A religious song or poem in praise of God is a hymn.
A writer of hymns is a hymnist.
A collections of hymns is a hymnal or a hymnary, which may or may not include music.
The music to which a hymn may be sung is a hymn tune.
The singing of hymns is hymnody.
A student of hymnody is a hymnologist.
And, finally the scholarly study of hymns, hymnists, and hymnody is hymnology.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, church musician and hymnologist, is also the creator and performer of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Bach and Sons and From Sea to Shining Sea, as a concert organist.
Have you ever wondered how you might help create an organ concert audience that is engaged, walks away ecstatic, and wanting more of the same?
Are you at the end of your rope trying to find a way to enliven your concert series programming?
Do you want to draw people from the general community with a program that is new, relevant, and able to perpetuate important music and playing into the future?
Welcome to From Sea to Shining Sea, an organ and multi-media concert experience that gives an audience the opportunity to:
- experience the rich history of the organ, its bounty of beautiful music, and its gloriously dazzling aesthetics
- encounter the grandeur of the organ in ways that will involve all their senses
- engage so completely they will want to be part of the conduit to ensure the journey of the instrument and its music, far into the future.
Creators and performers of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Bach and Sons and From Sea to Shining Sea
From Sea to Shining Sea blends various artistic elements into one story:
- performance of unique and beloved American concert organ works by Dr. Jordan
- narration by Mayflower descendent, Dr. Jordan, weaves the story together
- creative visuals by David Jordan and live projections on a large screen illustrate the stories and showcase the organ music
Visit www.fromseatoshiningsea.net to learn more.
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A Mayflower descendant?
I am Jeannine Jordan and I am a Mayflower descendant. What does that mean? Well, it means my relatives were the first Europeans who crossed the Atlantic in 1620 on the ship, The Mayflower, to make their home in what was to become the United States of America. My great, great, great, great…(actually nine greats) grandfather, John Howland, married my great, great, great, great (you get the idea) … grandmother, Elizabeth Tilley in 1624, during those first unimaginable years in the New World in the primitive settlement that came to be known as Plymouth, MA. So, I have, shall we say, a vested interest in these United States of America and what makes and made it great…including the music that molded and melded our country.
Years ago, I needed a dissertation topic, and loving the history and music of our country and the fact that I am related to its earliest settlers, I decided to research the lives and times of organists in the colonies and new United States. These are the stories and music I share in From Sea to Shining Sea.
To learn more of the From Sea to Shining Sea organ and multi-media concert experience visit www.fromseatoshiningsea.net.