musicians and singers is also gearing up to “be hitting the studio again” to record “two new contemporary Mass setting” compilations titled “Rivers” and “Rivers Youth”, which will be available from late February.
As Beat workshops conclude Emmanuel will launch into the “Zero Gravity” retreat experience from January 13-16.
Camp activities have a faith focus with Mass and the Sacrament of Penance also celebrated.
Beat will be held at St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane, and Zero Gravity at Mt Tamborine, west of the Gold Coast.
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