FAIRFIELD— Dan Schutte, American composer of Catholic liturgical music and contemporary Christian songwriter, will present a special concert in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Some of his most celebrated songs are “Here I Am, Lord,” “City of God” and “Sing a New Song.”
The event will take place on Sunday, September 16, at 2 pm and is free and open to the public.
Dan Schutte is one of the best-known and most influential composers of Catholic music for liturgy in the English-speaking world. In addition to his Jesuit formation, Dan holds two master’s degrees, one in theology and one in liturgy, from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He did graduate studies in music composition under the direction of Fr. Kevin Waters, SJ, at Seattle University. He has three honorary degrees for his contribution to the life of the Church.
Dan has served as liturgist and music director in various pastoral and academic settings. That experience, his deep knowledge of Sacred Scripture and a strong sense of Ignatian spirituality form the basis of every event he leads. Dan spends a significant amount of time each year traveling to offer concerts, retreat, workshops and parish missions to communities throughout the country. His ministry has had an enormous impact of the spiritual journey of millions of people.
Currently, Dan is composer-in-residence at the University of San Francisco.
Check out Dan’s website: http://www.danschutte.com
The event is sponsored by Sacred Heart University’s Office of the President, Office of Mission & Catholic Identity and the Human Journey Colloquia Series.
Please contact Deb Noack at 203-396-8483 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.