Bach to Jazz Featured at All Saints’ Chapel During Lent
Thursday, February 15, 2018
All Saints’ Chapel will feature a number of collaborative musical events during the season of Lent.
Geoffrey Ward, organist and choir master, will present a series of four organ recitals on Feb. 21, 28, and March 7 and 14, at 1:15 p.m. in All Saints’ Chapel. Each recital will last approximately 20 minutes, offering a perfect mid-day break from the routine. Repertoire will include works of Bach, Buxtehude, Böhm, in addition to hymns of the season. On Feb. 21, 100 students from Sewanee Elementary will attend the recital to experience the Chapel organ as part of an outreach initiative.
All Saints’ Chapel will host the Chattanooga chapter of the American Guild of Organists on Sunday, Feb. 25. At 4 p.m. the choir, under the direction of Ward and accompanied by Ken Miller, assistant professor of church music at the School of Theology, will sing Evensong followed by an organ recital performed by Ward and Miller. Service music includes preces and responses by Ayleward, canticles and motets by Charles Wood and organ music of J.S. Bach.
On Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m., the University Choir will join forces with the Kash Wright Trio and Sewanee Praise to present a Jazz Eucharist. The collaboration will include favorite traditional hymns “Come thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Amazing Grace” and “Rock of Ages,” led by the trio and combined choirs. Prakash Wright is a teaching professor in the department of music at the University of the South.
All Saints’ Chapel is located on University Avenue on the campus of the University of the South.