Music for June 18

Some of our hymns and instrumental voluntaries this coming Sunday were chosen In recognition of Juneteenth on Monday, June 19. We commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans by singing traditional Spirituals like “Glory, glory, hallelujah!” and hearing the music of the great turn of the century African-American ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin (seen above).

Other featured music during Sunday’s 10am service includes an excerpt from J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, sung by our professional bass staff singer Dan Gibbs. Dan has degrees in vocal performance from Southern Oregon University and the University of Southern California, maintains a voice, piano, and guitar studio, and recently made his debut with Portland Opera.