Monday, July 13, 2009

Cathedral's Saint Cecilia Choir featured in hymn festival, July 14 - Free, 7:30 p.m.

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"Hear the Children Lift Their Voices"

All are welcome to come enjoy a July evening of hymns and anthems featuring the delightful voices of the Saint Cecilia Choir, the choral ensemble for young singers at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The hymn festival will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, and is one of the feature events of the Hymn Society Annual Conference being hosted by St. Olaf College July 12 through 16. The conference theme is “A Little Child Shall Lead Them.” Participants in the July 14 festival, “Hear the Children Lift Their Voices,” include the Saint Cecilia Choir, the Cathedral’s adult choir, the Cathedral Brass Ensemble, Michal Sobieski, violinist, and the entire assembly. Marilyn and James Biery will be conducting and playing the organ, and Michael Silhavy will offer commentary on the hymns.

The festival will feature the premiere of a new hymn text by Marilyn Biery, “A little child shall lead them,” to BETHOLD, a tune by Mark Sedio (Director of Music at Central Lutheran Church). Marilyn has arranged the new hymn for children's voices, congregation, violin, and organ. Augsburg Fortress has published the new arrangement in time for the convention.

Admission is free. The Cathedral is handicap accessible, and parking is available on the street and in the lot at the corner of Summit and Selby Avenues.

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