SACRED VOICES: CONVERGENCE AND CONTRAST
IN TIIE MUSIC OF 'THE ABRAHAMIC FAITHS
I am writing, on behalf of St. George's House, The Institute
of Ismaili Studies, The Jewish Music Institute and The Three
Faiths Forum, to seek support from you, or your organization,
for a Consultation on the above theme, to be held at St
George's House from 30 January to 1 February 2007.
The objective of the Consultation is to examine the music
of the three Faith traditions - its evolution and expressions,
its contribution to deepening religious experience, its
place in wider musical and general culture - and to seek
for evidence of cross-fertilisation and commonality of substance
and purpose. It is hoped to demonstrate that music is an
art form which embodies and expresses equities and convergence
between three rich, distinctive and even complementary cultures.
The Consultation will address three general themes:
- Sources and Contexts: The role and function of music
in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths.
- Singing in the same space: Cultural cross-fertilisation:
mutual interaction and enrichment
- emerging voices': Stylistic and technical developments,
and perspectives in devotional music in our own time
The Consultation will include a concert to be given in
St George's Chapel before an incited audience, featuring
music from the three traditions performed by the Choir of
St George's Chapel, the Badakhshan Ensemble, and the gentlemen
of the Choir of London with Cantor Steven Leas.
Warden, St George s House
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