The Song Everlasting - Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra Concert
THE SONG EVERLASTING
May 19, 2013
Christ Memorial Church presents their annual Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra concert on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 5:00 PM at Christ Memorial. This year, they will perform a sacred cantata based on early American songs; “The Song Everlasting,” by Joseph M. Martin. A combination of hymns, spirituals, and folk songs are used to present the Gospel story of the life of Christ.
The cantata is divided into three parts: Ministry, Humility and Victory. Each section includes a congregational hymn of response to allow the congregation to respond to the wonderful story of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. Thoughtful narration, provided by John and Marilyn Bright, accompanies the work while a spectacular full orchestration crowns the cantata with variety and skill.
Martin says, “Music reaches deep into our hearts and calls us to reflection. It surrounds us with sound and invites our spirits to soar in celebration. When shared with sincerity, song transcends the walls that separate us and builds bridges of understanding among all people. On the wings of music, we can express the deepest emotions of our lives and explore the victories and mysteries of our faith.”
The 190-member Christ Memorial Church Sanctuary Choir and full Symphony Orchestra are comprised of church and community members who share a passion for Christ and for music. The ensembles are both directed by Gary Matthews, Minister of Worship and the Arts at Christ Memorial.
Plan to join us at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road, Holland. (616-796-3370) This is a free concert - a free will offering will be taken.