Title: AU Chorale highlighted at the Washington National Cathedral
Members of the Anderson University Chorale and officials from the school recently joined a large contingent of Indiana residents and political, religious and academic leaders for a two-day program at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Worship services and programs honored the state and its citizens. At the Sunday morning service, the AU Chorale performed the prelude.
“We were honored that our chorale was selected to provide the music for such a significant service of worship at the Washington National Cathedral,” said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. “The Anderson University Chorale has performed in great sanctuaries, cathedrals and concert halls in many parts of the world. I know our students found this very prestigious opportunity to be a wonderful experience."
“The Anderson University Chorale has carried a wonderful musical tradition for this university for more than 50 years,” added president Edwards. “We were just delighted that they were invited to serve in such a significant setting.”
President Edwards was designated as a special guest at the ceremony. According to Carrie B. Tydings, media relations specialist at the Cathedral, the Indiana state day was the first of its kind.
Tydings also noted a special link between the Cathedral and the state of Indiana.
“There are a lot of ties between Indiana and the Cathedral,” Tydings said. “The structure itself is made out of Indiana limestone.
Indiana Sens. Richards Lugar and Evan Bayh participated as scripture readers in the Sunday morning service.
----Jon Reiter is a reporter for the Anderson Herald-Bulletin.