A unique, interactive event celebrating the beauty, power, and mystery of the Psalms. Featuring world-premiere performances of new psalm settings by composers from around the world, paired with opportunities for fellowship and conversation led by an ecumenical group of Boston clergy. Open to all.
Part concert, part “musical Bible study”, this ecumenical event will feature brand-new compositions based on three famous psalms (13, 57, and 148), set to music independently by a diverse group of composers hailing from different Christian traditions. Hearing three settings of the same psalm will provide a unique way for participants to engage with Scripture, opening up new avenues of interpretation and understanding. The performances will be followed by an informal time of fellowship and discussion, led by an ecumenical group of clergy and teachers, in which participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with Christians from a variety of backgrounds. Participants will leave the event with fresh insights into Scripture, a deeper appreciation of its depth, and new ideas about how to apply what they have learned to their spiritual lives.
Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Click here for more information and to register.
Presented by Old South Church and Deus Ex Musica, an ecumenical project that promotes sacred music as a resource for learning, discipleship, and spiritual growth. https://www.deus-ex-musica.com/
Michael Balboni, Interim Associate Minister, Park Street Church. Harvard Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality
Rev. June Cooper, Theologian-in-the-City, Old South Church. Executive Director, City Mission Boston
Rev. Pablo Gomis, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston