For one night only, High Street Hymns, an emerging leader in the new hymns movement, will give a concert in Mt. Airy on Sunday, November 4th at 6 PM. High Street Hymns’ only Philadelphia area performance in its “Love Lives Again” tour will be held at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, 13 East Mt Pleasant Avenue, corner of Mt. Pleasant and Germantown Avenues. Tickets are just $15; this includes a copy of their new CD, Love Lives Again. Tickets are available at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church OR Visit http://mtairypresbyterian.bpt.me
High Street Hymns, a worship band with a “folk-rock-soul feel,” began as an outgrowth of the music ministry of Anglican College Ministry at the University of Virginia. Founded by singer-songwriter Alex Mejias, High Street Hymns has grown from a local songwriting project to a nationally known worship ministry and band. As a leader in the new hymns movement, the music of High Street Hymns can be heard in churches across the United States every Sunday morning.
By combining ancient Christian hymnody and poems with the sounds of folk, rock and hip hop, High Street Hymns has helped to reclaim the long forgotten songs of the Church, and has brought them into incredibly diverse worship contexts. High Street Hymns sees worship music not simply as an expression of faith, but also a means of spiritual formation and reconciliation. Each album tells the story of brokenness, sacrifice and redemption, and invites the listener into the Gospel narrative.
This October marks the release of High Street Hymns’ sixth album, “Love Lives Again,” featuring songs that point to the reality of God’s reconciling work through the Gospel. highstreethymns.com
Kendrah E. Butler & Renewed Mind, an ensemble whose variety of genres of music includes R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Soul, and Pop, will open for High Street Hymns. Kendrah is also a classically trained violinist and has written full classical and jazz inspired orchestrations as well as a variety of jazz and R&B pieces. Kendrah loves to compose music of various genres and enjoys the lyric writing, composition and music production process. She studied at the Settlement Music School in Germantown, PA for 11 years with classical world renowned pianist Charles Pettaway. www.indigowritings.com
About Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church:
Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church (MAPC) has been participating in ministry for over 125 years. Led by the Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle, who has been serving this congregation for the past three years, she is a native of Philadelphia and is an accomplished jazz vocalist in her own right. The Worship and Music Ministry Team is delighted to bring High Street Hymns to the region to share in spreading The Word. The music ministry team at MAPC is led by Amelia Garbisch, doctoral candidate in choral music education at Temple University. MAPC is committed to caring for its members while reaching out to those in the community.