This Sunday the St. Michael’s Singers offers an intense, emotional anthem at the 9 am service called My Eternal King by Jane Marshall (1924-2019). Although its 17th century poetic text is not as theologically progressive as it could be, we hope the music’s vibrancy and romanticism moves you. It was the first anthem the Methodist Marshall ever composed as a 26-year-old homemaker and has become a staple across many Protestant denominations. At 11 am you’ll hear the joyful round Praise ye the Lord! by the Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767).
Save the date for an upcoming musical event at St. Michael’s on Sunday, November 27 at 4pm. Ensemble Boulanger (ensembleboulanger.com), founded by Artistic Directors Hannah Brewer and Emma Riggle, will be presenting a recital of vocal and piano music for Thanksgiving and Autumn by 19th and 20th century women composers Nadia & Lili Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade, Amy Beach, and Fanny Hensel (Mendelssohn). They will be joined by guest artist Brian Fairbanks on flute. Admission is by freewill donation, and there will be light refreshments following the program. (“Boulanger” also means baker!)