This program explores how the arts, particularly music, can bridge the sacred and the secular, creating a space for community to come together in both contexts. Interesting observations are aired on liturgical music, Asian spirituality, and how music can blurb the lines. Plus a series of questions from the audience veers the subject toward education and new audiences in the arts as regards classical music and developing adventurous tastes. Recorded March 21, 2012 at St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan.
Since 1697, Trinity Church has played a vital role in Lower Manhattan’s civic, spiritual and cultural life. St. Paul’s Chapel has been a venue for both liturgical and, more recently, secular music.
Lara Pellegrinelli (Music journalist, regular contributor to NPR and visiting lecturer at Princeton University)