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Striking the Right Chord: Music and Prose for Funerals

June 10, 2021 , 6:00pm 7:00pm

sheet music funeral
Gerard Fortune, Gede (Ghede, Guede)

How does one begin to find the right words and music for a funeral or memorial event? Many funerals today involve collaborating with clergy, a secular officiant, or close family members, and yet some decisions can still be ours alone. Through cued musical selections, scripture, poetry, and a powerpoint presentation, we will review basic end-of-life ceremony structure (beginnings, middles, and endings). We’ll contemplate ways to support grief at any gathering, as well as to open the hearts of those present. This program will be led by funeral director Amy Cunningham, who writes about funeral planning at TheInspiredFuneral.com, and will share resources with those in attendance that they may print out and save. 

Free, suggested donation $10. Please consider a donation to Green-Wood when reserving your ticket.

Your donation will help ensure that we can continue to provide engaging and thought provoking programs in death education at little or no cost to you. A Zoom link will be in your confirmation email upon registration.