Last week was Finnsnes i Fest (festival week). As part of the festival the church (Sarah, Susanna and I, plus some very dedicated bakers and coffee servers) organised another Være i Stillheten event.
We were pleased to have almost 100 people attended the hour program which included still images and video with live classical music, plus two hymns, Bible texts and some prayers. Our prayer is that these events are a bridge into the church. Many people told us how moved they were, meeting with God in a deep and special way. The program in PDF format is here and the preliminary post was here.
For those who were unable to be here (or would like to hear one piece again), I’ve uploaded the video of Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, one of J.S. Bach’s most well known and beautiful chorale preludes. The music on the video was recorded here in Finnsnes Church, although like with the old silent movies, during ViS the organ was played ‘live’. This video is a little different from most of what we do in that the text is in three languages, and the images are quite abstract.
You can click the icon at the bottom right hand corner of the video to watch it full screen.