choral workshops focus on the development of skills and attitudes conducive to effective worship.
They typically include a Friday evening session, all day Saturday, with a worship concert on Saturday night.
The event is enriched by the captivating readings of Dr. Patricia Bonner
Singers report enhanced sight-reading, improved musical confidence, life-changing individual growth, and a better understanding of the choral unit in the church as well as the role of the conductor.
"I have studied with Dr.Bonner for over 17 years, and I continue to learn fresh and important things that are vital to the success of my ministry as a choral director and worship leader.
Not only is he
a gifted musician with a keen insight into choral music, but he
has the ability to draw people into his
passion for music.
Plain and simple, people just like singing for him.
impact on singers doesn't fade, but there is there for me to capitalize on in the weeks to follow.
On a practical note, not only did the size of our choir double after a recent workshop with Dr. Bonner
, but our sight-reading and general musicality was equally raised.
After completing our second annual Choral Workshop with Dr. Bonner
, I was still amazed as i watched him masterfully motivate and inspire over 450 singers through a day and a half workshop and then bring the event to an incredible finish with a glorious finale concert."
Sean Spurr, Christ's Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ
"All around us mediocrity and the 'comfortable average' is accepted as the norm.
striving call rings out in contrast to this.
"Our choral workshop with Dr. Bonner
was an incredible time of learning, stretching, and worshipping.
The Lord used Dr. Bonner
in wonderful ways as he
challenged our choirs to go further than ever in their quest for excellence in service to God.
I believe that Dr. Bonner's
work with us renewed the vision and excitement of our people for leading worship through choral music."
"Whether I travel to attend, or my home church is host, Dr. Bonner's
workshop is an eagerly anticipated annual tradition.
Dr. Pat Bonner's readings/quotations of stories/scripture bring new and deeper insight to the music.
Every person involved in choral music should be attending Dr. Bonner's
workshops because the workshops are about more than the music.
"Hosting last year's choral workshop with Dr. Bonner
was one of the highlights of our choir year.