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Make a Joyful Noise! Music of the American Church

On October 22, 2007, members and patrons met at the home of Claire Springer for an evening of hymns and church songs presented by Bill Bowman at the piano.

Those in attendance learned that the familiar hymn "In the Garden" is both on the top ten list of most loved hymns and most despised hymns, which shows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Bill was interviewed by fellow Alliance Alumni member Karen Perone as part of the Alliance Oral History project at Rodman Public Library. At the end of the interview, Bill offers a sample of one of his musical programs. You can watch it at You will need Real Player to view it.