Music for May 29

Many of Sunday’s musical choices will be in honor of our Reckoning with Racism liturgies, as well as to highlight the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We will sing and listen to music that pleads for justice and peace in the midst of violence against African Americans, Asian Americans, and children. We’ll sing hymns by Korean, Japanese, and Indian composers, as well as arrangements of traditional Spirituals. The canticle in place of the psalm will be a poem sung by the choir called “The Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall, set to Anglican chant by David Hurd, one of our foremost living African American composers. Our closing hymn will be the celebrated social justice hymn “Living Justice” with text by William Whitla, who happens to be a former parishioner of Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave in Toronto. The hymn was written “For the Mothers of the Disappeared, and for the People of Tiananmen Square, May 1989.”

A brief reminder that you can buy your Broadway Night tickets in advance this Sunday after both 9am and 11am services, or at the door on Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 4 at 7pm. Thank you for supporting this music program fundraiser and letting the choirs and soloists show off their singing, acting, dancing, and comedic chops!