Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3pm
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
55 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
How Sweet the Sound is all about learning from one another: what can a musical style from one Christian tradition reveal about another? What can we learn about one another through musical collaboration and experimentation? And how can music help us build bridges across communities?
How Sweet the Sound addresses these questions by showcasing a newly composed setting of an Orthodox Vespers in the style of black gospel music, written by Dr. Shawn Wallace, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Orthodox practitioner. Drawing on familiar tunes from both black gospel and Orthodox musical settings, this setting will highlight the sometimes unacknowledged connections between these traditions and reveal our commonalities as Christians.
Expert performers in the black gospel tradition will be joined by two excellent speakers who will contextualize the performance. Fr. Moses Berry is a priest in the Orthodox Church of America, who specializes in the connections between African Orthodoxy and the African-American experience. Dr. Peter Bouteneff is the Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, and much of his work explores the expanding and flexible role of music in Orthodox Liturgy.
How Sweet the Sound will show the power of music to create unity and dialogue across traditions. We hope you will join us!Click Here to Order Tickets