Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents a two-day celebration of the life and ministry of Paul O. Manz, who served as Cantor at Mount Olive from 1946-1983. His ministry was internationally known and extremely influential to church music. This conference explores how his ministry continues to inform us as singing people of God.
The observance begins Friday evening with an organ recital by John Schwandt, comprised of works by two of Manz's main mentors, Flor Peeters and Helmut Walcha, as well as music composed by Paul Manz himself.
Saturday offers a series of lectures and workshos on the topic of what Paul Manz's ministry means for us today. Presenters will be Paul Westermeyer, David Cherwien, and Mark Lawson, president of MorningStar Publishers, the publisher of all of Manz's works. A hymn sing will also be a part of the morning's activities.
All events take place at Mount Olive Lutheran Church and are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration can be competed through Mount Olive's website HERE, but is not required.