Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

Aug. 18, 2019: Calvin Hampton, organist/composer

A note about the Offertory Hymn: The women’s chorale makes its summer appearance the week, singing “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,” (469), one of the exquisite hymns by American organist and composer Calvin Hampton. (He also wrote a setting of “O, Master, let me walk with thee,” (659), which we’ve sung numerous times, sometimes featuring a young lady playing a viola obbligato.) Hampton’s music is both inventive and hauntingly beautiful. He died tragically young, in 1984, of AIDS. -D. Boelzner