Vespers & All That Jazz is a worship experience using words and music from a variety of sources to encounter the Sacred. We understand jazz to be a process of making music; music which shapes the service and helps us experience the interruptive Spirit of God in ourselves and others. The style is experiential. Open minds, open hearts, and open ears are essential. Justice, compassion, peace, and wonder are hoped-for responses.
Theme: God’s Holy Way
Scripture: Isaiah 35:8-10
Music: TAULÉ by Alberto Taulé; “Prepare the Way of the Lord” by Jacques Berthier/ Taizé:
“Rise Up Shepherd and Follow” an African American spiritual; FREU DICH SEHR from Geneva, 1551; SIYAHAMBA, a South African melody; VENI EMMANUEL, 15th century French chant.
Musicians: Kevin Madill, piano; Rod McGaha, trumpet; Ike Harris, bass