Sturgis Area Arts Council - Event Details

12th Annual Easter Cantata
Sunday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 27
7:00pm both evenings
Grace Lutheran Church

Over 60 singers from the Sturgis area are in rehearsals for the 12th Annual Easter Cantata. The singers, along with Director Marlene Kotab, will celebrate the powerful moments leading up to Easter at their two concerts on Palm Sunday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1061 Sherman in Sturgis. The concerts will be followed by receptions in the church basement. The cantata is once again sponsored by the Sturgis Area Arts Council and will be narrated by Randy Bender.

The 66-voice choir will perform Pepper Choplin's Come to the Cross and Remember. The piece chronicles Christ's journey to the cross. As the cantata progresses, the choir shares images connected to this journey - palms, the cup and the bread, the nail, the crown of thorns, and more. These images form the central theme of this cantata. Each image will be brought forward to create a very moving tableau. The audience will hear new choruses by Choplin such as The Messiah Has Come and You Will Be With Me in Paradise while still enjoying Lenten favorites such as Go to Dark Gethsemane.

No one should miss this community favorite presentation. The concerts are free to the public with an opportunity to freely donate at the door.

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