We’re delighted to be again hosting Nickomo and Rasullah’s Harmonic Temple in the Church Rooms, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK on 16 March 2013.
‘The Harmonic Temple’ is a collection of chants in four part harmony using short texts from a broad spectrum of spiritual traditions. When sung repeatedly in an open-hearted manner, a special ambience develops; a feeling of being in a Sacred space created by the sound of the harmony, which for want of a better expression, Nickomo calls ‘the Harmonic Temple’.
Having a particular, or any religious belief is not necessary to engage with and benefit from singing Harmonic Temple songs. Ultimately what works or doesn’t is the experience of the music itself and the singing of it, which is a direct experience independent of any belief system.
Nickomo and Rasullah Clarke are both experienced workshop leaders of Voice and Song, they share an interest in the diversity of global harmony and singing styles. Together they have also created a large selection of Dances of Universal Peace particularly those based on the Celtic tradition.
Nickomo is a musician, singer, composer and choir leader and has become particularly well known for his Harmonic Temple pieces. Easy to learn and beautiful to sing, they arose initially from the wish to create pieces like the chants of Taize, but encompassing more spiritual traditions and musical styles. Over the course of time they have embraced rounds, canons and other polyphonic forms and have included affirmations in the English language as well as mantras. The ‘Harmonic Temple’ itself is the magic soundspace created by the inner and outer harmonies of the group. Nickomo leads choirs, singing groups and workshops. He arranges a lot of material for choirs and has produced several books of music and CDs.
Rasullah has been a Dances of Universal Peace teacher since 1987 and this has made her aware of the way people from all spiritual traditions of the world use song to touch in with their deepest selves for prayer, praise and healing. As a trained counsellor she combines song and dance with ritual. Like Nickomo she shares a passion for the land and nature and celebrates the Celtic festivals of the year with song, dance and ritual using themes from different Celtic customs associated with each of the festivals. She is an avid gardener and spends most of her free time in the veggie garden!
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This Harmonic Temple takes place on Saturday 16th March 2013 from 10 am – 4pm in the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
Cost: £25 (concessions: £20). Please bring some food for a shared lunch.
To book onto this event, or for more information, please email or phone me, Tony Nec:
Phone: +44 (0) 1208 873 974