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Praying with Handel's Messiah- Unto us a child is born

Euan Tait returns to Ammerdown, as part of our Advent time of praying and preparation for Christmas, to explore the joyful transformation of heart and spirit that Handel’s Messiah’s Part 1 Christmas music

represents. While the opening Symphony is both a solemn prayer and a release of joyful energy that foreshadows the Christmas music. The opening numbers reveal God reaching out to us afresh when we still long for redemption – touching those aspects of ourselves that are still struggling. The Christmas music sings of our new spiritual freedom, God calling to us to rediscover His love and salvation as a new gift, almost as if received for the first time.

Euan is a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing,  his other passions are music and spirituality. He is an experienced librettist with an international reputation - he has had recent major premieres in the US, the UK and Norway. He also leads ‘Praying with Music’ retreats across the UK. “.. a knowledgeable and passionate leader….I was amazed at the depth of knowledge and the obvious love of the retreat leader for his subject…he is both humble and humorous, a good combination…it really was superb…”(Participant 2017)

Led by: Euan Tait

Please arrive for 6pm on Friday. Retreat ends with lunch on Sunday

Euan Tait returns to Ammerdown, as part of our Advent time of praying and preparation for Christmas, to explore the joyful transformation of heart and spirit that Handel’s Messiah’s Part 1 Christmas music represents. While the opening Symphony is both a solemn prayer and a release of joyful energy that foreshadows the Christmas music. The opening numbers reveal God reaching out to us afresh when we still long for redemption – touching those aspects of ourselves that are still struggling. The Christmas music sings of our new spiritual freedom, God calling to us to rediscover His love and salvation as a new gift, almost as if received for the first time.

Euan’s day job is a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, but his other passions are music and spirituality. He is an experienced librettist with a growing international reputation - he has had recent major premieres in the US, the UK and Norway. He also leads ‘Praying with Music’ retreats across the UK. “.. a knowledgeable and passionate leader….I was amazed at the depth of knowledge and the obvious love of the retreat leader for his subject…he is both humble and humorous, a good combination…it really was superb…”(Participant 2017)

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Residential

R4818-R

Praying with Handel's Messiah

Starts: 30th November, 2018

Ends: 2nd December, 2018

Full cost: £240.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

Please arrive for 6pm on Friday. Retreat ends with lunch on Sunday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Non-residential

R4818-NR

Praying with Handel's Messiah

Starts: 30th November, 2018

Ends: 2nd December, 2018

Full cost: £160.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

Please arrive for 6pm on Friday. Retreat ends with lunch on Sunday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.