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September

Sep 24

CROWNS: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
4 p.m.

At Great Presbyterian Church (333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA), this event is sponsored by The Center for Sacred Music and the Great Bridge Presbyterian Candlelight Concert Series. With a nod to Michael Cunningham’s book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, singers Norma Bass, Cassandra Howard, Joy Vernon ’17, and Patrice Glover ’18, perform classic spirituals interspersed with readings selected from Cunningham’s first-person accounts.

 

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Sep 28

Ann Cyptar, Voice Pathologist
11 a.m.

“When Jacob came close to Isaac his father, blind Isaac said “I know this voice . . .” (Genesis 27:22) Ann Cyptar, voice pathologist with the Riverside Health Systems, explains how the voice works, signs of injury, and healthy habits for a lifetime of speaking and music-making. This Sound and Symbol Lecture Series event is in Fine Arts 9 and is open to all.

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October

Oct 1

Reforming! A Hymn Festival
4 p.m.

At Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal (560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA), this Monumental Moment is sponsored by The Center for Sacred Music and the American Organists Guild-Tidewater Chapter. The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Just as the rumblings of reform bubbled through Europe long before, the echoes of a transforming Church continue to this day. Join in a hearty afternoon of singing hymns of the Christian faith led by chapter organists Geoffrey Bell '09 (Hidenwood Presbyterian-Newport News), Stephen Cook (First Presbyterian-Norfolk), Kevin Kwan (Christ & St. Luke’s-Norfolk), Bradley Norris (St. Andrew’s Episcopal-Newport News) and Marjorie Setnicky (Christ & St. Luke’s).

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November

Nov 9

Padmarani Rasiah Cantu, Indian dance
11 a.m.

A consummate artist and accomplished choreographer and teacher, Cantu is Director of the Fine Arts Society of Yogaville.  She performs an ancient classical dance of India, the Bharatha Natyam, codified interpretations of prayers from Hindu’s Vedic scriptures considered one of the oldest art forms. Part of the Center for Sacred Music's Monumental Moments, this event is in Hofheimer Theatet and is free to all.

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Nov 16

Brian Hawkins, Luthier
11 a.m.

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord with the music of the lute and harp, to the melody of the lyre . . .”  (Psalm 92) Experienced “tone wood vendor” and luthier Brian Hawkins explains wood’s properties and his proprietary bracing system which results in his stellar reputation for hand-building the finest hand-crafted acoustic and electric guitars. Part of the Center for Sacred Music's Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, this event will take place in Fine Arts 9.

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