Jazz Vespers featuring the Eric Mintel Quartet
Posted on: Sep 12, 2019
If you’re a jazz enthusiast or a long-time Bucks County resident, Eric’s name will be familiar. He and his quartet play throughout our area and across New England. They’ve garnered multiple accolades since forming as a quartet in 1993 – everything from performing at the White House to becoming a featured guest in 2005 on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR. We have worked with Eric over the last few months to design an evening Jazz Vespers. The service will be a unique opportunity for people to meditate and celebrate as they experience the synergy of music and spirituality.
Vespers is rooted in ancient traditions of Christianity, and continues to be practiced in Catholic, Lutheran and Episcopal churches. Jazz Vespers integrates a music of contemporary culture with this age-old worship practice.
Our service will be held in our sanctuary. It will include a thoughtful combination of readings and prayers, with musical interludes from the Eric Mintel Quartet and a meditation by Pastor Bob Fogal. The service will be in “ordinary English,” not relying on traditional church language or terms. Dress is casual.