A wildly eclectic musical offering on this Annual Meeting Sunday morning.
Libby Larsen's imaginative organ setting of the hymn tune "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds" opens worship on a fresh contemporary note. The tune weaves its way subtly through numerous swirling textures culminating in a wonderfully dissonant restating of this 19th century tune.
The Neo-Baroque stylings of Helmut Walcha are reinterpreted through a cello and organ arrangement of the German chorale "O Jesus Christ, Our True Light" during the Musical Offering. Cellist Lucas Jackson joins.
When confronted with unexpected circumstances, abundant imagination and perseverance is often the remedy. David Bowie speaks to this in his well-known song "Changes" from 1971's "Hunky Dory." Bassist Peter Strening joins vocalist Lucas Jackson and me for a vibrant reading of this still timely and relevant classic. This month also marks the 75th birthday (January 8) and six year anniversary (January 10) of the passing of this great artist.