Reformation Unity Celebration: An Interdenominational Concert

WhenSunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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WhereAsylum Hill Congregational Church
Hartford, CT

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ContactJack Bowman, DMA, Artistic Director
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Remembering the Reformation Quincentennial, and Celebrating Unity Today

The Reformation Unity Celebration celebrates the unity emerging today throughout Christianity, while also remembering the 500th anniversary of the Reformation launched by Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the doors of the Castle Cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany.
The program includes J.S. Bach’s Cantata #80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony #5 The Reformation, along with contemporary works by Daniel Hughes, Craig Courtney, and Ken Medema/Mark Hayes. The program finale is Cesar Franck’s, Psalm 150, with the quintessential message of Christian Unity: “Let everything that has breath, Praise the Lord!”
A 3:15 pm pre-concert lecture by the Reverend Dr. Richard Reifsnyder in the Parish Hall provides background on the conflict between Martin Luther and Pope Leo X and the emerging unity among churches today.
Admission to the concert is $25 for adults, $10 for children, youth, and students. Admission is payable at the door, cash or check only, please.