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Tune Our Hearts to Sing Your Grace

Beloved Hymns of Faith Led by Calvin University's Campus Choir, Capella, and Women's Chorale

This service will premiere on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:00pm EST. Watch it on YouTube to join in the conversation in the live comments as it premieres. 

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Participants

Choir Directors

Pearl Shangkuan, Director of Choral Activities
Aaron Polet, Campus Choir Assistant Conductor

 Instrumentalists

Cynthia Haas and Linda Hoisington, piano
Karen Krummel, cello
Keith Hampton, guest pianist

 

Order of Service

Service Introduction and Welcome

Pearl Shangkuan, Director of Choral Activities

 All Creatures of Our God and King

Capella and Campus Choir
Pearl Shangkuan, conductor
Linda Hoisington, piano 

Text: Francis of Assisi, c. 1225; paraphrased William H. Draper, 1926
Music: Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1623; arr. Mark Hayes © 1982 Shawnee Press, Inc.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

 How Can I Keep from Singing

Women’s Chorale
Pearl Shangkuan, director 

Text: Anne Warner; st. 3 Doris Plenn © 1997 Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Music: Robert Lowry; arr. Robert I. Hugh © 1997 Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Used by permission.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Campus Choir
Aaron Polet, conductor
Cynthia Haas, piano 

Text: Robert Robinson, 1735-1790
Music: melody from A Repository of Sacred Music, 1813; arr. Joe Cox © 2015 Choristers Guild
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

 Be Thou My Vision

Women’s Chorale
Pearl Shangkuan, conductor
Linda Hoisington, piano
Karen Krummel, cello 

Text: tr. by Mary E.Byrne
Music: traditional Irish hymn; arr. by Dan Forrest © 2005 Hal Leonard Corporation; arr. © 2015 Hal Leonard Corporation
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

 Children of the Heavenly Father

Capella
Pearl Shangkuan, conductor 

Text: Carolina Sandell-Berg, 1832-1903; English tr. Ernst W. Olsen, 1870-1958
Music: Swedish melody; arr. René Clausen © 2009 René Clausen
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

How Firm a Foundation

Capella
Pearl Shangkuan, conductor 

Text: by “K” in John Rippon’s A Selection of Hymns and the Best Anthems, 1787
Music: Anonymous; arr. Paul Louis Anderson © 1975 Joseph Boonin, Inc.
Used by permission.

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

Women’s Chorale
Pearl Shangkuan, conductor
Linda Hoisington, piano 

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: John Darwall; arr. Dan Forrest © 2018 Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

It Is Well with My Soul

Capella and Campus Choir
Aaron Polet, conductor
Linda Hoisington, piano 

Text: Horatio G. Spafford
Music: Philip P. Bliss; arr. John Ness Beck © 1981 Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

Blessed Assurance

Campus Choir, Capella, and Women’s Chorale
Pearl Shangkuan, director
Keith Hampton, guest pianist 

Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Music: Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839-1908; arr. Keith Hampton © 2011 Choristers Guild
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

 

 

COVID Disclaimer:

We are grateful for the Calvin University Safe Return Team and their work on health and safety protocols on campus in collaboration with local public health authorities. In addition to physical distancing and the use of masks or singing shields, our process included increasing the rate of ventilation in the space and limiting the time of recording sessions.

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