You’ve probably heard of micro-breweries, micromanagement, and microbes, but are you familiar with micro-commissions of new music? Through a micro-commission, a large number of people contribute any amount, large or small (even $1), toward the commissioning of a piece of music. For example, in 2010, over 400 donors combined their resources to commission a full-blown symphonic work for the Minnesota Orchestra. Here at St. John’s, we have the possibility to participate in micro-commissions as well, through our own ideas, donations, and the involvement of our resident composer, Paul Rudoi. In celebration of the publication of For All The Saints, Paul is creating a hymn for our congregation, complete with parts for the Adult and Children’s Choirs, hand bells, organ, and other instruments. The hymn will serve as a companion to the book, accessible to the congregation at any point in the future.
The poster of our new hymn by Paul Rudoi is in the Gathering Space by the coffee. Make a donation and sign a note: make it your hymn, too!