Category: Sacred Dimensions

Grand Rapids Symphony's Sacred Dimensions series returns to Cornerstone University to highlight new piano, organ in Christ Chapel

One year ago, the Grand Rapids Symphony performed at Cornerstone University to celebrate the recently installed stained glass windows in the university’s new, $14 million Christ Chapel. This year, the orchestra returns to Cornerstone University's Christ Chapel to welcome the arrival of new musical instruments, a 9-foot Steinway D concert grand piano, and an Allen organ in the chapel that opened in September 2015. The program titled Let Everything That Has Breath at 7... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony's Sacred Dimensions series marks 500th anniversary of Reformation with Hope College program

Five hundred years ago, an obscure theologian launched a scholarly dispute against the Roman Catholic Church’s efforts to raise money to rebuild St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Martin Luther, an Augustinian priest, issued his objections to the church’s practice of selling indulgences, allegedly nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a church on Oct. 31, 1517. That crack of a hammer on the nail that affixed Luther’s academic challenge soon shook the very... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Monday, March 27, 2017

More than 300 musicians are part of Grand Rapids Symphony's 'Choral Celebration'

The greatest composers in the history of classical music all wrote music for religious services or using religious texts. T he Grand Rapids Symphony  left the concert hall and entered the cathedral for the opening concert of its 2015-16 Sacred Dimensions Series on Saturday, March 5.  “A Choral Celebration,” featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus and Junior Chorus all joined the orchestra in the Cathedral of St. Andrew... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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