Taizé is a chanting and meditation service that has gained quite a following in North Hollywood, CA. Having started in September of 2008, the service includes singing bowls, inspired readings, vipassana meditation along with contemporary chants including original pieces as well as familiar music such as The Beatles, and Annie Lennox. The testimonials below speak to the profound healing effect of this hour of communal quiet and sound vibration.
For more information about Taizé services, please email Joanne directly.
Some singers just sing and perform. Joanne moves people as she becomes the song.
Revs. Kirk and Sandy Moore
Joanne leaves her performer persona behind, allowing herself to become a vessel through which the message of the song is beautifully revealed, without trying to draw attention to herself.
Rev. Marc LaPonce
North Hollywood Church Of Religious Science
The Taizé service is the most beautiful, spiritual, soul-touching experience that I have ever had. The chants resonate within me, bringing tears of joy at the awareness of my Oneness. This service is a blessing.
A Spiritual Breeze fills the air throughout the Taizé service at North Hollywood Church of Religious Science. Music mixes with a calm and loving vibrational energy that fills the heart and releases love with every note.
Attending your Taizé services is a very wonderful, magical, centering, and calming experience. I look forward to them, and try to attend as often as possible.
Thank you for bringing this incredible experience into my life.
Joanne’s organization and leadership of the Taizé service is inspiring, comforting and uplifting. Her beautiful voice and spirit have helped me immeasurably in my spiritual practice.
I was so touched by the beautiful Taizé service I attended I think I cried all the way through. Music speaks to the soul like nothing else I know and I came away lighter and clearer, it was a truly unique and profound experience. Thank you so much Joanne for your wonderful facilitation and all the love you bring to what you do. I am truly grateful.
Taizé creates an amazing sacred place in the NHCRS sanctuary. It enables me to seamlessly enter the God space and yet know I am totally with every individual present. As the service proceeds I can enter into the ONENESS deeply. Lynne Romanowski
…. no matter what, I will continue to make myself available for your wonderful, uplifting, healing, beautiful service, and the moving sound of your voice.
Blessings, with thanks,
Joanne, I attended my second Taizé service last night and I just want to express to you how very much I appreciate the gift you are giving everyone through that ministry. Last night’s event was deliciously yummy. Thank you so very much.
Again tonight the Taizé service was so special that I feel compelled to tell you how inspiring I find it. Thank you for your vision for this service and your dedication to it. The only thing that would make it better would be if it occurred monthly rather than every other month. Any chance of that happening? Bless you.