American Guild of Organists workshop

The Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Music Program of the University of Bridgeport presents a workshop for church musicians and music educators with The Amidons Saturday, April 9, from 9:30-1:30, at the Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts and Humanities, University of Bridgeport.

The Amidons are known for bringing home with a fresh repertoire of great arrangements of a wide range of traditional American secular and sacred songs, including African American gospel and spirituals, old and new American shape note pieces, newly composed pieces and old hymns. These workshops are great both for choral directors and for folks who simply like to sing. The Amidons' energy and warmth encourage people to feel relaxed while empowering groups to create rich and soulful harmonies.

The Amidons have been a mainstay of harmony singing leading for the last decade at major traditional music and dance festivals in the Northeast, at week-long adult harmony singing workshops in Scotland and Vermont, and at the Country Dance and Song Society sponsored summer camps of traditional dance and song. The Amidons are particularly famous for their Sacred Harp and gospel singing workshops at the annual Old Songs Festival (Altamont, NY) and the Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY). Peter has been organizing the greater Brattleboro monthly Sacred Harp sings for over 20 years.

Parking on Park Avenue.

Free to AGO members; $5 for the public.

Reserve with Dottie Cameron at 203-874-2802.