In the Spirit of Taizé, a new American recording of the music of Taizé, was recorded live at Ascension Church in Oak Park, Illinois under the direction of David Anderson.
Since October of 1992, on the first Friday of each month, Ascension Church has welcomed Christians from many traditions to pray in the spirit of the Taizé Community. Praying in word, song, and silence, the gathering has grown from an initial group of 30 people to over 800 people each month, including both local Chicagoans as well as visitors from around the world. The purpose of this ecumenical gathering is to pray for peace and reconciliation throughout the world. Together, all who attend raise their voices in song, and as one worshiping body, they lift their hearts in reverent silence. Their differences are left outside. At Ascension’s monthly prayer in the spirit of Taizé, praising God is all that matters.
This magnificent recording truly captures the spiritual experience felt each month at Ascension and is a worthy record of the service’s outstanding reputation in the Chicago area and beyond. This recording is filled with the spirit of Taizé!