November 30, 2011
Evening Worship with Ordinary Time
"Ordinary Time seeks to build up the Body of Christ through the gift of music (both rediscovered and new), to think deeply about worship and about the interrelationship of faith and art, and to point beautifully and gracefully to what is true and good for those inside and outside of the church."
On November 30, the Friends of the Academy were invited to Osprey Point to hear a special concert from Academy Alum Jill McFadden ('04) and her bandmates from Ordinary Time. Their Americana worship style provided a fresh arrangement on hymns of old, including many songs they have written and composed themselves. After playing an assortment of meaningful numbers employing lyrics steeped in Scripture, the band invited the audience to participate in their closing songs: "Come, Thou Fount" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
Afterwards, Ordinary Time joined the Fellows in Windrush House for a jam session, where Ben hastily assembled the Fellows into a gospel choir (with David Covington on stand-up bass!) and led them in some rousing three-part harmonies, and closing with a reprise of “Come, Thou Fount.” What a night!
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