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Charles WesleyCHARLES WESLEY, sometimes called the "sweet singer" of Methodism, is one of Christendom’s most outstanding poets. Charles Wesley wrote some 9,000 hymns and sacred poems, hundreds of which became hymns for Christian worship.  George Friedrich Handel wrote music specifically for three of them.

Browse Steven Kimbrough's repertoire of musical plays and presentations that you can schedule for your church or organization.  Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Charles Wesley's birth in 2007.

Steven Kimbrough as Charles WesleySweet Singer  is a one-person musical drama which deals with Wesley's struggle against poverty, reluctant acceptance of Holy Orders and life as a Church of England clergyman, adventure to America, opposition to slavery, social and spiritual reform, personal transformation, stormy beginnings of the Methodist movement, courage in the face of violence, family devotion and conflict, and poetic genius.  Sweet Singer debuted at Carnegie Hall (New York) in 1985.  Richard P. Heitzenrater, Emeritus Professor of Methodist History,The Divinity School, Duke University commented that “S T Kimbrough’s Sweet Singer is the finest dramatic presentation of the Wesleys that we have today.”  Read More ...

Charles WesleyCharles Wesley at 300 (1707-2007)  offers new and exciting musical settings of some well known Wesley hymns. Imagine a hymn for Holy Communion sung to an African or Caribbean beat, or a Wesley hymn sung to a Latin beat, calypso, or reggae. Or imagine discovering some previously unpublished Wesley hymns for ministry with and among the poor sung to familiar tunes.  Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Charles' birth in 2007.
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A press kit is available for your use. A production of Sweet Singer or other Kimbrough presentation at your church or organization is news. You can use the press kit and related materials to help publicize the event.  Read More ....

Read/Sing and hear a selection of Charles Wesley's hymnsWhile you are browsing you can also sit back and listen to some of Charles Wesley's hymns.  Just click on the picture of Charles Wesley at the left to listen.

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