ALCM Columbus: Cantor Connection is pleased to announce its spring hymn festival, "Through the Church the Song Goes On," on Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. We would be delighted if you could sing in the festival choir. Program details are below, and Chris Dent is our choir conductor. This year we are at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington.
As usual, there is just one rehearsal that afternoon, Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m., with dinner to follow before the service begins. If you would like to sing, please send your name, voice part, and church or institutional affiliation (if any) to NancyRaabe@aol.com.
Or, you can call 614.214.2639. For those who want to see the music ahead of time, we'll get you details soon on how to obtain it.
“Through the Church the Song Goes On”:
Cantor Connection's fourth annual citywide spring hymn festival
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road North, Pickerington
ALCM Columbus: Cantor Connection, the only active local chapter of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM), proudly announces its fourth annual spring hymn festival celebrating the great music of the Lutheran church. This year’s theme is “Through the Church the Song Goes On” and celebrates ALCM’s first quarter-century. It takes place on Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road North, Pickerington, Ohio, 43147.
This year’s festival features creative settings of a number of favorite hymns, including “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” “Voices Raised to You We Offer,” “Come to Us, Creative Spirit,” “Listen, God is Calling,” “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart,” “Thine the Amen,” along with a newly commissioned hymn by Susan Cherwien, “What Joyous Song Unfolding.” It will also include reflections written by key figures in ALCM’s history. Like Cantor Connection’s previous events, the evening showcases a broad array of musicians from across the region and a festival choir. We are delighted this year to be able to include music by all three subjects of our previous hymn festivals, Paul Manz, Carl Schalk and Donald Busarow.
Pieces which include significant parts for the choir are the concertatos "Voices Raised to You We Offer" by Carolyn Jennings, "Thy Strong Word" by Donald Busarow and "O, That I Had a Thousand Voices" by John Ferguson, and the anthem "Precious Lord" by Ed Lojeski.
Founded in 2008, ALCM Columbus: Cantor Connection provides networking, resources and support for Lutheran church musicians throughout Central Ohio. It produces three events annually – a fall workshop, a service of lessons and carols for Epiphany, and a spring hymn festival. Cantor Connection is run entirely by volunteers and operates on contributions. Last year’s spring hymn festival honoring the late Donald Busarow of Wittenberg University attracted an overflow congregation to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Dublin. It proved to be Dr. Busarow’s last public event.
For more information, call 614.214.2639 or visit www.cantorconnection.org.