I would be happy to visit your community to lead a workshop or retreat, or an evening of contemplative music, even over Zoom. Please get in touch!
Biography Rachael Weasley grew up in California, then studied music at Oberlin College (2005) and theology at Chicago Theological Seminary (2014). While grassroots-organizing in Chicago for economic and racial justice, she wrote her first book of centering meditation music, Songs of Contemplation for Activists and Christians. Rooted in incarnational process theology, these songs address a divine presence who walks alongside us and sustains our work of love and justice. Sheet music for her new album, Songs of Contemplation for Travelers and Troublemakers, was released in June 2018; and a recording of the new album is on track to be released in 2021. Rachael is currently plotting a new queer activist church in Bellingham, WA, where she lives with her partner David and their toddler and cat.
Taizé The songs on these albums are written in the style of Taizé music: short phrases meant to be sung many times as a form of meditation. Taizé is the name of an intentional community in France, which promotes peace by encouraging people of different countries to worship together in each other's languages. Because each song has so few words, non-native singers can become comfortable and even memorize the words of a song within the first singing. Check out Taizé music on YouTube.