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Mr. Charles Parsons C.

Music Director

Hamline United Methodist Church

HQ Phone: (651) 645-0667

Hamline Church

Hamline United Methodist Church

1514 Englewood Ave.

St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

United States

Company Description

Hamline Church offers educational opportunities to its toddler through adult aged students throughout the church year and Vacation Bible School in summer. We are blessed to have enthusiastic and devoted volunteers who have spent many hours planning and pr ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Founder
The Minnesota Compline Choir

Member
Lutheran Conference for Worship

Education



the United States military academy

Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance

Concordia College

Master of Sacred Music in Organ Performance

Southern Methodist University

Web References (129 Total References)


hamlinechurch.org - Hamline United Methodist Church

www.hamlinechurch.org, $reference.date [cached]

Charles (Chuck) Parsons (Music) 2005-2010


The Minnesota Compline Choir

www.minnesotacompline.org, $reference.date [cached]

Soon after, Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis ended its sponsorship of the choir, directed for 14 years by Chuck Parsons.

But then Parsons became music director at Hamline, and the church also welcomed the choir.
...
Charles Parsons, who formed the choir and has been its only director and organist, commands with a demeanor that is easy-going yet fully expectant of precision. Choir members join by audition only, and there is very little turnover from one year to the next.
"I feel very strongly that if a choir doesn't chant well, it doesn't sing together well, because it's so basic," Parsons said.
...
There is not even a rustle for five minutes, until Parsons gets a warning light on the organ and holds up his open hand as a five-second signal to the choir.
...
Parsons and Steve Cornils, then Central's pastor and still a Compline choir member, were eager to start a Compline service and have it aired on radio.
...
"When people do come, they usually say they came to see what they heard on the radio," Parsons said.


The Minnesota Compline Choir

www.minnesotacompline.org, $reference.date [cached]

Soon after, Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis ended its sponsorship of the choir, directed for 14 years by Chuck Parsons.

But then Parsons became music director at Hamline, and the church also welcomed the choir.
...
Charles Parsons, who formed the choir and has been its only director and organist, commands with a demeanor that is easy-going yet fully expectant of precision. Choir members join by audition only, and there is very little turnover from one year to the next.
"I feel very strongly that if a choir doesn't chant well, it doesn't sing together well, because it's so basic," Parsons said.
...
There is not even a rustle for five minutes, until Parsons gets a warning light on the organ and holds up his open hand as a five-second signal to the choir.
...
Parsons and Steve Cornils, then Central's pastor and still a Compline choir member, were eager to start a Compline service and have it aired on radio.
...
"When people do come, they usually say they came to see what they heard on the radio," Parsons said.


Events Past and Present - Hamline Church, UMC

www.hamlinechurch.org, $reference.date [cached]

We were invited to tune in to MPR for an interview with our Music Director, Chuck Parsons. It was streamed continuously today after 3:30PM at: minnesota.publicradio.org


hamlinechurch.org - Hamline United Methodist Church

www.hamlinechurch.org, $reference.date [cached]

Charles (Chuck) Parsons (Music) 2005-2010

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