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.
Scripture: Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11
Music: PICARDY, 17th century French carol; BRIDEGROOM by Peter Cutts; “God Beyond All Names” by Bernadette Farrell; COMFOR by Michael Joncas; TERRA BEATA, traditional English melody; and McDANIEL by Charles H. Gabriel
Musicians: Kevin Madill, piano; Matt Davich, woodwinds; and John Ownby, bass