On Sunday, March 5, we performed our early spring concert, Wrapped in Song, at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church. This concert focused on the importance and power of music in our lives.
Some pieces included "My Soul is Awakened" by Brad Burrill, "Ubi Caritas" by Maurice Durufle, "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis, "Sing Me To Heaven" by Daniel Gawthrop, "Prayer Of The Children" by Andrea Klouse, and "One Voice" by Ruth Moody, featuring soloist Linda Potter and Michael Blanchard on guitar.
"The Best of Rooms" by Randall Thompson was performed followed by "Lay Me Low" by Kevin Siegfried. "Lay Me Low" comes from a set of shaker songs and reflects the American shaker music tradition. "Travelin' Home", an arrangement of two sacred heart tunes, by Andrea Ramsey, was performed with solos by Don Sanderson and Becky Mielke. Heather Scharer had a solo in "No Time", a traditional camp song, by Susan Brumfield, and a trio was sung by Chloe Tritchka-Stuchell, Ellie Tucker, and Laura Leutheuser in "Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time" by Derrick Fox - an African American gospel spiritual tradition song. The concert closed with "Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter, and "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" by Peter Lutkin.
The last performance of season 44, Some Enchanted Evening, will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 7 PM at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsdale. This will be a fun, entertaining evening of Broadway musical favorites from well-known Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals such as Oklahoma, Sound of Music, and South Pacific. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person. Under 18 free with an adult.