All Saints’ Day certainly has a special meaning to many of us. For some, it’s a time to remember loved ones who have passed. For others, it’s a time to reflect on the many wonderful memories of family and friends who are dear to their hearts. And yet, for most, it’s a time when we remember our church family members who have died within this past year. It is our goal on Sunday evening, at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary, to provide a reflective time of music as we present to our listeners, as part of The Gift of Music Concert Series, an All Saints’ Concert: “A Celebration of Life.” Providing this very special musical presentation will be two of our choral ensembles, Adoramus and Choral Union, as well as our special guest, Dr. Bradley Welch, on organ. All three will be accompanied by an ensemble of orchestral instrumentalists from the DFW area.
Adoramus will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music.” This incredible work provides an ambiance of beauty, warmth, and meaningful reflection for every listener. Choral Union will present the final two movements of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” These movements, inspired by pictures taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, offer an ethereal, cosmic effect that allows us to experience the sensation of angels in heaven looking down upon us. Dr. Welch will perform the “Symphonie Concertante” by Joseph Jongen. This four-movement work evokes a feeling of spirit and emotion layered with beauty and grandeur.
I hope you will attend this beautiful evening of spectacular music. It promises to be a time for remembrance — and a time to thank God for LIFE!
Director of Music & Worship Arts