The Singing Bishop

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The Singing Bishop is coming to St. Peter’s!

The children and youth of St. Peter’s have been working hard on a musical for the people of St. Peter’s. Outdoor music and dance practice, zoom recorded dialogue, and mixed audio and video recordings will come together for a presentation about the legend and story around the Palm Sunday hymn All Glory, Laud, and Honor. You’ll be able to find the presentation by heading to the church’s YouTube page at 7:00pm on Saturday, March 27th.

In the story, Theodulph, a bishop who lived in the 8th century is jailed over Palm Sunday under suspicion of treason against the king. Palm Sunday is the day when the king usually comes to town participate in the great procession through the city. As the king processes through town, he hears Theodulph singing a song from his jail cell. The king realizes that Theodulph is definitely not trying to overthrow the king’s rule, and releases him. The song Theodulph sings is All Glory, Laud, and Honor and all the people learn the song to celebrate the one true Lord over all, Jesus Christ.

A musical like this comes together only through lots of hard work on the part of a lot of people. Many thanks go out to the children and their parents for all their hard work learning songs, dances, and dialogue to put this together. Many thanks to Doug May who designed shirts for us, Christine Healy who was our choreographer, and to all who submitted recordings to enhance our production.

We hope you enjoy this story as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Hosanna, Hosanna!

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Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music

Adam served as Director of Music at St. Peter’s from 2015 to 2022.

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