Lifting the Spirits – Do It By Chants
Join us in this Spring Forum Celebration on May 4-5. It’s shaping up to be a unique and wonderful one-time event!
This is our 14th Annual Spring Forum, and we we’re excited to Lift Our Spirits with five forms of sacred chants from different traditions.
Friday evening, May 4th
Christ Church Gabriola
2600 South Rd Gabriola
Early Friday evening, May 4th, and under the direction of Hiromi Bradshaw, the Gabriola Women’s Gregorian Choir, Insla Laetitiae (Island of Joy), will demonstrate this sacred style of chant and encourage participation in the beautiful setting of Christ Church.
A simple ‘monastic style’ supper of soup and bread will be provided by the planners and the evening will conclude with closing Gregorian Chants.
Saturday, May 05th
9:30 am-3:30 pm
1060 Murray Rd
We will continue the experience of wonderful chanting in Hindu, Sufi and modern traditions on Saturday at the Netloft, led by Tejomaya, Leah Hokanson, and Allannah Dow and and later joined by Tina Jones.
On May 5th, the Netloft is our venue – with its meditative atmosphere and beautiful outdoor setting of Degnan Bay, to experience four other forms of sacred chant.
In the morning, Pandit Tejomaya leads us in a retreat-like, devotional experience with chants and accompanied short teachings from the Vedic Tradition.
On Saturday afternoon Allannah Dow invites us to learn, listen and move to a selection of gentle, meditative chants and songs inspired by her work with Gabriole Springford and www.Lightonlight.net. Experience how music and movement amplifies our receptivity to the wisdom within a mantra as we also lend our voices to chant it.
And Leah Hokanson offers an invitation to chant together in community musical settings of ecstatic texts of Sufi and Christian Mystics and the poetry of many others. She draws on the uplifting simplicity of the Taizé tradition.
The afternoon will conclude with the Trio Sayso: Tina Jones will accompany Allannah and Leah for a grande finale of Chanting with Spirit!
Saturday’s program will include a Pot Luck lunch. Please label ingredients
to help vegetarians, vegans and any who may have food allergies.
Friday evening – $15.00
Saturday – $45.00
Whole forum – $50.00:
Christ Church, 2600 South Rd
5:00 – Doors open, Registration
5:30 – Welcome
Gabriola Women’s Gregorian Chant
6:30 – Simple supper
7:30 – Contemplative Closing: Gabriola Women’s Gregorian Chant
Netloft, 1960 Murray Rd
9:30 Doors open , registration
10:00 am – Welcome
Tejomaya – Devotional Vedic Chant with short teachings from the Vedic Tradition
12:00 pm – Potluck Lunch
1:00 pm – Allannah – Meditative Chants
2:00 – Leah – Invocations, Taizé style
3:00 – Trio Sayso –Allannah, Leah and Tina
3:45 – Closing
Bookings are closed for this event.