2016 Fall Hymn Festival

Sunday, October 2, 3:15pm rehearsal / 4:00pm service
Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
212 19th Street, Virginia Beach oceanfront

To sing, call 757.455.3376 or email sbilly@vwc.edu.

“Let Your Light Shine”

Reflection by Dr. Terry Lindvall, C. S. Lewis Endowed Chair of Communication and Christian Thought

Wesleyan Festival Choir leads
Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor
Geoffrey Bell, CAGO - ‘VWC ’09, organist

“Let Your Light Shine”

Wesleyan Festival Choir leads
Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor

Rehearsal:  that day at 3:15pm at the church


Hymns have played a vital role in worship since the earliest Christians gathered to worship the risen Christ. Congregational singing exploded anew with the Protestant Reformation and The Center for Sacred Music's annual Hymn Festival continues to encourage the great tradition of the people's song.

Various churches in the Hampton Roads area play host to the festival each October, and you can be a part of this great afternoon of singing by being part of a massed choir that leads the congregation in singing, and presents several special selections.

There is no charge to participate, and whether you bring your entire choir or come alone, you'll be inspired by the message of the Word, both sung and spoken, delight in the instruction of the guest conductors, and enjoy the fellowship of Christians in song.

For further details or to register, call the Center at 757-455-3376, or email sbilly@vwc.edu. Music will be provided in advance of the festival day. All choir members take part in one rehearsal at 3:15pm on the day of the festival which follows at 4:00pm. Music should be learned in advance.