Irish Church Music Association Summer School

Irish Church Music Association
Cumann Ceol Eaglasta na h-Éireann
47th Summer School, 6th-9th July 2016
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God, Full of Mercy

The theme of the 2016 Summer School is ‘God full of Mercy’ chosen to celebrate the Extraordinary

Jubilee Year of Mercy through music and active participation in liturgy.

Pope Francis teaches that ‘Mercy is the very foundation of the Church’s life’ and he continues.

‘The Church’s very credibility is seen in how she shows merciful and compassionate love.’

This year’s programme includes a blend of contemporary and traditional choral pieces with

emphasis on psalms, sacraments, ritual and music for the liturgical year in schools. The workshop

repertoire will provide opportunities to develop the skills of cantors, organists and instrumentalists

in addition to parish choirs and folk groups.

“Wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident….Wherever there are

Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.” – Pope Francis