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Spring Cantata

Amelia Plantation Chapel
Event organized by Amelia Plantation Chapel

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The Majesty and Glory of the Resurrection

The Choir, under the direction of Don Edwards, has been rehearsing and preparing for the Chapel’s Spring musical event to be sung at a single service on Sunday morning, April 22 at 10:00 am. This cantata, another of Tom Fettke’s masterpieces, celebrates the redeeming, risen, and reigning Lord. His work – The Majesty and Glory of the Resurrection – blends the poetry of traditional hymns with sacred classics, from Handel’s “Messiah” and the Hallelujah Chorus from Beethoven’s “The Mount of Olives.“ It weaves, as well, the inspiration of gospel songs and worship and praise choruses.

A gifted composer and conductor, Tom Fettke is no stranger to the Choir. We sing many of his anthems, such as “The Majesty
and glory of your name”. A native Californian, he holds a Lifetime Music Credential in Secondary Music in that State. He has served many churches large and small for over thirty years. The cantata the Choir and Orchestra will present is a noted classic, sung worldwide by thousands of church and school choirs.

The Chancel Choir will be accompanied by full orchestra, made up of professional musicians selected by 1st Violinist Glenda Newton. The narration has been written by the Reverend Norm Dalton, who will inject appropriate introductions to the piece’s sections. Marilyn Bosworth will sing the Air from Handel’s Messiah, ”I know that My Redeemer Liveth.” Contemporary worship choruses, such as “Our God Reigns” and other pieces will speak to the hearts of those that worship with us during this powerful and inspirational cantata. The closing selection will be the memorable “Hallelujah Chorus.”

There will be one combined worship service at 10:00am on Sunday, April 22.

A nursery will be provided.