Choral Concert in Lehigh
Acres on March 24th
Faith Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir in conjunction with the choirs from 1st Presbyterian Church, St. Anselm Episcopal Church, the Church of God of Prophesy, Liberation Outreach international and Buckingham Presbyterian Church will present a brand new choral work by Mark Hayes. Mr. Hayes is a well respected and very prolific American composer, who was just recently conducting a chorus in Naples, FL. His piano jazz arrangements of gospel songs are renowned and used by many church musicians around the country.
This new work, “The Power of the Cross,” is a prism through which we view unfolding events of Holy week with grateful humility. We see that the cheers that fill Jerusalem streets will soon turn to jeers; that the faithful disciples who gather with Jesus at the Lord’s Supper include one who will betray Him, and that, even as Jesus struggles in Gethsemane, ultimately He will surrender to God’s purpose for Him: “Your will be done.”
The combined choirs will perform this amazing work two times, on March 17th at 4:30pm at Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 4241 Buckingham Road, just north of “The Hut” and the “Buckingham Bar” approximately one mile on the right. The second performance will be on March 24th at 4:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 705 Leeland Heights Boulevard East. Members of the featured quartet are Candace Baranowski Sundby, La Von Koenig, David Sundby and Rev. Dr. Randy Moody. A special Mezzo soprano solo entitled “Pieta” will be sung by Christine Bronson – who has a large local following. The narrators for these productions will be Rev. Walter Fohs and Richard Anglickis. The choir directors are Dennis Lewis, Candace Sundby, Julian Sundby Janice Boucher and Jim Kreger. Grace Shuga is the accompanist. Leonard Mlejnek will be playing various percussion instruments and Peter Heubeck and George Unverzagt will join the ensemble for the Faith Lutheran performance.
Liturgical dancers from the Church of God of Prophesy will take us down the road into Jerusalem along with the crowds. This award winning group will dance during the Pieta solo depicting the mother of Jesus concerned greatly about her Son, Jesus.
There is no charge for these events. However, you may need to come early to get good seats. Parking is plentiful at both churches and there is room for buses as well.