Rev. Marthame Sanders Delivers Pre-Concert Lecture on Dixit Dominus

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir are pleased to announce that Reverend Marthame Sanders, pastor of Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, will deliver the pre-concert lecture before each of our February 4 and 5 performances of our concert Handel’s Dixit Dominus: Songs of War and Peace, Ancient and Modern.

Reverend Sanders will discuss the contexts of Psalm 110, the text of Handel’s Dixit Dominus, and Psalm 46, the chief text of Jerry Ulrich‘s new composition Lucem Pax, which will be premiered at the concerts. The first presentation will be on February 4 at 6:15 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, prior to the 7:00 pm concert. The second presentation will be on February 5 at 2:15 pm at Roswell Presbyterian Church, prior to the 3:00 pm concert.

Tickets to the concert are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Student and Senior tickets are $15. Purchase tickets online at

From his bio on the church web site:

Rev. Marthame Sanders

A native of Atlanta, Marthame Sanders is a graduate of the Galloway School. He received his B.A. from Yale University, where he majored in History.

Marthame received his Masters of Divinity degree from the University of Chicago in 1996. Following graduation, Marthame worked in churches in the Presbytery of Chicago as a youth director, assistant pastor, and temporary supply pastor.

From 2000 to 2003, the Sanders served as mission personnel of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Palestinian Christian village of Zababdeh. Their ministry was one of ecumenical support for the Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic churches of the northern West Bank and culminated with the production of the documentary film Salt of the Earth: Palestinian Christians in the Northern West Bank.