In the Community: Missa Gaia, MLK-Themed Concert, Anti-Racism Organizing

Missa Gaia: A Mass for the Earth

Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 7:30pm, First Parish Lexington

This profound work, under the musical direction of Rip Jackson and theatrical and dance direction of Maris Wolff, will be a collaboration between the First Parish sanctuary and children’s choirs, the Vermont Dance Collective and a world music ensemble of percussionists, guitar, piano, electric keyboards, soprano sax, oboe, cello and bass. Integrating world music with songs from the Wild to celebrate the whole earth as a sacred space, the Missa Gaiawas commissioned by the Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine as a contemporary ecumenical Mass for the Earth.

More information on Missa Gaia at FPL here

In His Own Words: A Concert of New Compositions in Memory of MLK

Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm, in Follen’s Sanctuary

Thomas Stumpf is one of the four composers; reflections by Regie Gibson. $20 suggested donation.

See more information on the MLK concert here. 

Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs: Visioning, Networking and Skill Building

Saturday April 28, 9:30 am–5 pm, First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., Melrose

See more information on Anti-Racism event here.