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Festival of sacred music celebrates Quaker song

by Louisville Seminary | May 05, 2010
The public is invited to join the community of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in a special service of sacred music and worship, Friday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m., in the Frank H. and Fannie W. Caldwell Chapel.

The Festival of Sacred Music is based on the lyrics and meaning of the Quaker song, "How Can I Keep from Singing?" The program will include classical and contemporary music selections, including Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and Faure’s Pie Jesu, Paul Halley’s Freedom Trilogy of South African songs and arrangements, and Allen Pote’s A New Song, based on Psalm 96 and Isaiah 43:1b-3a. The worship service, prepared in collaboration with the Chapel Ministries Program at Louisville Seminary, will also include Communion.

The Seminary Choir, which is comprised of students, employees, and friends of Louisville Seminary, under the direction of Dr. Louie Bailey, will present the Festival. With solo performances by Seminary student Rachel Helgeson, alto, and Joshua Steinbach, boy soprano, and instrumentalists, students Brennan Pearson, Stephanie True, and Marena Vittorio, and faculty, Amy Plantinga Pauw and Brad Wigger, the Festival will be rich with cultural texture.

In addition to serving as Organist and Seminary Choir Director at Louisville Seminary, Dr. Louie L. Bailey is Minister of Music at Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., and Music Director at The Temple Adath Israel Brith Sholom. He began serving at the Seminary in 2009.

Caldwell Chapel is located on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary at 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205. For more information, call 502.992.9358 or 800.264.1839.

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