Special Music Sundays
While music has always held a special place in the worship services at the Hills Church, twice a year on a Sunday morning – once in Advent and again during Lent – it steps out of its supportive role into the limelight. On these occasions, the Chancel Choir and its soloists under the direction of John Finney are typically joined by a chamber orchestra to present a major musical work in lieu of the spoken sermon. Not intended as a concert, Special Music Sunday offers a visceral worship experience that invades the senses, conveying the good news of the Gospel promise directly to the heart as only music can.
Past Special Music Sundays
have featured cantatas by Bach, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit Pour Noël, settings of the Requiem by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, Theodore Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, and Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.