Join us this Totenfest/All Saints' Sunday as we remember those who have died this past year.
Harpist Alaina Bongers and flutist Rebecca Quillen offer songs of solace and peace by composers William Mahan, Bernard Andrès, and an arrangement of the gospel hymn "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" by Alaina. The Chancel Choir sings a paraphrase of Psalm 23 in Lloyd Larson's setting of "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" accompanied by piano, flute, and textural flourishes from the harp.
Continuing with our alliterative programming approach to the annual Consecration Sunday festivities—Beatles and Burritos this Sunday! Allow me to speak to the first bit.
The Beatles were one of those bands where it just had to be those four to create that magic: the Fab Four. This Sunday, we experience their timeless music and its unique spiritual overtones on this festive Consecration Sunday. Hints of their eclectic musical style and even specific song quotes permeate our congregational songs as well. Easter eggs, if you will!
Hope to see you there as we "all together now" come together to offer pledges of support for a hopeful new year in 2022. Indeed, it has been a long and winding road (had to say it:)
Joining God's vision for a new heaven and new earth.
At 9:00, flutist Aaron McGrew and bassist Peter Strening joins us for a Celtic-inspired musical feast including a Bach-inspired work by legendary Celtic rock band Jethro Tull.
At 11:00, two works from contemporary composer Daniel Pinkham's collection "Music for a Quiet Sunday" from the organ this Sunday. First, excerpts from his partita on the Irish tune "Slane," commonly sung with the text "Be Now My Vision." Lastly, the not-so-quiet "Festive March," a re-imagined sortie utilizing the composer's distinct idiosyncratic musical language.
The Chancel Choir offers "Mighty Are Your Works, O God," a Hal Hopson setting of Mozart's K. 337: a celebration of God's creation.
On the menu this Sunday — an eclectic musical stew.
At the 9:00 a.m. service, the Plymouth Ringers offer their ringing bells and other assorted percussion amid songs of thanks and praise. And the organ speaks.
At the 11:00 a.m. service, a violin sonata excerpt from George Frideric Handel by Harmony Tucker and a Celtic-inspired organ work from composer Hans-André Stamm will be heard. The Chancel Choir offers the Horatious Bonar hymn "O Love of God" in a sparse setting by David Ashley White accompanied by solo violin.