trey-cleggmarch-17-2011-2If you have missed any of our Lenten Series, I Will Praise Him With A New Song: Explorations in Spirituality & Music, redemption is here! We have recorded both of our speakers thus far, Trey Clegg and Debbie Anderson, and you can listen to them by either clicking on the links below or by clicking on the box to the right of this post.

Trey Clegg spoke about the season of Lent and inspiring music to deepen our renewal of the season and not focusing on the dirge that is usually associated with Lent. Trey played classical as well as contemporary pieces from many different traditions.

Click here to listen to Trey.


Debbie Anderson spoke on the role of cantoring in both Jewish and Christian worship and the connection between the two. She sang a number of pieces from the service music in our 1982 Hymnal and introduced us to Plainsong and Anglican chant, as well as singing a number of Jewish pieces sung regularly in the Temple.

Click here to listen to Debbie.

Please join us for the remainder of the series on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm. Next Tuesday, we will have Thornton Jordan, retired professor at Columbus State University, Linda Franklin, hammered dulcimer player, and some other friends to teach us about “Traditions of Southern Church Music including Shape Note Singing.” It will be a lot of fun, so please come and join us for dinner and our program following.