"In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. Mckinley. His name was Christopher McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter..."
Jon Krakauer’s 1997 non-fiction novel Into the Wild made Christopher McCandless a household name. Sean Penn’s movie ten years later of the same title brought his story to millions more. For the movie’s soundtrack Penn hand-picked Pearl Jam front man, Eddie Vedder. The resulting album told Chris’ inspirational story through the unique language of song. This year on Good Friday, March 30th @ 7:00pm Pine Street Church and its music program will present its 5th annual Good Friday Musical Meditation, a full performance of Eddie Vedder’s album Into the Wild.
The music, story, and film have brought to life a modern odyssey wrought with themes of grace, forgiveness, friendship, and self-acceptance. It is through story, parable, and art that we as humans experience meaning, inspiration, and freedom. Into the Wild captures all of this and more.
This concert/worship service hybrid is open to all and closed to none. While we will happily accept donations, our Good Friday Musical Meditation is absolutely free. 100% of offerings collected will benefit Pine Street Church’s Off Broadway Preschool of Fine Arts scholarship fund. This fund helps families and children in financial need access the creative and excellent preschool education opportunities at our Off Broadway Preschool.
Musicians in this year’s performance include: David L’Hommedieu, Ryan Connell, Phil Norman, Justin Hoffenberg, Laura Williams, Virginia Arnette, Emily L’Hommedieu, and Andrew Daugherty.