Tanya Riches … songwrite2018 keynote presenter & musician

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Tanya Riches of Sydney will be the keynote presenter at Songwrite 2018. If you’ve ever sung the song, “Jesus, what a beautiful name,” then you have already encountered her music – although there is much more to Tanya and her music than that: worship leader, song-writer, scholar and consultant.

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Songwrite 2015 Update

Songwrite 2015 is the second national UCA gathering for writers of songs for Christian community worship, in Adelaide, 12-14 June 2015.  Songwrite is an opportunity to write new songs for worship. Whether you are a first-time songwriter or have written some songs, you will have creative space, people to listen and learn from, and the opportunity to score and record your songs.
Guest Musician Rev Malcolm Gordon is an exemplary songwriter and musician from New Zealand. He is a Presbyterian minister, currently serving as the Worsip, Music and Arts Enabler with the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership in Auckland. He co-ordinates the One Voice project at One Voice. Malcolm has recorded several albums including many songs for worship. His music features at malcolmgordon.bandcamp.com and songsthatunite.org.au
Venue: Adelaide West Uniting Church, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park (near Adelaide Airport)
Dates: From 2.00pm Friday 12 June to 2.00 pm Sunday 14 June
Program:  The program includes input from Malcolm Gordon and other experiences songwriters, a lot of creative space to work with others or by yourself if you choose, assistance from mentors, the opportunity to record your song, a Saturday evening informal cafe performance space, and participation in Sunsay morning worship at Adelaide West Uniting Church. SongWrite 2015 Program (200kb PDF)
Cost: $135 inc GST Includes lunch on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Dinners are not included. Local options will be offered. Saturday evening is a café style BYO meal and informal time of sharing music. Click here for online registration. REGISTRATIONS STILL OPEN. Please register as soon as possible to assist with local arrangements.
Transport Transport to and from the venue is your own responsibility. Adelaide West UC is very close to Adelaide airport, and 10 minutes drive from the city on a major bus route.
Accommodation Accommodation is not provided. If you wish us to seek to arrange a local billet, please indicate in the registration process and we will arrange this if possible.
Songwrite is co-sponsored by the Assembly Worship Working Group and the SA Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts. Songwrite is pleased to be associated with Songs That Unite.
Malcolm Gordon will also be leading a series for worship leaders called “Creative Worship Essentials” 15-18 June for Uniting College for Leadership and Theology. More details shortly.
Enquiries For more information, contact Craig Mitchell – craigm@nat.uca.org.au or call 0417 323088