Haitian Priest, Jazz Vespers At St. Timothy's Episcopal

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pere (Fr) Jean Jacque Deavil, an Episcopal priest from Haiti, will be the special guest speaker on Wednesday, following the 6:30 p.m. midweek meal at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain. He will give a firsthand report on the status of the reconstruction efforts in Haiti, at the Cathedral, and in his own parish.

A Jazz Vespers will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. with the David Walters Trio and Kathy Tugman. The group has programmed an array of songs which will cast the secular rhythms and messages of jazz in the light of the Vesper candle.

The band will offer crisp versions of standards like Cole Porter's "Easy to Love" and Irving Berlin's "How Deep is the Ocean," as well as "Falling in Love With Love" by Rodgers and Hart. The now timeless music will be offered betwen scripture lessons and poetry readings. The program will also include new arrangements of "A Child is Born," "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" and "Stand By Me."



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Four years after William Styron’s best-seller ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ had achieved the highest height of an atrocity that the literary world had known at the time, a little girl who was birthed the same year as the book (1979) was cast as Meryl Streep’s daughter in the movie. The four-year-old blonde knew nothing about evil, not to mention the Holocaust, but she became enamored with ... (click for more)