'Sweet Singer' to portray life of Charles Wesley
February 25, 2008
"Sweet Singer," a one-man musical drama based on the life of the great clergyman and hymn writer Charles Wesley, will come to the Bryan College stage Feb. 29, presented by baritone Steven Kimbrough.
Mr. Kimbrough, who wrote the play, incorporates many of Wesley’s poems and hymns, including "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," in this creative dramatization of Wesley’s life.
"Sweet Singer" covers Wesley’s struggle against poverty, his reluctant acceptance of Holy Orders and life as a Church of England clergyman, his trip to America, his opposition to slavery and the stormy beginnings of the Methodist movement.
In addition to his abilities as an internationally acclaimed operatic, concert and musical stage performer, Mr. Kimbrough is associate general secretary for mission evangelism of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.
This presentation of "Sweet Singer" will be held at Rudd Auditorium on the Bryan College campus in Dayton on Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m.