Songs of early America, new beginnings, and faith. Wayfaring strangers we may be—but never alone.
From "Five Dances for Organ" by Calvin Hampton, "Those Americans" possibly expresses the hustle and bustle of the stereotypical American citizen through a flurry of repetitive minimalist figures in this brief charming work. During communion, the classic spiritual "Let Us Break Bread" is re-imagined in a jazz idiom by Charles Callahan. A triumphant and exciting toccata setting of the folk tune "How Firm a Foundation" by Craig Phillips closes the services (just in time for burritos!).
The Chancel Choir will present their first anthem in person since March 2020! The Shaker tune "Simple Gifts" is interwoven with the hoary "Pachelbel's Canon" in a joyful setting by Donald Moore. Lift every voice and sing!
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.