There’ll be a continuation of wonderful music on summer Sundays – our extraordinary pianist Shaylor Lindsay, a hymn sing and totally inclusive instrumental jam led by Director of Music Vivian Montgomery, guest musician Eva Montgomery-Morrison playing jazz and klezmer classics, and two visits to our African Methodist Episcopal Church friends. All Follenites are warmly invited to go to a service at St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge (where our Neighboring Faiths RE class has attended services) and, in continuation of our Urban Church Music Friendships Initiative, we’ll also go to a July service at Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury. When we attended last summer, we were welcome beyond our wildest dreams, and Reverend Gregory Groover’s sermon about inclusion and acceptance was truly inspiring. Charles Street is a historic institution with a remarkable music program, highlighting a wide range of gospel and spiritual traditions. They are also the home of the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy, the unique and visionary program with whom Follen choirs collaborated in March – HGMAA provides Roxbury & Dorchester youth the opportunity to develop impressive musical skills using traditional African-American music as their learning’s foundation. To attend either of the AME church services on July 7 or July 21, you can either meet up at the church or arrange shared transportation through Director of Music Vivian Montgomery.
Summer services – Music
6/16 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
6/23 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
6/30 – Hymn Sing with Vivian Montgomery, accordion & Shaylor Lindsay, piano
7/7 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
7/7 – Attend 11:00 a.m. service at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cambridge with Vivian and other Follen folks. Contact Vivian to coordinate transportation.
7/14 – Vivian Montgomery, Eva Montgomery-Morrison, and friends
7/21 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
7/21 – Attend 11:15 a.m. service at Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Roxbury with Vivian and other Follen folks. Contact Vivian to coordinate transportation.
7/28 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
8/4 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
8/11 – Easy Song and Chant Jam Session with Vivian Montgomery – all instrumentalists welcome, sight-readable music available in advance by contacting Vivian
8/18 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
8/25 – Shaylor Lindsay, piano
9/1 – Epp Sonin, piano