Bringing Voices Together Songs from Around the World

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Indonesia 2022: Workshop

Songs and resources from around the world, written and translated in different languages, are prominently featured in Voices Together, the new hymnal from Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. What techniques can song leaders use to effectively lead songs from many places? How can resources from both Voices Together and the Mennonite World Conference song books facilitate intercultural relationships?

Benjamin Bergey, Anneli Loepp Thiessen, Anneli was a committee member for the Voices Together hymnal and is the co-director of Anabaptist Worship Network. She is a PhD student at the U of Ottawa, where she researches gender representation in the genre of contemporary worship music. She worships with Ottawa Mennonite Church. Benjamin is an active song leader and conductor. He is assistant professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University, where he conducts the choirs and orchestra and teaches music theory and conducting. In addition to serving as music editor for Voices Together, he is director of music at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and conducts the Rapidan Orchestra.