Things kicked off with song, prayer and symbol on the beach, reached by a labyrinth through construction.
The first session was David Haas with a little music and a lot of reflection on the purpose of music liturgy – an invitation to participate in the life of Christ.
There were break out sessions and I was fortunate to attend Keiran Chrichton’s nuanced talk on the difficulties of an Australian musical voice.
Chris deSilva shared his compositions in the other session I attended.
The last session of day one was a moving singing session with David Haas ending with an emotional version of “You Are Mine”.
I am off to the big sing now but this conference has already been a great blessing.