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Join us for an evening of music and meditation as we re-tell the story of Jesus’ final hours. The evening consists of hymns, instrumental music, poetry, and scripture, with the central piece as The Seven Last Words from the Cross, a cantata by early Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz, presented in English.
As we have heard each of Jesus’ final statements proclaimed in our Sunday worship during Lent, we turn to the day when the sky turned dark and Jesus felt truly abandoned by his father. The cantata is presented by a quartet of narrators and a solo baritone as Jesus, with the full chorus providing an opening and closing commentary in the tradition of Greek theater. Accompanied by organ and five viols (an ancestor of the modern violin), the music is both profound and sublime, befitting the observance of Good Friday. Additional choral pieces complete the program, and our viol ensemble, also called a ‘consort’, will be featured on their own instrumental piece to begin the concert, inviting you into the hushed, other-worldliness of their sound as it fills our space.
Easter’s exuberant joy cannot be fully expressed without its contrasting, quiet prelude of Good Friday. You are invited to come and experience this powerful story with us.
Free Admission - An Offering will be Received.
First Presbyterian Church Of Stamford
1101 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06905
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