How Sweet the Sound

  • An annual service celebrating 
    • gospel
    • jazz
    • spirituals
    • with a "hymn-sing" feel about it.
  • History
    • Begun by Sam Hill, Organist and Music Director from 1970 until his death in 1991.
    • Continued by Kurt R. Hansen, present Director of Music.
    • Kurt and Sam began this tradition as Amazing Grace at Northwestern University Chapel with their mentor Grigg Fountain (1918-2016)
  • In this service, the music does the preaching.
    • Featuring
    • The Gospel Trio
    • Organ
    • Chancel Choir
    • All youth choirs
    • Soloists
    • And the congregational singing
  • It traditionally closes with a rousing arrangement of This Little Light Of Mine
  • A service where we literally "raise the roof."
Kurt Hansen