Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ars longa, vita brevis

Every year, our local ministerium celebrates the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with an ecumenical service featuring separate musical offerings by four local church choirs, followed by two anthems performed as a massed choir.

This year, St. John's choir dedicated our performance to Mr. Rodger Maro, who had been our organist and choir director for the last 15 years, until his death on June 23, 2013. We love and miss Rodger, and our last year with him was a time of great sadness but also of great closeness. Our wonderful new organist and choir director, Trish Fronczek, was key in helping us to prepare this musical tribute.

The MP3 file that Trish recorded is at the link below. The first anthem is entitled, "Simple Song of Peace," and the second is "Night of Silence," which we sang a cappella. Preceding the performance, you will hear Phyllis Sowers, head of the choir, announcing the dedication.

Click here! You might also have to click "Download" to actually hear anything.

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