A theomusicological study of style and taste in two United Methodist churches in northcentral Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Alan Seeley
This project explores the musical life and faith expression of two United Methodist congregations--Colonial Park (Harrisburg, Pa) and Wellsboro (Pa)--in order to articulate and celebrate the musical heritages of these congregations and to study alternative musical styles as potential avenues of faith formation and expression. Members of these churches exhibit diverse musical preferences and appear to welcome diversity. They find hymn singing essential to worship. Musical style issues provoke occasional moments of crisis in the choirs.