Sounds on Oberlin Concert – Caminemos con Jesús
January 21 3:00 pm | Sanctuary
2023-24 Concert Series
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Caminemos con Jesús
January 21, 2024
3:00 p.m. | WMPC Main Hall
Explore Latin Grammy nominated composer and performer Tony Alonso’s groundbreaking collection of liturgical music that calls on his own Cuban musical heritage to provide new ways of singing the liturgy in Spanish, English or bilingually. Caminemos con Jesús not only utilizes rich Cuban idioms but also explores what style and musical form can teach us about praying together across cultural and linguistic boundaries. This concert is offered in partnership with the WMPC Theologian in Residence program.
About Tony: Tony Alonso is a Latin Grammy nominated composer of sacred music and a scholar whose work responds to the diverse realities of contemporary culture. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, Tony’s compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. His music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. Tony holds a Bachelor of Music in choral conducting from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in theology from Loyola Marymount University, and a PhD in religion from Emory University. He is currently Aquinas Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he also serves as the inaugural Director of Catholic Studies. Learn more about Tony here.