–Hear Petr Eben organ
cycle July 21 and join in hymn sing on July 24—
NJ, June 26, 2013–Princeton Seminary’s weeklong summer
Institutes of Theology and Worship offers two free community concerts. Michael
Bauer, professor of church history and organ at the University of Kansas, will
perform Petr Eben’s dramatic eight-movement organ cycle, “Job,” on Sunday, July
21 at 4:00 p.m. The concert will be held in Miller Chapel on Princeton Theological
Seminary’s main campus.
The performance is based on an
interpretation of the character of Job in the Hebrew scriptures, and begins the
weeklong Institutes of Theology and Worship. Bauer is the author of the
forthcoming book Arts Ministry: Nurturing
the Creative Life of God’s People (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company).
On Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m., Mary
Louise Bringle, professor of philosophy and religious studies and chair of the
Humanities Division at Brevard College, will lead a hymn sing, “Singing of
Wisdom,” in Miller Chapel.
began writing hymns in 1999. Since that time, she has won numerous
international hymn-writing competitions and has been featured as an “emerging
text writer” by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She currently
serves as president of The Hymn Society and chair of the committee to create a
new hymnal for the Presbyterian Church USA.
The hymn sing is part of the Hymn
Festival, which is being held in conjunction with the Institutes of Theology
and Worship. The festival will introduce hymns from the new hymnal Glory to God, that is being prepared for
Presbyterian churches. It includes musical gifts from Christians of all times
Both the organ concert and the hymn sing
are free and open to the public.
The Institutes of Theology and Worship will be held at
Princeton Theological Seminary July 21 through 26. For more information, visit http://www.ptsem.edu/scvm/ or call
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