The music department at Covenant College will present the annual Hymn Festival, this year titled “Singing of Christ through the Centuries,” on November 1. Directed by associate professor of music Dr. Scott Finch, the concert will be held in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel at 8:00 p.m.
“Our Covenant Scots are excited to trace God’s faithfulness through the centuries of early church hymnody to present-day expressions of God’s faithfulness,” said Finch. “Our brass ensemble, consort, orchestra, and choirs will be presenting compelling examples of hallmark hymns in a collaborative effort.”
The evening will begin with hymn texts from the first century and continue through the 21st century. Professors and students will read Scripture passages to transition between centuries. Those in attendance will join in singing many of the hymns, including Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, and Of the Father’s Love Begotten.
“Our prayer is that this community would continue to embrace the heritage of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs that have been passed down to us through the ages and see them as relevant to our identity as Christ’s bride,” said Finch.
The hymn festival is free and community members are welcome to join.