Helen Kemp's

Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice!
It takes the WHOLE PERSON to Sing and Rejoice!




Please tell your friends about this year's
Kemp Church Music Symposium!
Saturday September 25, 2010

I'd love to see you there!

HYMNS! Spend a day with David Cherwien and Susan Cherwien exploring the value of poetry, especially as it relates to hymnody. What makes a good hymn text? How shall we sing them? Take home practical tips for Heart-y Congregational Hymn Singing. The Cherwiens will lead us in the afternoon hymn sing to wrap up this special day! (see below for details)

2010 Kemp Endowment for CHURCH MUSIC SYMPOSIUM
with David Cherwien and Susan Cherwien
Saturday September 25, 2010 9am - 4pm
Westminster Choir College,
101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

The day's schedule includes:

• Opening Hymn Sing: David and Susan Cherwien

• For Glory and for Beauty: The Power of Poetry
Susan Cherwien explores what makes a good hymn text,
and the value of poetry, especially as it relates to hymnody.

• David Cherwien: What Language Shall I Borrow?
The church sings hymns from a large variety of times and spaces.
How shall we sing them? What are some practical tips for
encouraging our congregations to sing differently depending upon
when and where a hymn comes from.

• Helen Kemp “How to Beat the Hymn-Singing Blahs”
(Helen’s Hints for Hearty Hymn Singing)

• David Cherwien: Basics for Accompanists: Organists and Pianists.
Basic practical helps to assist the congregation to sing boldly!

• Susan Cherwien: “With Mind and Heart“ -- Hymnody in the whole person

• David and Susan Cherwien together will lead the closing Hymn Festival “Sing to the Lord” - a program of hymns and spoken reflections
-- an exciting and inspiring way to end the day!


PLEASE COME, and tell your friends!! Come to learn, come to get refreshed, come to support. It will be another invigorating Symposium!

click here for the Church Music Symposium brochure,

or call Westminster Continuing Ed. Department:

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We had a wonderful, inspiring and informative time last year with Alan Pote and Tom Long as we discussed MAGIC MUSICALS in the church! We heard the birth of a new Chancel Music/Drama ("The Lost Boy" commissioned by Helen Kemp and the Kemp Endowment for Church Music), and we discussed their newest musical "Dinner for 5... Thousand"!   (In August 2010, I was able to see this chancel musical in action with the children's choirs at Nassau Presbyterian, under the direction of SueEllen Page Johnson. What a wonderful joyful telling of this bibilcal adventure!)

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2008 events included:

• Celebration Festival of Singing Children
Sunday, February 17th at 4:00pm
Helen Kemp, guest conductor

Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street,
(Broadway at Wall Street) New York City
for more information, and info about the telecast

• A Festival Concert of Singing Children
Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.
Helen Kemp, guest conductor
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
877 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966

Composers Michael Bedford, Mark Patterson, Allen Pote and Vicki Hancock Wright have been commissioned by Good Shepherd and have each written a new anthem for this Festival, celebrating the 90th birthday of Helen Kemp!

• Saturday, April 26, 2008
21st Annual Festival of Singing Children
sponsored by the Springfield/Hartford Chapter of Choristers Guild

Time: Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
Location: United Congregational Church of Holyoke, Massachusetts

• Alleluia Conference @ Baylor University,
Waco, TX July


2007 events included:

June 15-16, 2007
Choristers Guild Directors' Enrichment Conference
Asheville, North Carolina
Helen Kemp, clinician

July 9-13, 2007 Nat'l Association of Pastoral Musicians National Convention (NPM)
Indianapolis, Indiana
THURSDAY JULY 12 10:30-11:45 Teaching Children to Sing:
Body-Mind-Spirit-Voice - It Takes the Whole Person to Sing and Rejoice!
3:00-4:15 Children's Choir in Churches

July 20-21, 2007
Choristers Guild Directors' Enrichment Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
Helen Kemp, clinician

Saturday, October 13, 2007
through Westminster Choir College of Rider University
Office of Continuing Education

• with clinicians Helen Kemp, Joe Miller, Mark Laubach
• and special featured speaker John Witvliet
(dir.Calvin Institute of Christian Worship)


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