Choir

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    9:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuary

    The Choir performs "The Call" by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

     

Next Sunday, April 30, the choir performs a piece by Ralph Vaughan Williams written between 1906 and 1911. “The Call” is the 4th of “Five Mystical Songs” by Welsh poet and Anglican priest George Herbert, who lived and wrote in the 17th century.  Though Vaughan Williams was an atheist at the time (he later was happy to call himself a “cheerful agnostic”), he nevertheless was able to set to music these overtly religious verses. The allusions to Christianity are clear, indeed.

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a Way, as gives us breath:
Such a Truth, as ends all strife:
Such a Life, as killeth death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a Light, as shows a feast:
Such a Feast, as mends in length:
Such a Strength, as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a Joy, as none can move:
Such a Love, as none can part:
Such a Heart, as joys in love.

The theme of the service that Sunday is The Fibonacci Sequence. Following on the heels of Earth Day and the celebration of science, this is more a celebration of mathematics.

Below: a Fibonacci Spiral.

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Under the direction of Sadie Sonntag the choir provides music for Sunday services at least two services a month from September through June. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm, and all fun-loving people who want to sing are welcome! To learn more about the choir, talk to a choir member during Coffee Hour after any Sunday service or contact Sadie here. Come to a rehearsal Thursday evening during the season, and we’ll all make music together.

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