There are several Lutheran-Catholic events in South Florida commemorating the Reformation. Please share these events with the congregations in your community!
Hymns of the Reformation—a Festival of Sacred Music, Sunday, September 10—6:00pm, Trinity Cathedral, Miami. Come and hear Reformation era music sung by the Anglican Chorale, American Guild of Organists, Florida International University choirs, Miami Collegium Musicum, Miami Dade College choirs, Barry University choirs, St. Andrew’s Bell Choir, church and school choirs, guests and visitors. Please help spread the word—this gathering of choirs and music lovers will be one of the most remarkable musical celebrations!
This ecumenical musical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will bring people of all denominations together to hear and sing some of the most wonderful music created in the first centuries of the Reformation, with music by Martin Luther and his colleagues, and from other reformed traditions. A remarkable gathering of singers from across South Florida will lead the singing of favorite music of this period.
Luther wrote 36 hymns and one motet; his followers would go on to write hundreds of hymns—perhaps most notably Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676) who wrote 139 German hymn texts and 15 in Latin. Today there are over 10,000 hymns that have been collected on NetHymnal.
This event will begin with Luther’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God—both in Luther’s original rhythmic version and then in the common form best known today. Other favorite hymns will include All People that on Earth Do Dwell and Now Thank We All Our God.
This commemoration will be unusual in bringing South Florida choruses together; the magnificent organ and wonderful acoustics of Trinity Cathedral (464 NE 16th Street, Miami, Florida 33132) will help make for a most memorable event.
*Worship Resources for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-resources-for-the-500th-anniversary-of-the-protestant-reformation/
October 23, 2017 – Luther Scholar Dr. Mickey Mattox (Marquette University) presentation on Luther. University of Miami Department of Religion, Dr. David Kling, chair. Location Whitten Learning Center 110 at 7:30pm.
Oct 28—Music of the Reformation a joint concert by choral ensembles of Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Miami Collegium Musicum, Miami Bach Society, and others. Bach Cantata 80 “Ein feste Burg” and other musical monuments of the Reformation. Wortheim Concert Hall, Florida International University.
October 29, 2017 4:00pm – Joint Commemoration and Prayer Service, Miami Diocese, Cathedral of St. Mary 7525 NW 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33150 (305) 759 – 4531. Interfaith service with the Cathedral Choir and Miami Collegium Musicum.