All are welcome to take an afternoon break from the summer heat and join us for this Music in Worship Symposium - an intriguing event of 3 informative presentations relating to developments of music in American churches in light of our current culture and ever changing landscape.
The event culminates in a grand, one hour, concert. Franz Schubert's Miriam's Song of Triumph is a joyful choral work based on the Old Testament account of how Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron, praises God for delivering the people of Israel from the wrath of the Egyptians: "Sing to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and the rider hath be thrown into the sea." The powerful soprano voice, Amanda O'Toole, portrays Miriam's voice as narrative with choral responses. Second in the concert is Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise - one of the grandest Sacred Choral Cantatas of all time! Written for two Sopranos, Tenor soloists and choir, the text is based on various scriptures throughout the Old and New Testaments with the continuous theme of Psalm 150: Everything that has breath... Praise the Lord!
1:00 - 1:50 - Creating Music in Worship with Keith Critcher and Scott Ayers
2:00-2:45 - Is Sacred Space Still Sacred with Aaron Farmer, architect
3:00-3:45 - How do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land with Rev. Dr. George Mason
4:30 - 5:30 - Concert
Tickets not required
Attend any or all of the speaker sessions and concert
Tea and cookies served at 2:45 and 3:45