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Singing, Praying and Living the Psalms

The Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ invites the community to a special service: Singing, Praying and Living the Psalms on Sunday, July 16 at 10 am.  For 3000 years, people have poured their hearts into praying and singing the psalms.  Human emotions of joy, anguish, anger, and trust are verbalized in these ancient words. 

Guest organist, Keith Reas, will play Waldoboro's E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Organ (1875) for this service which will include lots of music including hymns and a community choir.  Music will include 19th century compositions for organ as well as organ settings for African American Spirituals. 

Keith Reis holds degrees in organ performance from The Oberlin College Conservatory, the University of Oregon, and the Eastman School of Music. He enjoys an active career as organist, accompanist and conductor. Hailed as “an organists’ organist” (Tucson Daily Star), he took first prize in the 1985 International Organ Playing Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has since performed across the United States and in England, Germany and Italy.

Dr. Reis recently appeared at the XXXI International Organ Festival at the Church of Santa Rita, Turin, Italy; on the Eastman at St. Michael’s Series (Rochester, NY) with clarinetist Margaret Quackenbush;  and with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, premiering a new work for organ and brass ensemble by composer/conductor Douglas Hedwig. 

In 2009 he was appointed Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, following appointments in Washington, D.C. ,  Phoenix, AZ, Rochester, NY and Richland, WA. Choral conducting positions include the Alexandria Choral Society (VA), the Women’s Chorus at the Catholic University of America, and Choral Arts of Chattanoogwhere recent concerts included the Brahms Requiem and Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia.  

The Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming Congregation and is located at 941 Main Street, Waldoboro. FMI: waldoucc@midcoast.com or 832-6898. 

 

Later Event: August 12
Community Picnic