Thanks to you all for attending the 9:15 Forum last week and asking all the great questions and giving me such interesting feedback!
This Sunday, the Choir will sing the Swedish folk song “Children of the Heavenly Father.” This beloved hymn is suggested by the second reading and is very appropriate for baptism. It appears on but one Episcopal music source: LEVAS 2, the African-American hymnal. We return to the Sanctus (S127) by Calvin Hampton (he wrote the creed we’ve been singing (S105). We’ll also learn and sing twice his Agnus Dei, S374. Now if you look carefully you won’t find that number in the Hymnal 1982 … it is included in the musician’s edition along with lots of other stuff. The final hymn, “Day of Delight,” an Easter hymn in Wonder, Love and Praise to the tune of “In dir ist Freude,” a beloved German hymn which inspired Bach to write an exuberant setting, which we’ll hear at the closing Voluntary.
Evensong fans, please mark down Ascension Day, May 10. Plans are underway for a multi-choir event! Time to be determined. You can also enjoy Evensong at St. Olaf.
The Fisk Connection-Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 we are participating in a progressive recital with GUUC (next door) featuring Kathleen Adams, Francis Conover Fitch, Carl Klein, Michael Kraft, Mark Nelson, and Robert Wech. Each one is connected to the work of the late Charles B. Fisk, whose firm located in Magnolia is world-renowned for superb pipe organs in churches, universities and concert halls. The concert will be narrated by Charles Nazarian describing the connection of the players to Fisk, history of the two remarkable instruments, and information about how the pipe organ sounds. The recital will begin at GUUC and come here at the intermission. There will be a festive reception here following. Click here for tickets, cost is $20/15, under 17 free.