An Evening with Young Oceans

See the musical group Young Oceans in concert on Friday, April 6.


Friday, April 6, 2018 from 8:00PM to 10:30PM


Calvin College Chapel
Grand Rapids, Michigan


In the early stages of writing the follow-up to 2014’s I Must Find You, Young Oceans’ singer-songwriter Eric Marshall became captivated with the Eucharist. His fascination is understandable. Whatever the language, whatever the time, whatever the culture, participation in this sacrament provides an intimacy and solidarity founded not in prosperity or political power but in brokenness, humility, and surrender. Stretching across centuries and cultures in an unbroken line for 2000 years, the Communion pulls the participant, in a sense, outside of time and space, in connection with the universal Church eternal. “Past and future come rushing into the present, pouring an ocean of meaning into the little bottle of ‘now’."

The result of Marshall’s inspiration is Suddenly (or The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed), a collection of recordings that doubles as a Eucharist liturgy and as the new Young Oceans album. Marshall's songs weave echoes of ancient prayers that Catholics and Protestants will find familiar, forming an arc from invocation (Lord come as the Lion or come as the Dove) to benediction (We pour out ourselves before You). 
But, just as every believer lives in the tension of the ‘already and not yet’, the posture feels every bit the next Young... See the albums songs

The concert  by Young Oceans will be in the Calvin College Chapel. Tickets are $15 and $5 with a Calvin ID. General admission seating.

Tickets are available through the Calvin College box office.

Co-sponsored by the Calvin College Student Activity Office, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and the Campus Ministries office.