The Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture Fall Symposium

Event time: 
Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 8:45am
Event description: 

Theology and Music

Languages that Shape the Soul

Music as a Theological Discipline


  • “Ancient Musical Practices and Models of Community in Work and Prayer: Living the Psalms with the Nuns of Regina Laudis” - Margot Fassler, Robert S. Tangeman, Professor of Music History
  • “Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chorale Cantatas as Hymn-Sermons” - Markus Rathey, Assistant Professor of Music History, and Simon Carrington, Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting, with the Yale Schola Cantorum
  • “The Improvising Organist: Thoughts on Dancing in Church, the Holiness of Work, and Practiced Spontaneity” - William Porter, Lecturer in Organ Improvisation, and students
  • “Ain’t Dat Good News? Teaching Faith and Heritage through the African American Spirituals” - Yolanda Y. Smith, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, and Jason M. Richardson with the Marquand Gospel Choir
  • Responses and Discussion, led by Guy Martin; Responders: Geoffrey Fairweather, Mark Harvey, Allen LeVines, and Richard Wohlschlaeger