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Music Release: Symphony No. 2, “America”

Symphony No. 2, “America” by composer and native of Charlotte, Dan Locklair is available now in the bookstore. St. Paul’s Bookstore is open Tues-Thurs from 11 am to 1 pm and proceeds benefit outreach at St. Paul’s.

Learn more about the bookstore here.

About Dan Locklair and Symphony No. 2, “America”

Naxos American Classics has released Dan Locklair’s Symphony No. 2 “America,” along with his Hail the Coming Day, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, and PHOENIX for orchestra.

The disk was recorded by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, led by Kirk Trevor and Michael Roháč. Organ soloist is Peter Mikula.

The composer writes, “My Symphony No. 2 “America” unabashedly celebrates America: “The Land of the Free”. Begun in May, 2015, this three-movement composition was completed in July, 2016 and is scored for a large triple-wind symphony orchestra. The World Premiere was given by John Gordon Ross and the Western Piedmont Symphony (Hickory, NC) in October, 2017. Approximately 22 minutes in length, each movement is a reflection upon a holiday that is at the heart of America: 1. Independence Day; 2. Memorial Day; 3. Thanksgiving Day. A single, well-known melody associated with the essence of each of these American holidays is heard in each movement.”

Prayer Circle Around the Jail

This year we want to increase participation in the community-wide prayer circle to over 500 people. Can you help spread the word and bring people of all ages to pray? This year’s date is Friday, September 13, at 5:30 pm (prayer starts at 6 pm) for our community-wide prayer around the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center (jail) [201 N. Church Street, Winston-Salem]. Join us in prayer asking God to touch the hearts of those inside. Please ask your friends to join you, as this event is open to everyone. If you are interested in being a part of the St. Paul’s group, please email Rev. Nancy Vaders at

Photo by Andrew Dye/Journal.

New Podcast from Bishop Michael Curry

Bishop Curry has a new podcast! From the public affairs office:

Each week in Season 1, Bishop Curry introduces one of the seven Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listeners are invited into deeper engagement with each practice as Kyle and Sandy share their insights and offer questions for reflection or small group discussion.

Click here to listen.