Mary Lou Williams: Music for Peace, Re-Imagined

Mary Lou Williams

Featuring the Swing Sisterhood Big Band and directed by Sarah Schmalenberger, a premier of new arrangements by Laura Caviani & Kari Musil of Mary Lou Williams' "Music For Peace"

Date & Time:

Sunday, February 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Aquinas Chapel 
The sacred jazz work Music For Peace by legendary composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams has been set to new arrangements by Laura Caviani and Kari Musil, and will be performed by a chorus of jazz vocalists and the Swing Sisterhood Big Band. Commonly known as "Mary Lou's Mass," Williams composed Music for Peace as a testimonial to the healing power of music at the close of the Civil Rights Era.
Led by Sarah Schmalenberger, a grant from the Luann Dummer Center for Women supported this collaborative project. The performance celebrates the ecumenical vision of the Re-Imagining Community to "search for God, justice, and a challenging, empowering and inclusive church."  
All are welcome – free admission
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