LWC to Celebrate Methodist Heritage with Service and Concert
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 [10:26 AM]
Dean of the Chapel Terry Swan speaks at the 2011
Church College Celebration Day.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson
College community will celebrate its connection to The United
Methodist Church on Wednesday with two special events.
Church College Celebration Day will be held at 2:30
p.m. CT in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St.
Then at 7 p.m. CT the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir
and Lindsey Wilson Singers will perform "Earth, Wind, Fire &
Water: A Concert Based on Personality Profiles in
The Four Elements of Success by Laurie
Beth Jones." The concert will be at Columbia United Methodist
Church, 202 Burkesville St.
Both events are free and open to the
"Church College Celebration Day is a day each fall
when the Lindsey Wilson community comes together to celebrate its
Methodist heritage and discusses what it means to be a
church-related college," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the
college's eighth president since 1998.
Lindsey Wilson was founded by the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South in 1903 as a training school for Vanderbilt
University. The school has remained part of the Methodist Church
throughout its evolution into a junior college and then into a
liberal arts college with graduate programs. (For a brief history
of LWC, click here.)
In 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
reunited with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist
Protestant Church to form the The Methodist Church. The Methodist
Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968
to form The United Methodist Church.
At the Wednesday night concert, audience members
can take a personality test while enjoying the music.
"We're going to actually allow the audience to take
a bit of a personality profile test to determine whether their
personality is more like earth, wind fire or water, and so
therefore our repertoire is music about earth, wind, fire and
water," said LWC Director of Choral Activities Gerald Chafin.
Chafin said the Lindsey Wilson Singers will perform
"unusual things, like a piece called 'Lightning' where we depict a
rainstorm and we've got strobe lights that flash."
"Unusual meters and rhythms are part of that
piece," he said.
LWC student Hannah Warren of Columbia -- who is a
member of both choral ensembles -- said performing the song
"Lightning" is "quite the workout."
"It really stretches us," she said. "But it's neat
how it works to depict a thunderstorm and the craziness with