We’re doing Music Sunday a little differently this year. John Chapman will be talking about The Blues and its relationship to a spiritual life. The Blues is a genre of music that originated in the African-American rural South of the Jim Crow Era, but it is found today throughout the world. Is it a particular folk music, or is it a universal property of mankind? Can you play the Blues from a position of privilege? What does it mean to be authentic? How should we think about pain and suffering as expressed in music?
John has hired a terrific blues band to bring you some classic blues tunes, along with some original blues tunes to provide a live sound track to the sermon. This will be a complete Blues service from the sounding of the chimes to hospitality.
John Chapman is a lawyer, historian, composer and pianist and, most importantly, chair of the Music Committee.