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Peace and Unity is theme of special service of music

Apr 13, 2009
The Louisville Seminary Choir will present a Festival of Global Sacred Music, Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the Frank H. and Fannie W. Caldwell Chapel on the Seminary campus. The public is invited to attend.

The special service of music will be based on a theme of peace and unity, and it will include music from around the world, including John Bell and the Iona Community, the Taizè Community, Nigeria, Namibia, and the Solomon Islands.

Some of the program pieces will be accompanied by instrumentalists and liturgical dancers, and all of the pieces will be sung by the Seminary Choir, which is comprised of Seminary employees, members of the student body and faculty, and individuals from the Louisville community.

Denise Whittington, who is directing the program, also will offer several organ works that feature the Gregorian chant.

Whittington, who is currently organist and choir director for Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, joined the Seminary community in March to serve as Interim Chapel Organist and Choir Director at Louisville Seminary during the spring semester. She followed Dr. Thomas E. Goetz, who left the Seminary position after serving 12 years to accept a new post in Vera Beach, Fla.

Whittington holds a Master of Church Music degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Among other professional bodies, she is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Music Teacher’s National Association. In addition to Beargrass Christian Church, she has worked with Watkins United Methodist Church and Meadowview Presbyterian Church.

For more information about the program, contact Louisville Seminary at 800.264.1839. Louisville Seminary is located at 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Ky., 40205. Online directions are available at www.lpts.edu/About_Us/Facilities-Maps.asp

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