After the Musical

Words cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to all of the parents, friends, and family members who helped out with the musical this year. The show was a smashing success, and it would not have been possible without the help of the entire community. From props to makeup, set to costumes, food to rehearsal supervision, and tickets to publicity, there were dozens of jobs that took hundreds of hours to complete. Thank you to everyone who took valuable time from their busy lives to help make this possible for the kids. They had a wonderful time!

Now that the musical is over, it’s time to focus on the next few things that are coming up for the music program. On December 13th the Senior Choir will be joined by some guest singers and a full orchestra for one of our annual Major Music services. They will be presenting C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat – a stirring and inspiring musical celebration by one of J.S. Bach’s talented sons. On December 20th the Children’s Choirs will be providing the music for both services – bringing in the holiday season with joyful song. And of course on Christmas Eve we will have one of our Children’s Choirs leading the music for each of our four services. 

The music for this Sunday presents some of the most famous keyboard works by J.S. Bach – the Gavotte from the French Suite No. 5 in G, and the Aria from the Goldberg Variations, along with the lovely aria “Buss und Reu” from the St. Matthew Passion. The Senior Choir will also be presenting a lovely setting of the Ubi Caritas text, by Maurice Durufle. The Latin text translates as:

Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Where charity and love are, God is there.

Wishing you all a joyful Thanksgiving season!

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