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Special Music on Sunday, September 27

Peter Lea-Cox, English organist and conductor, will return to St. Mary’s on Sunday, September 27 to lead a service of Morning Prayer at 10AM As we begin a new program year, the service will celebrate the seasons of the Church Year with the music of J.S. Bach. The choir and congregation will sing chorales from the various seasons (Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Trinity), introduced by Bach organ preludes.

In Peter Lea-Cox’s words, “Johann Sebastian Bach’s mind probably combined the deepest understanding of the theological, spiritual and musical that has ever served the Lord Jesus. He would not have countenanced the idea of a service including music from all seasons of the Church Year, however; since he produced liturgical music Sunday by Sunday as the year progressed. In this service, his Chorale Preludes will serve to focus our minds upon the substance of the hymns that we are about to sing.”

Following the service, Peter will lead an Adult Forum on “Bach and Spirituality,” a lecture that he gave recently at the “Bach Discovery Day,” at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, UK, sponsored by the BBC.

Please plan to join us on September 27 as we welcome Peter Lea-Cox for these special musical events!

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