Gospel Music Workshop to be held in honor of Black History Month

Written by admin   // January 5, 2012   // 0 Comments

Well-known composer, performer, lecturer, and arranger, Kenneth W. Louis, will be facilitating a Gospel music workshop Saturday, February 11, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.,  at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1927 N. 4th St. The event will celebrate Black History month.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the African American tradition of Gospel music,” explains Father Michael Bertram, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi and workshop organizer.  “It is not often we are able to learn from such a master musician.”

Kenneth W. Louis is a nationally known clinician and consultant on African-American sacred music.  Mr. Louis’ expertise and passion for Gospel music has afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared on many occasions as a conductor and artist on the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as other noted venues around the country.

He serves as a music resource for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and contributing writer to one of Liturgy Training Publications (LTP), Cry Holy!  He is a recording artist and composer with GIA Publications and World Library (WLP) Publications.  Mr. Louis is also a contributing composer to the Lead Me, Guide Me Catholic Hymnal and the African American Heritage and Total Praise hymnal.

“We encourage all to come and enjoy this special day,” Bertram concludes.  “Come and experience the heart and soul of Gospel music.”

Pastors, liturgical musicians, choir members, choir directors, praise dancers and all who love liturgy are encouraged to attend.  All faiths are invited.

The event is affordably priced at $10 per person for the day which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials.  Special pricing is available of $100 per parish or organization for up to 15 individuals.  Space is limited.

For further information, 414.374.5750 or email:  stfrancismil@gmail.com

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is a Capuchin ministry and is part of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, which is headquartered in Detroit, and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide.

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