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"Everything's Gonna Be All Right" Uplifting Performance by MNU Choir

Heritage Choir in front of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
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“Light of a Clear Blue Morning”

Conducted by Dr. Christopher Smith
Soloist Brin Eisele, junior music major
Lyrics by Dolly Parton, arr. by Craig Hella Johnson



Heritage Choir, conducted by Dr. Christopher Smith, recently visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Overland Park, Kansas to experience the exquisite acoustics of the temple. The church sanctuary’s soaring ceiling and cupola provided the perfect venue for the choir to record several songs. 

The lyrics of “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” are especially meaningful in this time of uncertainty as we face the COVID-19 pandemic and social and political unrest. May the hope captured in the performance of this song bring a renewed spirit to all who hear it. 

Watch this uplifting performance here.

More About Visit to Holy Trinity

Fr. Timothy Sawchak, rector at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, gave Heritage Choir members a fun lecture about the church and its history. The event was held on a WIRED Wednesday and is a great example of ways that MNU uses its new class schedule to enrich the student experience. 

Classes at MNU are now held Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday. This leaves WIRED Wednesdays (Wednesday Integrative Relational Experiential Days) for academic departments to provide experiences including internships, practica, job shadowing, research and field trips. Providing students with opportunities to sing in various locations has been nearly impossible this year due to COVID. Special thanks to Fr. Sawchak and the congregation at Holy Trinity for opening their sanctuary for this purpose!

This Issue

Fall 2020

With gratitude we present this issue featuring God’s blessings in allowing MNU students, faculty, staff and administration to be on campus and in classes during the pandemic. Many institutions were not that fortunate. Read all about it and enjoy surprising news about increases in enrollment and other progress happening during this unprecedented time.

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