DENISON — Jim Scott, renowned acoustic guitarist and songwriter, will present "A Sermon in Song" during this Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. service at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church in Denison.

DENISON — Jim Scott, renowned acoustic guitarist and songwriter, will present "A Sermon in Song" during this Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. service at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church in Denison.


Scott, familiar to fans of folk, jazz and classical music, has shared the stage with luminaries such as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival, in 49 U.S. states and several foreign countries.


For several years, as guitarist for the Paul Winter Consort, he led thousands in the song "Common Ground" and his own eco-anthem, "A Song For the Earth." He was co-composer of the Consort’s choral work, "Missa Gaia/ Earth Mass," and recorded "A Concert for the Earth" in the Great Hall of the United Nations.


While a member of the Consort, Jim also wrote several PBS soundtracks and composed and arranged an entire concert for the group with the Indianapolis Symphony.


Scott is especially well-known in UU circles, since several songs he wrote appear in the denomination’s hymnbook and he has given concerts, services and workshops at some 300 UU churches across the country.


Performing often with choirs, he has created a catalog of choral compositions and arrangements. His choral song cycle "Vessels of the Sun" involves Latin, Celtic, African and Caribbean rhythms.


Well known as a humour presenter, Scott regularly performs and offers workshops for young people in elementary schools and libraries.


The church is located at 515 N. Burnett Ave., one block north of Morton St. in Denison.