Ben Sigel Johnson was Professor of Music. William Randall Lolley was the third President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The concert opens with a responsive reading from 0:00-1:06. Music plays from 1:07-4:03. A prayer of confession is given from 4:12-5:24. Special music plays from 5:52-9:43. A prayer is offered from 10:00-11:43. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 and Luke 4:16-21 is read from 12:02-13:50. Music plays from 14:02-19:19. Dr. Lolley speaks from 19:41-45:26. He shares the importance of giving worship to God.
H. Max Smith, an organist and Artist in Residence, leads the congregation in worship through songs, congregational readings, and prayer. He spends some time sharing about the role of music in worship (10:16-end).
Ben Sigel Johnson, Special Instructor in Music, facilitates this program which starts with a congregational hymn and prayer. The main program then starts off with the singing of Psalm 1 (7:30-12:40) and then the Ordination of Judas Maccabeus set to music by Handel (12:45-18-39). Then an invitational is given with the singing of Psalm 23 to a symphony written by Paul Crestin, one of Southeastern’s foremost composers (22:55-28:05). Mr. Johnson ends the program with a Spiritual and benediction (28:06-end).