Not just for Advent

childLast Saturday, I had fun singing in “The Messiah.” A combined choir of 260 (including the Nairobi Music Society choir, where I sing 2nd tenor) performed Handel’s masterpiece at the Bomas Center of Kenya. It was a benefit concert for the Nairobi Hospice.

Some think it odd that we sang “The Messiah” in early October. However, it’s not just about the incarnation. There are many solos and choruses in it that speak of other episodes in Christ’s life, including his crucifixion.

Here are a few photos from the event.


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From left: Dave, Greg, Maury, Bart, Philip, and Joe. The choir sang happy birthday to Maury…his 90th! Bart is a Jesuit and Maury is a Domincan monk. We have rich theological conversations together during break times.


Greg congratulates conductor Duncan Wambugu post-concert.



The Nairobi Orchestra warms up before the morning rehearsal.







Prayer requests

  • Greg will be preaching in chapel at the Town Campus next Wednesday.
  • Ask God to guide the Senate as we deliberate on important curriculum issues in our meeting next week.




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