The prelude and postlude at the morning services are both culled from French composer Léon Boëllmann's famous organ work Suite gothique (1895). Movement three, Prière, opens the services with a serene musical meditation. Movement two of the suite, the Menuet, closes the services with a majestic triple meter jaunt. The Chancel Choir anthem is Offertory by John Beck. The Ohio native was a well-respected choral composer and conductor who also was instrumental in establishing two music related companies: The University Music House in Columbus and the Beckenhorst Press. His Offertory has become a staple in church choirs across the country since its publication in 1987.
After enjoying good food and fellowship at the annual Taste of Plymouth event, come to the 6:00 p.m. service for a worshipful experience to end your day. Bobby will have an impressive roster of musicians and singers to lead you in song and offer a musical welcome to all as you into the sanctuary. Music by Beck (not John...), Leonard Cohen, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Simon, and Tom Waits will be heard. Hope to see you there!