Songs of gratitude, praise, and thanks.
Ukuleleist Stuart Yoshida brings a Hawaiian flair to the musical offerings at the 9:00 a.m. service. Bassist Peter Strening and cantor Blair Carpenter also join.
A brief fanfare-like setting of the hymn "Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs" by Mark Sedio opens the 11:00 a.m. service in a joyful invitation. The classic hymn of gratitude "Now Thank We All Our God" will be heard at the Postlude in Sigfrid Karg-Elert's famous chorale prelude setting, a staple of the organ repertoire.
The Chancel Choir offers "Behold Now, Bless the Lord" by John Corina, a fanciful dance-like work that exudes joy as it navigates a plethora of irregular time signatures.
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.