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Russian composer brings songs of faith to the U.S.

Russian musician and composer Konstantin Zhigulin will tour the United States in September. His a cappella Spiritual Music Ensemble will sing original hymns, in English, at Churches of Christ in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama and Texas.
The composer and his wife, Leena, were members of the Barnaul,Russia, church before moving to St. Petersburg, where Zhigulin is astudent at the church-supported Institute of Theology and ChristianMinistry.
Zhigulin has written a collection of hymns based onthe book of Psalms. Churches in Texas and North Carolina have adoptedhis songs into their worship, said Joel Petty, president of the St.Petersburg school. Symphonies in Russia, including the NovosibirskPhilharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, have performed Zhigulin’s works.
“Music is one of the greatest gifts of God,” Zhigulin said. “It is a unique connection of feelings, thoughts and emotions.”
Zhigulin’s schedule is as follows:
Sept. 3

10 a.m.: Una church of Christ, 1917 Old Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tenn.
6 p.m.: Hendersonville church, 107 Rockland Rd., Hendersonville, Tenn.
Sept. 4
7:30 p.m.: Hermitage House Smorgasbord, 3131 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 10
8:45 a.m.: Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, Okla.
Noon: Soldier C Creek Church of Christ, Piedmont High School building, 1055
Edmond Road NW., Piedmont, Okla.
6 p.m.: Wilshire Church of Christ, 400 E. Wilshire Blvd., Oklahoma City
Sept. 13
7 p.m.: Cox Boulevard Church of Christ, 303 Cox Blvd., Sheffield, Ala.
Sept. 17
10 a.m.: Holland Street Church of Christ, 205 E. Holland St., San Marcos,
6 p.m.: Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, 11908 N. Lamar, Austin, Tex.
Sept. 19
8 p.m.: Abilene Christian University lectureship general session, Williams
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Abilene, Texas
Sept. 20
7 p.m.: High Pointe church of Christ, 3201 N. Central Expressway, McKinney,
Sept. 23
7 p.m.: Richland Hills Church of Christ, 24/7 Conference Room, 6300 NE Loop
820, North Richland Hills, Texas

Sept. 24

9 a.m.: Duncanville Church of Christ, 402 W. Danieldale Rd., Duncanville,

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