The choir, formerly led by our Director of Music, Chuck Parsons, will be 'going on the road' under its new director, James R. Biery, continuing to offer their special evening service to many different congregations.
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
The majestic pipe organ will also be featured at the benefit concert, as H.U.M.C's music director and organist Chuck Parsons will perform.
Other "surprise" guests will complete an afternoon of "Harmony for H.U.M.C."
four years at H.U.M.C.
, Mr. Parsons
has grown the adult choir from 7-24 voices, added adult and children's handbell choirs, a brass group, Compline Choir of Mn
and a Choral Scholar Program.
Over the years, Hamline UMC's current Music Director, Charles Parsons, has touched hearts through the ministry of the Minnesota Compline Choir.
In February,2009, he
announced that he
wanted to step aside from the Choir.
Sunday, May 17 at 8:30 PM, marked the last Compline service celebrated under the direction of Charles Parsons
over the past 19 years, first at Central Lutheran Church
in Minneapolis (1992-2005)and since 2005 at Hamline UMC here in St. Paul.
We are indebtd to Chuck
hard work with Compline
over the years and we look forward to the Mn Compline
Choir continuing here under new direction next fall after the summer break.
The Hamline Chancel Choir, directed by Charles Parsons
, will be Church of the Good Shepherd's guests at their 10:30 service.
Which has offered evening worship in our sanctuary, the choir, then under the direction of Hamline UMC's Music Director, Charles Parsons, released its latest CD on April 27, 2008.
Stop by after the postlude or during the week and I would be happy to show you how our magnificent Casavant has been restored. - Chuck Parsons
A NOTE FROM CHARLES PARSONS
The choirs collaborated with Charles Parsons, Music Director at HUMC.
Hamline UMC's Music Director, Charles Parsons will be beginning his third year with us in June, 2007.
The choir, bell choir, and children's choir (all now on summer hiatus) have been flourishing over the past two years.
We are grateful to him for his
enthusiastic service to our congregation.
presented by the Minnesota Compline
Choir (a men's choral ensemble), under the direction of Charles Parsons
, is a contemplative worship service held at 8:30PM each Sunday.
- See the Minnesota Compline
NOTE: Weekly rebroadcasts of the Compline
services can be found:
on KKMS-AM 980 on Saturday evenings - at 8PM.
For information, contact Chuck Parsons
: (651) 603-7083.