St. Francis of Assisi Parish sponsors annual Gospel Music Workshop
St. Francis of Assisi Parish is once again sponsoring its annual Gospel Music Workshop. Nationally known composer Rawn Harbor will be facilitating the workshop.
Rawn Harbor is one of the preeminent African American Catholic liturgists and musicians in the U.S. today. A gifted pianist and composer, he is also a much sought-after workshop facilitator, speaker and liturgist. He serves as an adjunct faculty member and director of liturgy and music at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, and adjunct faculty and director of the gospel choir at the University of San Francisco.
“Rawn Harbor offered a Gospel Music Workshop at St. Francis last year, and he was far-and-away the favorite of the attendees who called for a return appearance,” St. Francis Pastor and event organizer, Father Mike Bertram, explains. “Rawn himself enjoyed the workshop so much that he has made it only 1 of 3 engagements that he takes outside of his Oakland base. We are excited to have him back as this year he will highlight Gospel music for Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.”
The event will take place Saturday, March 15, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the parish located 1927 N. Fourth Street. The $10 per person fee includes all music materials, a light breakfast and lunch.
It is open to anyone who appreciates Gospel music, especially choir members, directors, cantors and pastors.