Musical Messages

Friday, May 29, 2020

As a way to acknowledge a season of music unfinished we present this video as a celebration of what the WMPC Youth Choir has accomplished and to acknowledge this “pause” from singing together. We look forward with hope and the promise of a new season ahead.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Be Thou My Vision.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Kirsten Homdrom plays the final movement of Felix Mendelssohn's Organ Sonata in f minor, a joyous and triumphant piece for this season of Eastertide.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Let Us Break Bread.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Schmidt Family recently performed small concerts in front of their house for their neighbors. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing excerpts from some of their performances. Here is their performance of “What A Fellowship.” The Schmidt Family: Bill (guitar) and Georgia (violin), parents; Emily and Thomas (violins).

Friday, May 8, 2020

Johann Sebastian Bach signed his music with SDG - Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone) - in addition to his own name. Here, Kirsten Homdrom shares the Allemande from Bach's French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Simple Gifts.

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Schmidt Family recently performed small concerts in front of their house for their neighbors. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing excerpts from some of their performances. Here is their performance of “Be Thou My Vision.” The Schmidt Family: Bill (guitar) and Georgia (violin), parents; Emily and Thomas (violins).

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Schmidt Family recently performed small concerts in front of their house for their neighbors. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing excerpts from some of their performances. The first is “This Little Light.” The Schmidt Family: Bill (guitar) and Georgia (violin), parents; Emily and Thomas (violins).

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Come Thou Font of Every Blessing.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Dona Nobis Pacem.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Amazing Grace.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price shares her own arrangements of inspiring hymn tunes for solo harp in communities throughout the Triangle. We are privileged to have had her record some of these beautiful arrangements in our Chapel and Memorial Garden.

This is her arrangement of Ode To Joy.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Stay with me; remain here with me; watch and pray.

Director of Music Karl Zinsmeister and members of the WMPC Adult Choir sing Stay With Me.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Live in charity and steadlfast love; live in charity; God will dwell with you. Ubi caritas et amor, ubi caritas Deus ibi est.

Director of Music Karl Zinsmeister and members of the WMPC Adult Choirs sing Ubi Caritas, Glory to God Hymn 805..

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Director of Music Karl Zinsmeister and members of the WMPC Adult Choir sing In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Director of Music Karl Zinsmeister and members of the WMPC Adult Choir sing Oh Lord Hear My Prayer.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Who at my door is standing, there patiently drawing near, who entrance is demanding? Whose is the voice I hear? Sweetly the tones are falling: “Now open the door for me! If thou wilt heed my calling, I will abide with thee.” Within, the rooms are darkened, all filled with dust and sin; how shameful, how unworthy for Christ to enter in. Yet, the tones are falling: “Now open the door for me! If thou wilt heed my calling, I will abide with thee.” Door of my heart, I hasten! Thee will I open wide. Though he rebuke and chasten, he shall with me abide. Sweetly the tones are falling: “Now open the door for me!” Lord God, I hear thee calling, “Come now, abide with me.” (music by K. Lee Scott)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The King of Love, Glory to God hymn number 802.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Associate Director of Music Kirsten Homdrom shares a piano piece by Robert Schumann, Op. 133 No. 1.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Lamb of God most holy! Who on the cross didst suffer, patient still and lowly, Thyself to scorn didst offer; Our sins by Thee were taken, or hope had us forsaken: Have mercy on us, O Jesu.

Psalm 23 has inspired countless musical settings. English composer Gordon Jacob created a tune to sing the psalm; it is named BROTHER JAMES’S AIR. Here is an arrangement of that tune by American organist, composer and church musician, Searle Wright (1918-2004).