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"Bach to the Future" Concert Series: "Life of Christ" Song Cycle

"Bach to the Future" Concert Series: "Life of Christ" Song Cycle

Sunday Apr 14 2019     3:00 pm thru 4:30 pm

Location: St. John's in the Village  
"BACH TO THE FUTURE" CONCERT SERIES
A SUNDAY SERIES OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE!
Attend individual concerts for inspiration every Sunday afternoon -- or, subscribe to our series, to support the work of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture; Its "Bach To The Future" Music/Science Program for Students; and the new Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture Youth Chorus. Accepting new student applications for the chorus -- ages 12 to 18! http://www.ffrcc.org! To Subscribe: https://www.ffrcc.org/bach-to-the-future-page



PROGRAM:

Roland Hayes' "Life of Christ" Cycle

I. Prepare Me One Body: Christ's Birth, Boyhood and Ministry

II. Sister Mary Had-a But One Child

III. Lit'l Boy

IV. Live a-Humble

V. Hear de Lamb a-Cryin'

VI. Plenty Good Room The Passion of Our Lord

VII. The Last Supper

VIII. They Led My Lord Away

IX. He Never Said A Mumberlin' Word

X. Did You Hear When Jesus Rose?

XI. 'Roun' About de Mountain XII. Were You There?

Selected African-American Spirituals

On Palm Sunday, the day of the moveable feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, join us on a spiritual journey through "Life of Christ" and other spirituals that sings to the divinity that lies with each human being.



ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Frank Mathis, baritone was a soloist in the Roland Hayes Life of Christ song cycle performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016. He studied with Antonella Banaudi, among others. He has directed choruses and voice training in US and Germany. He has been a leading part of a program to expose public school children in NYC, Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn to classical music and choral singing, and will direct the Foundation's 2018 summer music program.

Jonathan DePeri, Piano, is the Honorary Assistant Organist at St. John's in the Village and had studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music before transferring to Columbia University. In 2013, he formed the Gotham Arts Salon, which creates artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public. https://www.facebook.com/GothamArts/