To aid the many victims of recent Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will host a “marathon” music, prayer and testimony vigil set to begin at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Thulin Auditorium in Thompson Hall. It will culminate on Sunday, Sept. 10, with a Community Hour in the Thulin Auditorium from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and will close with a Celebration of Giving Concert at 2 p.m.

The round-the-clock vigil, called “26.2h of Music, Worship, Prayer Vigil and Testimony,” will be directed by Music Department Chair Dr. Robert Kania. Dr. Kania is still looking for volunteers to fill slots for music performances. He will be honored to fill all empty slots during those 26.2 hours, however, he would love to share this opportunity with as many members of the Judson community as possible.   

Sunday’s Celebration of Giving Concert at 2 p.m. will feature internationally acclaimed artists Maria Kanyova (soprano) and Huntley Brown (pianist) along with Judson’s Music faculty and the Judson University Choir under the direction of Dr. Warren Anderson. 

Everyone is welcome to come, enjoy and contribute. The proceeds will be donated to World Vision for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Kania at

Cash contributions and checks made out to “World Vision” will be accepted at both the Marathon and the Celebration of Giving Concert.

Also, online contributions can be made using the following link: