Leader

  • Norene Morrow - Biography
    Norene Morrow - Biography

    Norene Morrow has spent much of her life involved in the music of the church, including over thirty years as a music director in parishes from small congregations to cathedrals in Manitoba, Ontario, and BC. In 2001 she moved to the Okanagan with her family when her husband, the late Allan Reed, became the Dean at St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral in Kelowna. Over the years they worked together and separately giving many workshops related to music, liturgy, and congregational development. Norene has taught courses at Sorrento at least three times and wrote a regular column for the Diocese of Kootenay’s monthly newspaper, “The Highway” for five years. She has a Bachelor of Music (University of Manitoba), a Master of Music (University of Arizona), and a Speech Arts and Drama diploma (ARCT, Royal Conservatory of Music). Currently, she is the music director at St. George, West Kelowna and is once again writing for “The Highway.”

Date

Sunday - Saturday August 04 - 10, 2024

Cost

$325 program/activities

Singing Through These Changing Times

This course is for anyone who participates in the music of the church, from the pew singer to music and worship leaders.

Be prepared to go on a journey that explores how congregational singing can be exciting and more welcoming. We will look into what it means to have a music ministry mindset, understand why we like some hymns and not others, learn how music is chosen, led, and taught in order to make worship more inclusive….and so much more. Most importantly, we will sing many kinds of music. 

Throughout the week participants will also be provided with written reference materials created by the course leader, which they can take back to their parish churches.

Norene Morrow has spent much of her life involved in the music of the church, including over thirty years as a music director in parishes from small congregations to cathedrals. We are honored she is coming to the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre to share her experience, her talent, her voice!

Download a poster: [PDF] [PNG] [JPG]