Ana Hernández

composer, arranger, workshop facilitator, author, and mischief maker

  • Sleepless near Seattle (Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music)

    September 27-30, 2017
    WA

    A long meeting hopefully crafting beautiful liturgies, but more than likely listening to too many people nitpicking about so many small things that Jesus never cared about. However, there will be breaks, and singing! Some of my favorite people will be be there, and even more of my favorite folks will be freed from their own meetings. We will all share meals and possibly even drinks before bed (except for the very serious ones, who will continue to meet through dinner and playtime).

    Location: Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center Directions...

  • Center for Congregational Song Launch!

    October 15-16, 2017
    TX

    If you have a passion for congregational song, save these dates!

    The Center for Congregational Song is the new education and  resource arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The CCS will be an online platform, connecting people to vital resources on congregational song.

    The first director is Brian Hehn. Great guy. Great work.

    Join us for the Launch Party in Dallas!

    For more information, and to register, visit the website: http://www.thehymnsociety.org/ccs

    Location: Dallas, TX Directions...

  • Episcopal Diocese of Northern CA Convention

    November 3-4, 2017
    CA

    I’ll be leading a workshop on paperless music on Friday morning from 9-noon (remember when it was called ‘singing by rote’?), then gathering music, services. and lots of singing until Saturday afternoon.

    More info soon!

     

     

    Location: Lions Gate Hotel 3410 Westover Street McClellan, California, 95652 Directions...

  • Not-So-Churchy

    November 13, 2017
    NY

    Open Spaces. Freshly Baked Bread. Lots of Music. Chocolate and Coloring Books. I’ll be joining the fine people of Not-So-Churchy at 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th). Come! We gather at 6:45 pm for chocolate, fruit, and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome! Who are these Not-So-Churchy people, you may ask: Not So Churchy is an intimate worshipping community that creates our own services month by month, outside the structures of the traditional church. We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids — kids are an integral part of our community and we know them as full participants. We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of, to our space together. There is always laughter You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that’s Not So Churchy. http://www.notsochurchy.org/

    Location: 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th) Directions...

  • Not-So-Churchy

    December 11, 2017
    NY

    Open Spaces. Freshly Baked Bread. Lots of Music. Chocolate and Coloring Books. I’ll be joining the fine people of Not-So-Churchy at 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th). Come! We gather at 6:45 pm for chocolate, fruit, and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome! Who are these Not-So-Churchy people, you may ask: Not So Churchy is an intimate worshipping community that creates our own services month by month, outside the structures of the traditional church. We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids — kids are an integral part of our community and we know them as full participants. We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of, to our space together. There is always laughter You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that’s Not So Churchy. http://www.notsochurchy.org/

    Location: 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th) Directions...

  • Berea College Residency, Pt. I

    March 27, 2018
    KY

    I’m so excited to be in Residency at Berea College in Kentucky late March 2018! Three days of teaching, listening, learning, and lots of singing.

    On Tuesday, March 27th, I’ll preach and lead music at the weekly chapel service. Later that afternoon, there’ll be time with student chaplains and Interfaith Ambassadors. That evening, join us for a community sing at Union Church in Berea.

    Details to come.

    Continued on Wednesday, below.

     

    Location: Berea College Directions...

  • Berea College, Pt. 2: Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education

    March 28, 2018
    KY

    Have I mentioned that Berea College has been integrated since the 1860s? Yes, you read that right; the 1860s.

    Here’s Berea’s great Commitment:

    “To assert the kinship of all people and provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites.”

    On Wednesday, I’ll give a lunch presentation for faculty and staff at the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education. There will be singing, talking, listening, and noticing. Can’t wait.

     

    Directions...

  • Berea College Residency Pt. III

    March 29, 2018
    KY

    On Thursday, I’m excited to spend time with the Spiritual Seekers, a weekly interfaith student group that meets over lunch.

    Have I mentioned that Berea is the only one of America’s top colleges that awards every enrolled student a no-tuition promise? No student pays for tuition. They say it’s the best education money can’t buy.

     

    Location: Berea College, KY Directions...