The Saint Simons Sacred Music Festival, founded in 2019, is an event inspired by the Music and Worship services of the American Choral Directors Association National Conference. Its goal is to further our sense of community through the healing powers of music. It is a completely non-denominational endeavour open to any and all singers who wish to make our Golden Isles an even better place. It also exists to introduce new music to our worship community, and to support contemporary composers in the genre of sacred music. We are excited to announce that our inaugural clinician will be composer and clinician Elaine Hagenberg. You can read about Elaine and listen to some samples of her music HERE. Mrs. Hagenberg will rehearse and conduct our church “Honor Choir” and lead them in the world premiere of her newest piece, Awake, My Soul, at a special service Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5:00 p.m. Our service, Sing for Community, Sing for Peace, is open to everyone.
Elaine Hagenberg’s music “soars with eloquence and ingenuity” (ACDA Choral Journal). Her compositions have been awarded and performed by schools, churches, universities, honor choirs and festivals throughout the United States and abroad.