Worship in Wait series adds 'Psallam' service
November 8, 2007
A music-oriented Worship in Wait service called “Psallam” will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 in Wait Chapel. The service draws heavily on three themes from the Book of Psalms: trust in God, lament and praise.
The title for the service comes from the Royal School of Church Music motto: “I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also” (I Corinthians 14:15). The service features music from a wide spectrum of religious and cultural backgrounds, including hymns and responses from many Christian denominations, a Hebrew prayer and refrain, a Sioux prayer, African-American spirituals and songs derived from jazz and gospel. Music for the service is provided by the congregation and the Wake Forest University Divinity School Choir.
Psallam was created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Royal School of Church Music, a non-profit educational organization in the United Kingdom that provides programs in singing, church music skills and music in worship. RSCM was founded in 1927 by Sir Sydney Nicholson in order to raise the quality of music in his local church. Today the organization works internationally in over 40 countries.