Cynthia, Marcelle, Nick, Paulette and Andrew (behind the piano!) at Pendle Hill, May 2019.
Paulette Meier is joined by Wisdom Community musicians Andrew Breitenberg and Nick Weiland to produce a new CD of Paulette’s chants! The CD is due out by January 2020. We are happy to announce that our fundraising goal for this project has been met! Thanks to all who have contributed so generously; we will alert you when the CDs are ready to be mailed out.
Thanks also to Northeast Wisdom for their support in making the funding campaign happen. We are so grateful for the administrative assistance you provided!
“I am thrilled that this project is moving forward! Paulette’s chants are creating a whole new musical and spiritual art form, introducing mainstream Christian contemplatives to the pearls of transformative wisdom waiting to be discovered in the Quaker mystical tradition, and introducing many Quakers to these treasures as well! “This new album adds fifteen new chants to the repertoire and two talented instrumentalists to the mix. The results are lively, inspiring, moving and deeply practical, all at once. Concepts as subtle and challenging as surrender, inner stillness and compassionate action come powerfully alive through these mystical chants!" —Cynthia Bourgeault These new chants were primarily composed in conjunction with two "Quaker Wisdom Schools" held at Pendle Hill in 2017 and 2019. Quaker educator Marcelle Martin joined Paulette and contemplative Christian author and leader, Cynthia Bourgeault, in co-leading the sessions, and Paulette created new chants based on the inspiring Quaker texts that Marcelle selected for her teachings. At the most recent Wisdom School participants -- a mix of 80+ Quakers and Wisdom Community members -- were so moved by these chants, that they initiated a pledge drive to make sure they could get recorded. Northeast Wisdom, an organization that supports the work of Cynthia Bourgeault and the Wisdom Community in expanding and deepening contemplative Christian practice for spiritual transformation, agreed to serve as the conduit of funds for the project. (You can learn more about their organization at: https://northeastwisdom.org/)*
For more information, or if you'd like us to email you when the CD is available for orders, please contact Paulette directly at email@example.com