The Patrick Henry College Chorale would like to invite you to a free concert on May 2, at 7:00pm, at Hamilton Baptist Church in Hamilton, VA. The Chorale will present two exciting works.
The Passion According to St. John
By Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
The Passion setting blends Renaissance polyphony with featured soloists from the choir singing the ancient chant (translated into English), telling the story of Christ’s crucifixion as recorded in the gospel of John. This is a remarkable way to experience this dramatic story.
This work sets the Ordinary sections of the Mass in a distinct way. The composer fuses East African choral traditions, Kenyan musical styles (rhythms, percussion, etc.), and 20th century Western styles with the traditional Latin texts from the Mass. This is a very unique and moving work -- one you won't want to miss!
For more information, contact Dr. Steven McCollum.