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University Choir lift voices to new music in Sunday concert celebrating reopening of Memorial Church

February 28, 2017

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

With the renovation of the Memorial Church during Fall Term, the Harvard University Choir stretched their voices into new venues across the campus. Auditions and rehearsals were in Paine Hall, the Fall Concert at Sanders Theatre and the Carol Services took place in St. Paul Church.

But after the extended tour of Harvard Square, the University Choir was back home inside the historic sanctuary Sunday (March 5) celebrating the reopening of Memorial Church.

Jonathan L/ Walton honored at Morehouse College

Professor Walton honored with Usher and Tyler Perry at Morehouse College Gala

February 21, 2017

 

Jonathan L. Walton shared a stage in Atlanta Saturday with musician Usher Raymond, actor/director Tyler Perry and music industry executive Jon Platt at Morehouse College's 29th Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala, honoring the achievements of men in business, entertainment and religion.

Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, received the Bennie Service Award in Religion at the event in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta attended by more than 1,500 people. He is a 1996 Morehouse College graduate. 

Students and Professor Walton cut ribbon on Student Oasis

Slideshow: Memorial Church Celebrates New Student Oasis

February 16, 2017

Memorial Church Re-Opens With Fanfare

By JORDAN E. VIRTUE, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER

Harvard’s Memorial Church held a festive reception for around 90 students Friday night to celebrate the re-opening of the Church after months of renovations.

In a ceremony punctuated by musical performances and speeches, invited students attended the ribbon cutting and a formal dinner in the new “student oasis,” the 2,500 square foot centerpiece of the revamped basement. The downstairs area also contains two newly designed conference rooms and a kitchen for student use. Click here to read more: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/2/13/memorial-church-reopens/

MemChurch Documentary: “The Chorus Line,” an inside look at Harvard University Choir auditions

MemChurch Documentary: “The Chorus Line,” an inside look at Harvard University Choir auditions

December 1, 2016

Harvard University is an institution cultivated, in part, on the foundation of long-standing traditions that inhabit nearly every corner of the institution. The Harvard University Choir is one of those traditions. For the past 189 years, the student choir has provided the musical backdrop to services at Harvard Memorial Church.  

MemChurch Tailgates: Making connections and expanding the Harvard Community

MemChurch Tailgates: Making connections and expanding the Harvard Community

November 21, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church Communications

Under a crisp fall sky, Harvard students line up at buffet tables stocked with soft drinks, sandwiches and sweet treats on the front lawn of historic Sparks House – the pastoral home of Professor Jonathan L. Walton, the Pusey Minister of the Memorial Church – for an event that is becoming a popular stop on game day.

In the dust of renovation, Memorial Church defines its mission

In the dust of renovation, Memorial Church defines its mission

October 19, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church Communications

The distance between Memorial Church in Harvard Yard and the Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard is roughly a half-mile. And the nagging question for the leadership of the church this fall was centered on whether or not students and loyal regulars of Sunday services would find their way from one yard to the other during the renovation of Harvard’s historic sanctuary.

Harvard University Choir opens 2016-1017 season with new members and venues

Harvard University Choir opens 2016-1017 season with new members and venues

September 21, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church Communications

May Wang ’20 held out her hand and from Harvard University Choirmaster Edward Elwyn Jones accepted a small envelope and a blue tie embroidered with the crest of the Harvard Memorial Church.

With a quick bit of ceremony and a handshake, Wang recently became a member of a piece of Harvard tradition spanning 180 years — the Harvard University Choir, one of the oldest and most prestigious choruses on campus.

Professor Jonathan L. Walton speaks out in support of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

Professor Jonathan L. Walton speaks out in support of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

September 2, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

Invoking the memories of Emmett Till and Muhammad Ali, Professor Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, spoke out in support of San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Keapernick during Morning Prayers Thursday.