News Release: Religion and Ethics

Oct. 21,  2010

Emory University's Candler Singers to Perform in Birmingham

The Candler Singers, a select group of skilled musicians from Emory University's Candler School of Theology, will present three performances in the Birmingham area Sunday, Nov. 14. The performances will feature church music from around the globe, including classical, contemporary, folk and spiritual genres.

The first two performances of the day occur during worship services at local churches. The Singers will perform during the 8:45 a.m. worship service at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1400 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209; and during the 10:45 a.m. worship service at Highlands United Methodist Church, 1045 20th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35205.

That evening, The Candler Singers will present a concert at 7:00 p.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Rd., Birmingham, AL 35213. The concert is free and open to the public. A love offering will be collected to benefit the ensemble. "All Loves Excelling," the Singers' latest recording, will be available for purchase for $15 following the concert.

The 20 singers and instrumentalists who make up The Candler Singers are all seminary students at Candler School of Theology at Emory and are preparing for ministry in the church, the academy and the world. They come from a variety of Christian denominations and from several nations, including South Korea, Congo, Canada, and the United States.

The Candler Singers have performed at a wide range of churches, regional events and denominational gatherings. In April 2008, they were a featured choir at the United Methodist General Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Rev. Barbara Day Miller, assistant dean of worship and music at Candler, directs the ensemble. Day Miller, a well-known music leader in the United Methodist Church, was the music director for the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh.

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