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Concert - The Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer


The Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer
Monday 21 March, 7.30 pm, St. Marks, Carterton
Good Friday 25 March, 11.30 am, St. Matthews, Masterton

Modeled on the great passion settings of J.S. Bach, Stainer’s Crucifixion is one of the most popular of all English choral works and vividly portrays the events of the Passion of Christ.  Sir John Stainer wrote The Crucifixion as an opportunity for church choirs to describe in hymns, choruses and solo recitatives the story of Jesus' crucifixion with biblical references from each of the four gospels. The Wairarapa Singers will perform the entire work (which is a little over an hour long) and this includes some hymns to be sung by the congregation. The performance will be a multi media presentation and is intended to be an opportunity for reflection and worship during this very special week in the churches calendar. Scored for tenor and bass soloists, organ and mixed choir, the piece combines recitatives, solos, and masterful choruses that range from the graphic mob shouts of Crucify Him to the ethereally beautiful meditation at the work's centrepiece 'God so Loved the World'.  Everyone welcome. Free admission.

Earlier Event: March 20
Masterton Anglican AGM
Later Event: March 24
ONE Easter Camp 2016 - Youth