On May 19, the Eve of Pentecost, we will have a unique Vigil Service, featuring a new musical work created by Scot Crandal with text by Robert Bryant. The piece is entitled “The Fruit of The Spirit: A Pentecost Cantata”, and unsurprisingly consists of nine movements. The Service itself will be much like a service of Lessons and Carols, wherein a portion of Scripture is read, followed by a musical response. Each of the nine Fruits of the Spirit will be addressed with an appropriate Scripture passage, followed by the corresponding movement of the Cantata. Some of the movements will be choral anthems, others will be sung by soloists and two movements will be sung by the congregation, hymn-style.
Put Saturday, May 19 on your calendar, and think about inviting friends. And in the spirit of Pentecost, everyone is encouraged to wear red!
There will be a free-will offering.
The Choirs from The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist (Portland), Christ Church Episcopal (Lake Oswego), Montavilla United Methodist Church (Portland)
Scot Crandal, conductor
Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano
Anna Breuer, Mezzo-soprano
Michael Sanchez, tenor
Zachary Lenox, baritone
Fred Beal, organ
Barton Rippe, piano
Colin Crandal, timpani and percussion
Kate Crandal, double bass
1. Love – Choir, Organ
2. Joy – Baritone Solo, Choir, Piano
3. Peace – Mezzo-soprano Solo, Choir, Organ
4. Patience – Hymn
5. Kindness – Quartet, Piano
6. Generosity – Hymn
7. Faithfulness – Tenor Solo, Choir, Organ
8. Gentleness – Soprano Solo, Piano
9. Self-Control – Choir, Organ, Piano
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