The Annual Christmas Worship Services featuring the Perkins Seminary Singers and the Meadows Chorale will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 4 and 8 pm in Perkins Chapel.
The services offer a tapestry of song and prayer on the theme "and on earth peace..." with selections from around the world. Three of the four canticles from the book of Luke mention peace. Drawing especially from the Canticles of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79) and of the Angels (Luke 2:14), the choral and congregational song will view the Advent season through various perspectives on peace.
Musicians include the Meadows Chorale, directed by Pamela Elrod, Director of Choral Activities, Meadows School of the Arts, and Seminary Singers, directed by C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor of Church Music and director of the Sacred Music Program at Perkins School of Theology. Christopher S. Anderson, Associate Professor of Sacred Music, will serve as the organist for these services.
Guest instrumentalists including a marimba ensemble, percussion, and trumpets will join the singers in presenting music by Bernstein, Britten, Hogan and Bach as well as composers from Argentina, Taiwan, Israel, Palestine, and Zimbabwe.