THE CHOIR TRAINING WORKSHOP • Worship and the worshipper • Praise and worship lead ministers -correct dynamics and techniques. • Music ministers and professionalism • Song writing and composition – Becoming a professional song writer • Basic rudiments and theories of music • Recording and album lunch (studio insight) AIMS
Praise/Worship and the worshipper • Praise: • A jubilant thanks offering to God for what He has done for you or someone else.Neh.12:46, Psalm 18:49, Heb 13:15. • Worship: • An intimacy with divinity, expression of awe, love and affection for God for who He is. Psalm 95:6 • A romance of righteousness- (Pastor Chris) Philippians 3:3 • Talking one on one sometimes in a whisper, no more shouting. Gen. 17:3 • Who is a worshipper: • Born again, fill with the Holy Ghost • Response to divine call for worshippers, John 4:23 • offer acceptable sacrifices of praise and worship • Motivate/support others to worship
Praise and Worship Lead Ministers – Correct Dynamics and Techniques. • Who is a praise and worship lead minister?: • Lead singer, takes charge - vocals and instrumentations • Leads praise and worship with enthusiasm and takes responsibility of the flow of worship and service • Draws people into the presence of God getting them ready to receive the Word • model a life of love, sensitivity to the holy Ghost, respect to authority and humility. • Passionate about God’s worship and encouraging others to worship
How To Be A Good Praise and Worship Leader: • Reference to God, live a prayerful and worship- full life • Good relationship with the Holy spirit • Plan for service before service day – Know the lyrics of the songs • Communicate well with Pastor and other leaders on songs plans • Be up to date with the popular songs the congregation can relate to • Start with known songs and introduce unknown ones last • Effective rehearsal with the whole Team including instrumentalists • Master the technical aspects before service starts – Keys, modulations, testing and changing microphones heights, batteries etc. • Do not talk too much, connect with the congregation and model worship • It is not a show time – remember it is about Jesus and not you.
Techniques of good ministrations • Shape of the mouth: mouth should be well opened with oval/ round shape, with a cheerful outlook. • Microphone use – minister and technical team. • Pronunciations • Singing and listening – self, choir team, instruments, conductor etc. • Good vocal control – know your vocal range, vocal exercises and trainings. Ad-lip, borderline singing • Sing all the time – use abdominal muscles and not neck muscles. Listen to and sing with professional ministers.
Yolanda Adams- that name Missippi mass choir – what a friend we have in Jesus 2:50 – 3.30 1:40 -3:00 Yolanda Adams and Donnie mcckurlin – the prayer 2:00 – 4:00
Sinach 0:50 – 1:00 Reference: http://www.ehow.com/info_8491612_roles-praise-worship-leader.html#ixzz28uF6oYE1 Aniet Aliu CE Hounslow Choir