The Seven Last Words of Christ
You are invited to an Evening of Music on March 31 at 8pm for Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” an oratorio for choir and orchestra.
Originally premiered in 1787 in major cities across Europe, “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” was written for the Lenten practice of reflecting on each of the last sayings spoken by Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. Each of the sayings receives its own musical meditation in this work, along with an introductory meditation at its open and an earthquake meditation at its close, for a total of nine movements. In the years after its initial publication, Haydn adapted the original orchestral composition for string quartet, choral, and piano versions. This performance, under the direction of Edette Gagne and produced by Tony Lee, features Harmonia String Ensemble and Vivaldi Chamber Choir.
This concert is free and open to all, and registration is requested as we expect a large crowd. If you need assistance registering, you can also call the church office at 604.266.8011.
Accessing the Concert Online
If you are joining us for this concert online, everything you need to access the live stream (starting 5 minutes before the concert) is below, including a digital copy of the program.