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BPC Hymn Festival planned for Feb. 26
MOUNT VERNON -- A festival
of hymns that follows the theme of "Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs" is
planned at Brewton-Parker College on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The third annual Hymn Festival in Saliba Chapel begins
at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
The Hymn Festival will feature a combined choir that includes
the Brewton-Parker College Concert Choir, Choral Society
and Brass Ensemble, as well as soloists from the community
and representatives from area church choirs.
Dr. Pierce Dickens, associate professor of music and the
Quinelle McRae Sikes professor of Piano at Brewton-Parker,
will accompany the choir on the Sally Groves Memorial organ.
"The entire service will consist of the congregation
singing favorite beloved hymns and the reading of God's
Word," said Dr. Mark Bowdidge, an assistant professor
of music and choir director at Brewton-Parker. "This
year's festival features a themed service of worship through
song, drawing from the diverse repertoire of worship songs
used in churches."
Area pastors will provide narration for the program. Participating
pastors include: Bucky Kennedy of First Baptist Church
in Vidalia; David Carter of First United Methodist Church
in Vidalia; Ben McFather of Alamo Baptist Church; Nita
Crump-Howard of the Mount Vernon, Ailey and Long Pond United
Methodist churches; and other community leaders.
The list of hymns includes: "Wonderful Grace of Jesus", "No,
Never Alone", "Rejoice, the Lord is King", "O
for a Thousand Tongues to Sing", "Open Our Eyes
Lord", "There's Something About That Name", "Soon
and Very Soon", "Let All Things Now Living", "Old
Ship of Zion", "On Eagle's Wings" and "My
Shepherd Will Supply My Need."
Inquiries concerning the Hymn Festival may be directed
to Cindy Hughart, Music Division secretary, at 583-3136.