Sing For Joy


Taize Singing

The Taizé Community, in France, was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schutz. “Since my youth, I think that I have never lost the intuition that community life could be a sign that God is love, and love alone. Gradually the conviction took shape in me that it was essential to create a community with men determined to give their whole life and who would always try to understand one another and be reconciled, a community where kindness of heart and simplicity would be at the centre of everything.”
Today, it is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations. By its very existence, the community is a “parable of community” that wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.
Many people travel from all over the world for prayer, Bible study, sharing communal work and to experience the rich, harmonic singing at the Community.
Taize songs are beautifully harmonic. They are sung in various languages and are often repetitive, invoking a reflective, peaceful state in the singers.

Hear samples of Taize songs

(Click on the link and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Play icon beside any song)

In the Taize workshops and choir, you will learn songs from Taize and other spiritual centres. With repetition of the songs you can leave the mind behind and drop into a deeper heart space.

Taize singing evenings, Point Chevalier     ALL WELCOME
Come and enjoy these evenings of singing this simple but beautiful harmonic music in a mellow atmosphere.

They are held on the last Friday of each month:
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