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Easter Is Coming!

posted Mar 15, 2016, 8:58 AM by in apropos   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 7:18 PM by Amelia Fannin ]
Tomas Luis de Victoria
The choirs at Grace have been busy preparing special musical offerings for Holy Week and Easter. The Senior Choir will be presenting a special Palm Sunday anthem by the early Baroque composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. Victoria was an organist, cantor and Catholic priest active in Spain and Italy during the time of the Counter-Reformation. His music paints a beautiful and haunting picture on Palm Sunday of the Passion story unfolding.

On Good Friday, the Choir will sing his setting of Popule meus, a text weaving together the relationship of God and his people in the Old Testament and the words of Christ on the Cross.  O Easter Sunday, the choir will present a work by a contemporary of Victoria who joyfully expresses the resurrection by employing many similar compositional techniques.

Adding to our celebration, the Junior Choir will present the Easter Offertory Anthem, Celebrate this Glorious Day, by Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds.

Additionally, there will be an extended prelude on Easter Sunday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. for the 10:30 worship. Come early for special music and a time for individual celebration.