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Wednesday Community SING at Eden Seminary

  • Eden Theological Seminary 475 East Lockwood Avenue Webster Groves, MO, 63119 United States (map)

We'll kick off Sharing the Song with a Community SING in the Werhli Chapel of Eden Theological Seminary. Join celebrated composer, teacher, and song leader Alice Parker and Paul Vasile as we lift our voices in song, experiencing music from a range of musical traditions, cultures, and styles.

The event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome to join us, whether you read music or 'catch' the music by ear. We'll gather in the Wehrli Chapel at the heart of the Eden campus, a comfortable, acoustically resonant space for unaccompanied singing. The chapel is located on the second floor of Press Hall and is fully acessible. There is ample parking around the campus. 

Register HERE!

You are also welcome to attend an additional SING at Eden Seminary on Friday evening.

SINGS led by Alice Parker have delighted groups all over North America since she began leading them forty years ago. They invite people of all ages and backgrounds who wish to sing together. The music can be sacred or secular, sung without accompaniment with the aim of welcoming what singers can provide with their own voices and imagination. 

The focus is on melody—that which can be sung by one voice, that miraculous combination of words, rhythms and pitches. Ms. Parker teaches by modeling, ‘lining out’ the melody so that what the listener learns is a totally convincing, musically satisfying song. The group repeats each phrase, listening for ever more-subtle inflections, until the mood and sound of that melody are established. Then the group is invited to improvise a setting according to suggestions made by the leader: sing an echo, make a round, try an ostinato, or harmonize.

Our Wednesday evening SING is sponsored by Music That Makes Community, a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate communities’ spiritual life through singing.

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