Hymns as Spiritual Nourishment

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TWO WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 8 & 15, 6:45-8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall only. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family).

A two-part Cathedral Commons forum with Michael Kleinschmidt, Canon for Cathedral Music 

Canon Kleinschmidt will lead a two-part exploration of the wonderful world of hymns on Wednesday evenings, March 8 and 15. Focusing on the hymns we will sing this Lent and Holy Week, the discussion will attempt to answer questions such as: Why do some hymns touch our hearts more than others? What ingredients of word and melody do our most enduring hymns share? How may I participate in singing a hymn in church, even when I am unfamiliar with the melody? How may hymns enrich my own devotional life? We will sing, we will laugh, and we may even shed a tear or two in our exploration together.

UPDATE March 10: You are welcome to attend Part Two even if you missed last Wednesday. In addition, all are invited to a Saint Mark’s Singers Open Rehearsal immediately following the Cathedral Commons presentation. The choir is actively recruiting new members, and now is the time to spend some time with the choir and learn who they are and what they’re all about.

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