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Portland choir to sing entire hymnal this Sunday

Portland choir to sing entire hymnal this Sunday

Here’s an inspired fundraising idea: The choir at Trinity Cathedral in Portland is going to sing every hymn in the Episcopal hymnal tomorrow. From the Oregonian:

This sounds crazy, but church choirs gotta do what they gotta do. On Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir plans to sing every hymn in the book. That’s 720 hymns, covering Christmas, Easter, all four seasons, phases of life and odes to saints. The public is invited to come and go, sing along and pledge money during the free event.

The choir, under Michael Kleinschmidt’s direction, is raising money for a trip to England in August. It’s been invited to be the choir-in-residence at Bristol Cathedral for a week while the Bristol choir is on summer break.

Read more. If the spirit moves, you may donate to the choir here (be sure to select “hymnathon” in the dropdown menu.)


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But will they sing every verse? ;-X

Seriously, sounds like fun idea!

JC Fisher

Wait a second, tomorrow? In Portland? In-between Seattle and San Francisco? (Go Niners!)

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