UPDATED WITH VIDEO
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online only.
Please join Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt and Canon for Intergenerational Ministries Wendy Claire Barrie for learning and conversation about the psalms—how and why we read, chant, and sing them.
After an outline of the history and structure of the Book of Psalms itself, Canon Barrie will explore why we read these ancient Jewish poems and how we understand and pray them in our Christian context today. Then Canon Kleinschmidt will present the various different ways that psalms are given breath and life in our worship tradition. Where does our tradition of "plainchant" come from? How does "Anglican chant" work? What exactly is a "metrical paraphrase"? What's special about the Peter Hallock psalm settings we sing so often?
This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming PSALMATHON! with the Evensong Choir (Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the cathedral nave).
A complete video is available below: