During Lent there will be a variety of musical additions to worship in order deepen our relationship to this season of reflection.
Prelude, Confession Response, Doxology
The Prelude will be played after the welcome and announcements to allow for a time of prayer and meditation. Instead of the Gloria Patri, the Sung Response following the Confession will be a verse from “What Wondrous Love Is This.” Additionally, the Doxology will be replaced by “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”
Bach Chorale Offertory
Our talented youth musicians will be playing the Offertory each week in Lent. Each instrumentalist will be playing a Bach chorale tune, which are the backbone of Protestant hymnody. These chorale harmonization’s are especially important during Lent, as Bach used chorale tunes as the centerpiece of his two greatest works, “The St. Matthew Passion,” and “The St. John Passion.”
Requiem Mass by W.A. Mozart, March 18th, 10:00am
The Sanctuary Choir will be joined by a guest orchestra and soloists to perform Mozart’s masterpiece, “Requiem in d minor.” This tremendous work was the last piece Mozart wrote prior to his death in 1791. Youth singers from the Voice for Life program will also be singing this morning.
Gaudete Brass on Easter
Gaudete Brass will be returning for their 12th year in a row to play for Easter services. As one of the top brass quintets in the mid-west, Gaudete brings a diverse repertoire of new and old music. Prelude starts 20 minutes before worship for both services.