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CANCELED Stations of the Cross (evening)

On Friday, March 20th 2020, 7:30 pm we have a meditative service of Stations of the Cross which will be followed immediately at 8:00 pm by a choral performance of a special Lenten cantata.

The Crucifixion is a ‘Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer’ by the Victorian composer John Stainer.   The text is by J. Sparrow Simpson and is drawn from the Bible and from his original writings.  They describe the Passion of our Lord as a journey from Gethsemane to Calvary and dwell on the thoughts and conversations along the way. 

The narrative is in the voices of tenor and bass soloists with the choir acting as the crowd.  The congregation joins the story not only by listening but also by singing some well-known hymns.  Thus Stainer continues the evolution of the sacred Passion composition alongside J.S. Bach in the 18th century who included Lutheran Chorales in his Passion settings, and in the 20th century by Michael Tippett who included Negro Spirituals in his oratorio A Child of Our Time  In this performance we include well-known Passiontide hymns that we hope you sing with full heart, spirit and voice;  Stainer’s original hymns, though fine composition, are largely unknown in 21st century California.

 

 

LocationChurch Nave
ContactSimon Berry, 4515-567-7824 x 204
DateFriday, March 20, 2020
Time7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cleanup8:30 PM - 9:00 PM