Sounds on Oberlin Concert – A Hymn Festival supporting SAFEchild

October 15, 2023 3:00 pm

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Concert for A Cause: A Hymn Festival supporting SAFEchild
October 15, 2023
3:00 p.m. | WMPC Sanctuary

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Join singers, musicians, and fellow congregants for an event that celebrates a rich tradition of Christian hymnody while supporting WMPC’s 2023 Major Mission Partner, SAFEchild. This hymn festival, led by James E. Bobb, Associate Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, will bring together musicians from White Memorial Presbyterian Church and the broader community to sing and reflect on the meaning and significance of beloved classics and modern favorites alike, all while exploring our connection to the important work of SAFEchild. SAFEchild is an organization dedicated to eliminating child abuse and empowering families in Wake County. Attendance to this Concert for a Cause  is free, and all donations collected at this event will support SAFEchild in its mission to  Stop Abuse For Every child  in our community.

About James: James E. Bobb is Associate Professor of Music and Elliot M. and Klara Stockdal Johnson Chair in Organ and Church Music at St. Olaf College. James holds performer’s certificates and M.M. degrees in organ and harpsichord performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music where his teachers included Russell Saunders and David Craighead in organ and Arthur Haas in harpsichord. His undergraduate work was at Capital University where his teachers were Janet Linker in organ and Frank Hussey in piano. James served as Minister of Music at First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio from 2009-2012, He also taught organ and organ literature at Capital University in Columbus. For fifteen years prior to that, James served the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word in Rochester, New York. Following the Lutheran cantorial tradition, James regularly composes or improvises music for weekly worship and directs the 96-voice Cantorei in concerts, worship services, and the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival. Learn more about James here.