A Kirtan Mass and Celestial Concert in Mendham
The Community of St. John Baptist and Interweave invite area residents to attend two events in October and November at the Main Chapel of the Community of St. John Baptist, 82 West Main St., Mendham.
On Saturday, October 20, they present a Celestial Music Concert featuring Laraaji (Edward Larry Gordon), a celestially inspired performer, artist and teacher whose peaceful and uplifting multi-instrumental electro-acoustic music is an incredible experience for all ages.
Using the musical language of a special electric-acoustic zither, African thumb piano (kalimba), and spontaneous voice and silence, Laraaji gives an innovative and creative expression to celestial emotion. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and will be available at the door.
On Sunday, November 4, at 6 pm, they host Awakening: A Kirtan Mass, led by Rev. James Reho, celebrant, and Billy Mitchum, wallah. Kirtan is an ancient form of chanting that is easily learned and intended to deepen one’s experience of the Divine. The mass will feature devotional chanting, world instruments, sacred texts, and a transformative workshop. There is a suggested donation of $20.
For more information about either event, contact Jean Marie at 908-850-6475.