March 31, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
GORDON MOE, manager, The Concordia Choir
(218) 299-4886 / email@example.com
AMY KELLY, College Communications and Media Relations director
CONCORDIA COLLEGE TO PRESENT MASTERWORKS CONCERT
“THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST”
Concordia College will present an emotional re-telling of Jesus Christ’s last week of life with “The Passion of Jesus Christ,” a new, oratorio-length composition written by Dr. René Clausen and commissioned to observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The hour-long composition, performed by the 400 musicians of the Concordia voice faculty, choirs and orchestra, brings audience members closer to powerful scenes from Christ’s procession into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the trial before Pilate and the crucifixion. In addition to telling the story of the Passion, music and text reveal moments when major figures struggle with the motivation and implication of their actions. The passion of Christ is at the heart of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s theology, which critiqued late medieval religion by holding up the theology of the cross.
The composition is made possible by a generous gift from John and Veronna Capone.
Groups of 20 or more are encouraged to arrive 60 minutes in advance. Those arriving by bus should email firstname.lastname@example.org for unloading and parking information.