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November 2012

Wednesday 14

CIRCLE Interfaith Choir

Community

4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel

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Does sweet music thrill your soul? Come sing with the CIRCLE interfaith choir!

Our first meetings are Oct. 23 and Nov. 14. Thereafter, we’ll meet every other week—although if you are unable to come to every meeting, do not let that deter you from coming to those that you can make it to!

Contact Vera Broekhuysen if you think you would be interested in joining.

The CIRCLE choir is a non-auditioned choir that does not depend on musical literacy or prior choral experience. We meet a couple of times a month to share, and study together, repertoire from our sacred music traditions. All participants are encouraged to bring music that speaks to them, to teach it to the group, and to lead discussions around it. Starting from points of similarity—musical similarity, a common text, such as a psalm, or a shared topical theme, such as thanksgiving—we explore our aesthetic and emotional and theological reactions to hearing, and then participating in, music of other faith traditions as well as our own. We begin the year by establishing our comfort zone, boundaries, tenets, and trust as a group, and then work to investigate and sometimes challenge ourselves and our reactions. Musical conversation sparks and encapsulates theological conversation. The CIRCLE choir sings and leads workshops at CIRCLE events throughout the school year.

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Media Center Endorsement Reception

Academic

5:00 pm

The Media Center at Andover Newton Theological School is proud to announce the presentation of the first “Endorsement in Multimedia Religious Literacy.”

On Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., the center will host a wine and cheese reception at Wilson Chapel in celebration of recent graduate Kathryn Common (MATR ’12), who has successfully completed the requirements to achieve the newly created endorsement.

Media Center Director Bob Craigue will give an overview of the Media 
Center and the resources available to students and faculty. Bob will also outline the spring 2013 Media In Ministry workshops, which will take place on the last two weeks of April.

Kate Common will then give a presentation discussing the integration of her experience in the Media Center with her theological education as well as her vision for future endeavors in film and theology. The presentation will end with the screening of her capstone project, a video titled “Answering the Call.”

Bob and Kate will be available after the presentation to answer questions; there will also be forms available for Andover Newton students who wish to apply to paid work positions in the Media Center (no experience required). There will be information sheets for those wishing to register for the spring 2013 media workshops.

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