On Sunday, May 3, nine churches will join together at Soapstone United Methodist Church from 3 to 4 p.m. to sing harmonies with award-winning composer, arranger and conductor Mark Hayes.
Hayes, whose personal catalog totals more than 1,000 published works and is well-known for his Christian choral pieces, will hold a pre-concert workshop for singers on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In a recent interview, Hayes noted the importance of worshiping with the whole body – with movement, joyfulness, shouting, rejoicing, clapping and gratefulness in regard to singing and praise.
In addition to elevating the spirits of participants and attendees alike, the event will benefit Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network. The public is invited to attend this benefit concert. Parking, on-site childcare and admission are free; attendees will be invited to make a donation to WIHN.
Soapstone United Methodist Church is located at 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, 27613. Hayes will also participate in regular worship services Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00, and the public is invited to participate in these services as well.
For additional information or to participate in the collective choir, contact Liz Frazer, Director of Music Ministries at Soapstone, at 919.846.2212.