Festival of Sacred Music and Text to be held Oct. 21 at SUNY Potsdam
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 7:48 am

POTSDAM -- The Festival of Sacred Music and Text will take place Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam’s Dunn Theater. Participants include choirs and readers from a variety of local congregations and campus groups.

The Festival brings together Potsdam’s many faiths to share sacred music and readings with one another and with the community.

Musical participants this year include the Orthodox Community, The Voices of Victory Gospel Choir from SUNY Potsdam and choral groups from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, North Country Community Church and Temple Beth El.

Readings will be presented by the Islamic community, The Christian Science Church, the Jewish community and the Orthodox community.

Admission to the festival is free, but donations to United Helpers new Maplewood facility will be accepted. A reception will follow the concert.

“We were looking for a public location for the Festival and the campus seemed like the best place to bring the whole community together” stated Rev. Ed Sachs. “We need a large auditorium with so many participants and guests.”

Working with SUNY Potsdam’s Campus Minister, Harvey Smith, arrangements were made to cosponsor the event, providing not only a hall but participation from campus groups as well.