Symposium on Music and Preaching

Event time: 
Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 6:45pm
Event description: 

Listening is Performing - Performing is Listening

A Symposium on Music and Preaching


 

Join us in New Haven to explore three broad repertoires of liturgical music:

  • Jazz
  • Sacred Music of the Black Church
  • Western classical

In an age when virtually everyone you meet is plugged in to an MP3 player or cell phone, and wall-to-wall music weakens our perception of it, how can we lead congregations into an attentive reception of the music of the Church? How can the work of the preacher and musician enhance each other for the sake of conveying the Gospel?

Recent reforms in Christian liturgy have stressed the importance of the collective song of a worshiping congregation. Such acts of full, conscious, and active participation work to unite the assembly and give voice to prayer and praise of the church.

This symposium on music and preaching seeks to build on these reforms, to foster understandings of the ways in which music made by individual musicians and ensembles has the power to communicate the Gospel.

Preachers, presiders, scholars, and musicians will gather at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music for three days to explore three broad repertoires of liturgical music: Jazz, Sacred Music of the Black Church, and Western Classical. Each repertoire will be examined and discussed in lecture and workshop.

How can music that is heard but not sung by an assembly invigorate the worship experience and strengthen the life of a congregation? Join us as we seek to examine these questions.


 

Presenters:

Jonathan Berryman

Bill Carter

Melva Costen

Martin Jean

Palle Kongsgaard

Kim Long

J-Glenn Murray

Ike Sturm and Aurora

Thomas Troeger


 

Schedule:

Sunday, March 8 – United Church on the Green, New Haven

6:45-7:30pm – Registration/Check-in (United Church Narthex)

7:30 – Opening worship Thomas Troeger, preaching

9:00 – Opening reception and Welcome Martin Jean, The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street

              (Van service to New Haven Hotel provided for those who wish it)

Monday, March 9 – Institute of Sacred Music –  409 Prospect Street

Breakfast on your own

8:15 am – Van leaves from New Haven Hotel

8:45 – Morning Prayer  J-Glenn Murray, preaching – Marquand Chapel

9:45 – Coffee Break – Common Room

10:15 – Lecture  Melva Costen: Theological Understandings of Worshipping God through Sacred Music of the Black Church– ISM Great Hall

11:00 – Short break

11:15 –  Joint Session Melva Costen, J-Glenn Murray & Jonathan Berryman: Pastoral and Liturgical Considerations in Service Planning/Sacred Music of the Black Church –– ISM Great Hall

12:15pm – Box Lunch (provided) – Common Room

1:30 – Worship Bill Carter, preaching, and Aurora Ensemble – Marquand Chapel

2:30 – Coffee Break  – Common Room

3:00 – Lecture  Palle Kongsgaard: The Spirit in the Body - the Sacred in Jazz Music – ISM Great Hall

4:00 – Joint Session Bill Carter, Palle Kongsgaard & Ike Sturm: Pastoral and Liturgical Considerations in Service Planning/Jazz – ISM Great Hall

5:00 – Van service to downtown. Dinner on your own.  Free evening. 

Tuesday, March 10 – Institute of Sacred Music/Marquand Chapel

Breakfast on your own

8:15 am – Van leaves from New Haven Hotel

8:45 – Opening Worship Kim Long, preaching – Marquand Chapel

9:45 – Coffee Break (Common Room)

10:15 – Lecture Martin Jean: Of New Wine and Old Wine Skins: Can Old Music Mean Anything New Today? – ISM Great Hall

11:15 - Joint Session Martin Jean & Thomas Troeger: Pastoral and Liturgical Considerations in Service Planning/Western European repertoire –– ISM Great Hall

12:15pm – Box Lunch (provided) – Common Room

1:30 – Panel Discussion Melva Costen, Bill Carter & Martin Jean – ISM Great Hall

3:00 – Coffee Break – Common Room

3:30 – Closing Worship incorporating Jazz, Sacred Music of the Black Church, and Western European repertoires– Marquand Chapel

4:30 – Van service to downtown.