What a Musical March! In addition to each Sunday's mellifluous singing by choir and congregation, there are unique offerings on Saturdays throughout March. The first two offer exploration in Becoming Beloved Community and Connections. The third features Casavant Opus 3941 in a smorgasbord of organ repertoire.
March 4-5: singing and reflecting with Dr. Brandon Boyd, who will also join us on Sunday, March 6 at 10:30.
The Friday event, 5:30-6:30 focuses on "Turning" in the Way of Love. Music, Silence, Readings. Martha is looking for 6 readers to read poetry and prose (by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Rita Dove, Pádraig Ó Tuama, John O'Donohue, and others). If you want to read contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 5 details to come, but go ahead and ink in a 2 pm Music Offering/Concert "Unity."
Saturday, March 19: The Greater Richmond Children's Choir and Rockbridge Youth Chorale present a joint concert at Grace. Casavant Opus 3941 will play a part in the program of music focused on Creation and Care of Creation. GRCC commissioned Grace's Martha Burford to write a piece, and she was granted permission by the Jesse Stuart Foundation to set the poet laureate's "Call It God." Come hear it and all of their rich repertoire.
Saturday, March 26: Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul's, Richmond, Virginia, and Rockbridge County native, will present a program of organ works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Parry, Franck, and others.
These are all varied and unique offerings! I hope you will invite friends to join you and immerse yourselves in the connections and music.
In dulci jubilo,