Friday afternoons during Lent a group will perform at First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg, and no one will applaud. “It’s not all about the applause,” the church’s music co-director, Donna Spicer, said. “People just sit and let it (the music) surround them.” Applause would disrupt the contemplative mood of the church’s annual Lenten Meditation series. Performances begin at 12:10 p.m. and last 40 minutes. Organist and choir leader Jan Petersen started the program in 1973 after moving to the area from Eugene. “I thought people would enjoy having a meditative time to listen to music and just be still,” she …
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