Music or dance ensembles sought for General Conference

General_Conference_2016_LogoNashville, Tenn.: United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly which meets in Portland, Oregon, from May 10-20, 2016.

To apply for an invitation to General Conference, groups are asked to submit a letter of application that includes the following: 1) name of group; 2) name of primary contact person along with email address and phone number; 3) brief history/bio of the group including number of members, general age range, group’s location, and any unique characteristics; and 4) a link to a private YouTube video of the group performing. The application should be emailed to gc2016worshipdirector@gmail.com by January 12, 2015.

“As a delegate, one of the best parts of my General Conference experience has always been the diversity of gifts and creativity shared by the visiting choirs and other artist groups,” said the Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett, worship & music director for the 2016 General Conference. “Now I have the amazing privilege of working directly with this huge pool of talent and commitment as the worship design team does its planning and preparation. I am enormously grateful to all the artists who bless the denomination with their worship leadership each week in settings all around the globe—and especially to those who will take on the hard work involved with coming to Portland in 2016.”

Performance opportunities for invited choirs and ensembles include morning worship and/or a lunchtime showcase venue. Groups are responsible for their own expenses.

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Kevin
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In keeping with the theme some possible tunes;
Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
It’s Too Late by Carole King
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
The Way We Were by Barbara Streisand

Couldn’t help myself. Therefore Go.

Wes Andrews
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Funny Kevin…

Shannon
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Hello! Will organizers be seeking visual or installation art experiences? Experiential visual art can be quite powerful to aid in worship and discussion. Additionally, is there a stipend for artists, since their expenses will NOT be covered?

Wes Andrews
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I attended a UM Large Church conference many years ago in Phoenix, and one of the groups the organizers chose to entertain the attendees was the Phoenix Gay Men’s Chorus. They were wonderful vocalists, but I can’t help but think that the point was not their talent, but was to push the progressive agenda. I wonder if the organizers of GC will seek out this or similar groups for 2016 General Conference.

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