Saturday, October 6 (4 p.m.)
941 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” features music, poetry, and readings from sacred texts—on the themes of harvest, thanksgiving, and autumn.
Margaret Shaklee reads "Winter Meditation" by Denise Levertov and “May the Glory of the Passing Away of Autumn” by Barbara Pescan
Allan Johnston reads his poems “Potato Farming Near George, Washington, 1975,” “Hay House,” “Harvest,” “Piers” and “Radishes”
Reverend Jacki Belile reads “The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity” by Walter Brueggeman and “The Head of the Year” by Marge Piercy
Reverend Jean Darling reads a text
Sharon Hyson reads a text
Patti Nakai makes a short Buddhist commentary on the harvest theme and reads a selection from the Dhammapada ("Sayings of the Buddha").
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Seth Fisher reads “Thoreau on Autumn”
A musical ensemble performs “Autumn Leaves,” “We Gather Together,” and several songs -- with Saalik Ziyad (vocals), Joe Vajarsky (tenor saxophone), Dan Godston (trumpet) & Anthony Poretti (drums)
“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” is part of an ongoing series of events that is thematically arranged around each of the four seasons. This Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event is co-sponsored by the Peoples Church, Treasures of Uptown, and the Borderbend Arts Collective.
Performed by Rosamond Brenner—Piano
1. Opening Prayer
Read by: Lorelie McClure
2. “The Fountain” by Rosamond Brenner
performed by Rosamond Brenner, piano
3. Selections from Buddhist, Islamic
& Hindu Scriptures
Read by: Irma Simuni
4. “The Lord is My Shepherd” & “Short Healing Prayer”
performed by Rosamond Brenner, piano &
Cheryll Simmerman, vocals
Medley based on the 23rd Psalm and a Bahá'í prayer,
original music by Rosamond Brenner
5. Prophet’s of God are one and the same.
Bahá'í and Islamic Scripture
Read by: Chris Vodden
6. “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” & “Come Sunday”
performed by Cheryll Simmerman, flute, Jon Hey, piano & Dan Godston, trumpet
7. The Utterance of God is a Lamp
Read by: Robert Rogers
8. “Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat” by Franz Schubert
performed by Jonathan Wheat, piano
9. The Sower
Read by: Ruth Jackson
performed by Bam Hoener, vocals
11. Closing Prayer
Read by: Juliet GentzkowPlease note: the program might be subject to change...The Baha'i House of Worship100 Linden Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Summer Solstice Interfaith Arts EventLakeview Center
in Gillson Park
Wednesday, June 20 (6 p.m.)
free and open to the public
View of Gillson Park
Photo credit: Wilmette Park District