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Community Maundy Thursday Worship (Bethany UMC, Reedville)
April 6 @ 6:00 pm
Community Maundy Thursday Worship, Bethany UMC, 454 Main St., Reedville, VA 22539. Thursday, April 6, 6pm. On Maundy Thursday the public is invited to the premier performance of “By His Grace”, a mass composed by Carina Bly Sprouse, to be held at Bethany UMC, 454 Main St. Reedville. The following churches will have choir members performing together – Bethany, St. Mary’s, Fairfields, Afton, Coles Point, and All Saints Church (Richmond). The service will include Communion followed by a covered dish dinner.
Carina grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, where she received her musical training starting at the age of 6. She began her church musician career at the age of 14 and was a young talent performer for the Stuttgart Musical Hall. As a string bass player, she was a member of the Stuttgart Symphonic Wind Orchestra (under the conduction of her father Dr. Leon Bly) Her grandfather was Musin Bly and taught music at Northumberland High School in the 1960’s. Carina moved to the USA in 2000 and taught piano at the former Arts Building in Kilmarnock. She has been music director at Bethany for the past 23 years.
She began composing “By His Grace” about 10 years ago and slowly added sections to it. There was never an opportunity presented to perform it until this year. We are so privileged to have such a gifted artist in Northumberland County. Please email the pastor, Rev. Derek Tomek at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the service.