Stefan Andre Waligur

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location United States
Introduction Stefan Andre Waligur, contemplative, musician/composer, and retreat leader, has served as Liturgical Musician for the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in Washington, D. C.; as Chaplain at American University; and as adjunct faculty at Memphis Theological Seminary. His music has been performed by such ensembles as the Chamber Brass of Boston, the Artaria String Quartet, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. After a life changing visit to the Taize community in France he began to write music in a similar style to be sung at prayer in Catholic and Protestant communities. Although similar to Taize chants, these new chants incorporate American rhythms and harmonies, Celtic melodies, and the call and response style of Indian raga. Now a growing number of churches in the U.S. and abroad are regularly using these chants as part of their liturgical life. In addition, Stefan has been engaged as a teacher of English chant by the Buddhist community, Plum Village which was founded by Thich Nhat Hahn and is located in the south of France. For the past ten years Stefan has traveled extensively while sharing his music in Europe, the United States, and Israel/Palestine.