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Sun, Mar 10

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St. John's Presbyterian Church

Open Source at St. John's

Performance of Open Source by Karl Blench with special guest Timothy Jones. This event is free and open to the public.

Open Source at St. John's
Open Source at St. John's

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

St. John's Presbyterian Church , 5020 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77035, USA

About the event

“Open Source” (A theology based on the voices of many) Open Source asks the question: “If someone knocks on your spiritual door, will you let them in? If someone is lost, speaks a different language, looks different, believes differently, will you let them in?” It asks: “Will you have my back?” The answer is: “Open. Come in.” With this commitment: “We try. We rise. We fail. We rise. We Misunderstand. We rise. We heal. We rise. All rise. We rise”   A new work for string quartet, “Open Source” is a collaboration between composer Karl Blench and librettist Jacqui Sutton for String Quartet and bass-baritone. Commissioned by the First Congregational Church of Houston and Maggie Tucker, the work is inspired by the history and the mission of the church: to serve as a place of belonging for everyone regardless of race or creed.   The Axiom Quartet will be performing the work alongside bass-baritone Timothy Jones. To complement Karl Blench, the Axiom Quartet will be performing Ives String Quartet #1.

Attire: Business Casual

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