Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Midnight Hymn Sing is a collection of hymns performed and reimagined by a new generation of Mennonites from San Francisco. The Midnight Hymn Sing was made to call us all to come back around the piano, and to find something that speaks to our hearts in the 21st century.  

Willow Avenue Mennonite Church will host a concert event.   All proceeds will go to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).  

Reception starts at 7 p.m. 

Concert starts at 8 p.m.

The CD and digital versions are available on all streaming and digital download platforms. CDs are available in bulk orders of more than 10. To order, email First Mennonite Church at fmcsf@aol.com, and they will send you the CDs directly to you.

To pay for the CDs, please multiply the number of CDs you are ordering by the price ($15/each) and send that amount directly to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-9989. Please include a note that the donation goes to their Syrian Refugee Fund/Midnight Hymn Sing.

 

Shannon Koehler (vocals/harmonica/percussion) of the internationally acclaimed rock and roll band “The Stone Foxes”, along with singer songwriter Addie Liechty (vocals/acoustic guitar) of “Addie and The Subtrax” spearheaded the effort to find chords, melodies and lyrics that spoke to our times within the traditional music of their culture.  Erik Brubaker laid the foundation of the record with his piano playing, while Alicia Hooton added harmonies and Shannon’s brother Spence Koehler brought the raw dynamic of his electric guitar. 

The album artwork comes from another member of the young West Coast generation, with the water color paintings of Emma Fenton-Miller. Recorded at The Complex Studios in downtown San Francisco by George Rosenthal in just two days, the music was captured in an effort to reclaim the hymns while helping to serve others. 

 

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