Music and Message

“Music and Message” is the popular weekly series from Hendricks Chapel that features musical performances and spoken reflection from diverse religious and spiritual perspectives. These gatherings seek to nurture the soul and ignite the spirit, and we invite all students, faculty, staff and community members for another season of inspiration.

Join us for Fall 2021

Sundays at 4 p.m.

September 12 through November 14

In-person and on Zoom

All are welcome to join us in Hendricks Chapel! Or experience this program online through Zoom, which will open at 4 p.m. ET each Sunday with the same link.

Please note that on campus events are subject to public health conditions and CDC guidelines. For the latest information relevant to campus, please visit the Stay Safe website.

Follow us on social media @HendricksChapel to stay up-to-date on announcements and details!

Upcoming Programs

September 19: Homecoming

Join us as we celebrate the class of 2020 with a special program featuring Edward Elgar’s beloved “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1,” the choral anthem “Homecoming” and inspirational remarks from graduates of the class of 2020. 

Remarks by Class of 2020 alums:
Noah Steinberg, VPA ’20 (Sound Recording Technology)
Gabrielle Sanft, VPA ’20 (Music Education, Music History and Cultures)
Corrinne Perrotti, VPA ’20 (Music Industry)

September 26: Light in the Darkness

Join us for a program featuring soloists from the Setnor School of Music and a performance of H. Balfour Gardiner’s “Evening Hymn” by the Hendricks Chapel Choir.

October 3: This Land is Ours (Malmgren Concert)

Join us for a Malmgren Concert featuring special guest performers, Mirror Visions Ensemble. 

Mirror Visions Ensemble’s programs take audiences on an imaginative journey through song. During this concert, mezzo soprano Abigail Levis, tenor Scott Murphree, baritone Mischa Bouvier and pianist Grant Wenaus will perform an engaging program including folk songs, civil war ballads, and new works by living American composers that highlight the depth and diversity of the American experience.

The Malmgren Concerts are special installments of Music and Message.

October 10: Job’s Trials (Malmgren Concert)

Join us for a Malmgren Concert featuring special guest performers, Dan Loomis and his jazz ensemble.

Loomis, a bassist and composer, will lead the ensemble in his latest work, “Job’s Trials: A Jazz Song Cycle.” It is an evocative musical dive into an ancient, universal story exploring why bad things happen to good people.

In this fresh and thought-provoking work, the biblical story of Job is told by the character Ha Satan, whose narration is accompanied by original jazz compositions.

The Malmgren Concerts are special installments of Music and Message.

Past Programs

Recordings of Past Programs can be found on the Hendricks Chapel Facebook page.


Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and captioning will be provided. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or

Presented with support from the Malmgren Fund and the Hendricks Chapel Dean’s Discretionary Fund.