Preparing Easter morning music essentials

Friday, April 10, 2009 | 10:55 a.m. CDT; updated 7:37 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 10, 2009

COLUMBIA — As Easter Sunday approaches, churches are busy preparing their musical programs. At Calvary Episcopal Church, musical director Ed Hanson has hired a string quartet, which, along with the church's adult choir, will perform traditional hymns. One hymn they plan to play, “Awake, Arise!” was composed by Columbia native Howard Helvey.