Kuyper Choir and Professors Prepare to Present at Calvin Symposium on Worship

The Kuyper College Choir, along with professors Dr. Kai Ton Cau and Dr. Carol Hochhalter, are pleased to be participating in this year's Calvin Symposium on Worship. Attended by pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students, and other interested worshipers, the Symposium is a three-day conference hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.  Kuyper College's participation is listed below. For more information, please visit http://worship.calvin.edu/symposium/.

Thursday, January 24 at 4:15 p.m. – Kuyper College Choir will lead a vespers service.

Description: The vespers service is entitled “In Christ There Is No East or West” featuring Asian hymns composed or arranged by several prominent musicians and hymnologists of Asian origin – Dr. I-to Loh (from Taiwan), Dr. Swee-Hong Lim (from Singapore), and Dr. Joel Navarro (from the Philippines). The choir will lead the congregation to sing and meditate on hymns in the Filipino, Indonesian, Taiwanese, South Indian, Pakistani, Korean, and Japanese styles.

Friday, January 25 at 1:00pm and Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. – Dr. Kai Ton Chau, Assistant Professor of Music Studies, will present “A Worship-Leading Choir: Participative, Priestly and Pastoral”.

Description: Rather than thinking in terms of providing “special” music, the choir can play an active and participative role in leading worship–in praise, prayer, and proclamation of the Word. He will explore how the choir ministry can be more integrative in worship.

Friday, January 25 at 2:30pm and Saturday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m. – Dr. Carol Hochhalter, Associate Professor of Worship Studies, will present “The Weight of Worship”.

Description: Sunday comes every week, with exhausting regularity for those who plan and lead worship each week and who continue to ask, "How can I help people to worship?" This workshop examines the roles of the priests in the Old Testament, the Sole High Priest, and finally the Priesthood of Believers. Focusing on Trinitarian worship, we find relief from the pressure to create worship experiences. Is there weight to worship? Yes. Do we carry it alone? No. Instead we are carried by Word and Spirit into fellowship with the Father.

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