This Week on Sing For Joy

Fifth Sunday of Easter
(Year B)

Why have so many Bible stories, verses, and ideas been set to music? Because it just seems right. Jesus is "the True Vine", the Bible says, and singing it seems a better response than merely saying it. You’ll hear that musical richness on the next Sing For Joy. I hope you’ll be listening.

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for April 29, 2018

News from Sing For Joy Tribute to Ferg

FergHymnFestAs we prepare for John Ferguson's AGO hymn festival at St. Olaf College on Friday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. (live web streaming and digital program book available), we reflect on his influence within the organ community over the years. Sarah Hawbecker, a former organ student at St. Olaf College, writes:

My relationship with Ferg goes back to the fall of 1984, when I was a freshman at St. Olaf. I didn't even know who he was when I showed up for my first organ lesson, but within just a few weeks, I knew that I wanted to be an organ/church music major instead of a piano major. He was my mentor, and we have maintained a close relationship to this day. His teaching went beyond the organ lesson or choral rehearsal; he guided and cared for his students, and I find myself years later doing the same, and even looking for opportunities to nurture future church musicians. His understanding of the church organist as a servant leader has influenced my entire career. Read More