As our nation remembers the 10-year anniversary of a horrific event that left an indelible mark upon our country and upon the lives of countless others around the world, many will seek out churches and quiet places to reflect and pray.
There will be several special events around town to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, and perhaps the most effective way to conclude this special day is at Sunday Night Unplugged, a service of quiet music, meditation and prayer offered each month at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.
This Sunday, at 5 p.m., local classical saxophonist Bob Nordmann, accompanied by pianist Sally Neel, will bring his sweet sonorous sounds to accent this special service of reflection and commemoration.
Sunday Night Unplugged, a monthly music and meditation service, is free and open to the public. It provides an opportunity for people, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey, to come and meditate and find peace with God.
“Many who attend this service walk away feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to face life’s challenges with a more focused and peaceful heart,” says Fr. Doug Neel. “It is our hope that as we remember those who were lost to us, that we not only will find comfort, but renewed strength to be instruments of understanding and reconciliation to our broken world.”
Bob Nordmann is a favorite at Sunday Night Unplugged, offering a loveliness of sound and spirit that allows listeners to get lost in the beauty of his music. The saxophone, commonly associated with jazz, is in truth a very versatile instrument that adapts well to classical music. Nordmann has developed a rich tone that sings with an almost human quality. Among his musical offerings this Sunday evening will be two pieces composed by American composer Leonard Bernstein, “Psalm 23” and “Simple Song.”
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. For more information, call 903-5801.