Arts Articles

  • Middle Church Launches the Gospel Album "Welcome" and a Music Video with Tituss Burgess June 22, 2012 Middle Collegiate Church launches its album, Welcome, composed and produced by Broadway and television actor Tituss Burgess (Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, and 30 Rock) on Sunday, July 1 at 6 PM. A music video of a song featured on the album, “We Are The Ones,” will also premiere, directed by Shari Carpenter who has worked with Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, and Forest Whitaker. The music video features an internationally renowned cast including Burgess, Alyson Palmer (of BETTY, whose music has been heard on The L-Word, Ugly Betty, and Weeds), and Broadway’s Jenny Powers (Grease and Little Women).
  • Larry & Linda Hart headline the gospel musical PRAISE at Middle Church June 12, 2012 Broadway actors Linda Hart (Hairspray, Anything Goes, and Catch Me if You Can), Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story and Urban Cowboy), Jenny Powers (Grease and Little Women), Angela Grovey (Leap of Faith), Grammy-nominated singer Ryan Shaw (Real Love and It Gets Better), and members of the Middle Church artists community lend their voices to Larry Hart’s Praise: An Irreverently Reverent Gospel Experience on Sunday, June 17 at 6 pm at Middle Collegiate Church (112 Second Avenue near E. Seventh Street). Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the high-energy music of Praise! is inspired by the common themes shared in world religions.
  • May Newsletter May 10, 2012 Friends, our May newsletter is available for download. Get your copy here.
  • Larry & Linda Hart headline the gospel musical "PRAISE" at Middle Church April 16, 2012 “Praise” celebrates gospel music’s rural roots and is inspired by the common themes in world religions. It honors the importance of praising a higher power, no matter how you name the presence of God.
  • "Sit Down at the Mercy Seat" March 25, 2012 A new song for Trayvon Martin by Bil Wright and Dionne McClain-Freeney.
  • Women's History Month March 5, 2012 We are conscious of the sacrifice and dedication of the strong women who have come before us, and carry their memories on our Lenten Journey.
  • March/April 2012 Newsletter February 27, 2012 Read the March/April 2012 edition of Middle Notes!
  • Black History Month at Middle Church February 1, 2012 Join us this February as we celebrate Black History Month at Middle Collegiate Church.
  • January/February Newsletter January 1, 2012 Download a copy of Middle Notes for January/February, 2012.
  • Prayers for Remembrance and Peace September 13, 2011 On September 11, Middle Church commemorated the 10th anniversary with an Interfaith Worship celebration that featured dance, music, and reflections (you can watch the full service here). Below is the prayer shared by Jocelyn Lieu, an elder at Middle Church. Our church was a sanctuary for so many that day, including Jocelyn and her then infant daughter.