Join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for the annual summer Hymn Sing! You'll have the opportunity to select your favorite hymns or perhaps even play the role of a worship planner for an hour and program hymns based on the scripture reading Proverbs 9:1-6, which extols the virtues of wisdom. We hope to see many of you then.
For the Prelude, violinist Katrina Nelson and pianist Judy Leatherman will offer the "Allegro" from Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, composed in 1775, while only 19 years old. Consider arriving a bit earlier Sunday to hear this sprightly little excerpt.
On the organ, we'll hear German Baroque composer Johann Walther's chorale prelude on "Lobe Den Herren" (the tune for hymn 22 "Sing Praise to God, Who Has Shaped" from The New Century Hymnal). Walther was a composer of 132 chorale preludes for the organ and 14 concerto transcriptions, which served as the model for the concerto output of his famous composer cousin, J.S. Bach, Walther also wrote the first music and musician dictionary in the German language, Musicalisches Lexicon (1732). Very suitably, a fughetta (a short fugue) on the hymn "When in Our Music God Is Glorified" by composer Richard Proulx will end this very music-centric morning service.
At 6:00 p.m., Bobby will be joined by vocalist Blair Carpenter, guitarist Alan Skowron, and bassist Peter Strening as they lead you in song and share their musical talents.
Each week, Director of Music Mark Heiskanen writes a Music Minute previewing the upcoming Sunday's musical offerings and occasionally opines on other music-related topics.
We are blessed by an engaging music program at Plymouth!
Mark Heiskanen has been Plymouth's Director of Music since September 2017. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Mark has experience and great interest in a diverse range of musical styles including jazz, rock, musical theatre, and gospel. He is thrilled to serve a congregation and staff that values diversity and inclusion in all facets of life.