The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to announce that Pine Street Church is among seven congregations from all over the U.S. selected to attend the ISM Congregations Project Summer Seminar in June, 2015. Each congregation is working on a project related to the theme From Generation to Generation.
For the seminar, leadership teams from the congregations gather with ISM and guest faculty on the Yale campus for five days to form a diverse ecumenical community of ministers, musicians, scholars, and other church leaders. The curriculum is shaped by the theme and designed to support the congregations’ individual projects, which build on their particular strengths in worship, music, and the arts; to expand their capacity to serve the surrounding community; and to nurture ecumenical partnerships.
Pine Street Church in Boulder, CO is a congregation founded in 1872 that fully embraces the redeeming teachings of the Hebrew prophets, Jesus, and the Apostle Paul, while at the same time affirms the courageous leadership of those working for peace and justice outside the Christian tradition.
At the Yale seminar pastor Bob Ballance and music directors David L'Hommedieu and Ryan Connell will present their project Performing Before the Aeropagus, which builds on their experience with a nontraditional Good Friday concert series that in 2015 was based on Radiohead’s “Kid A.” More information about all the congregations and their projects is at ismcongregations.yale.edu/congregations.
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary graduate center that educates leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life. The ISM Congregations Project website, with information about its faculty, the congregations, themes, and application procedures is at ismcongregations.yale.edu.