This week the choir will participate in worship, virtually, singing Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd. This setting of Psalm 23 is an African-American spiritual arranged by Larry J. Long, the Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany in New York City. The combined choirs of Adults and Singers studied and recorded their portions of this song at home. Our skilled technician, Matt Lyons, brought all of these recordings together and aligned parts to combine our individual voices into a virtual choir. This week’s prelude is an organ setting of another African-American spiritual, Fix Me, Jesus, arranged by J. Roland Braithwaite (b. 1927), an African-American organist composer who taught at Talladega College in Alabama.
Archives for February 2021
The University Mission Committee and UKirk are excited to announce that the new website www.ukirkuva.org has gone live! The themes of Welcome, Wonder, Work and Worship guide viewers through the site and highlight the inclusive and inviting spirit of both UKirk and WPC. Please enjoy clicking through the links and learning all about UKirk’s programs, staff and student leaders. It is through these efforts that Westminster’s mission to serve our UVA student neighbors is being realized. Special thanks to the design team of Ashley Dunn-Jalenak, Dorothy Piatt, Heather Henry and Nancy Paulson.