Tony Alonso - Thursday April 12

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April 4, 2018

Tony Alonso
In Splendid, Varied Ways: Preparing Music for Intercultural Worship

Students and friends of the SOT gather over refreshments

Thursday April 12, 2018 - 7:45 PM 
Chapter House, Saint John's Abbey

What does music in intercultural worship sound like?
Who leads it? How is it prepared?
How is it evaluated?

This exploration will be grounded in pastoral practice and guiding documents. We have come far, and have far to go in embracing the diversity of the contemporary landscape!

Cuban-American composer and theologian Tony Alonso is a frequent presenter in the U.S. and around the world, and his compositions appear in hymnals across Christian denominations worldwide. He has a bachelor’s degree in choral conducting from Northwestern University, an MA in theology from Loyola Marymount University, and a PhD in religion from Emory University in Atlanta, where he is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies at Candler School of Theology. 

This Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary presentation is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.