Particularly uplifting will be the return of the River of Life Methodist Choir and orchestra under the direction of Lois Ulvin on March 28 and 29 for a wonderful Easter cantata. In two performances, Saturday, March 28 at 7 pm, and Sunday, March 29 at 10 am, this cantata, titled Upon This Rock, by Pepper Choplin, will center on the experiences of Peter—his calling, his doubts and denial of Jesus, his redemption and his strong faith as The Rock. With moving music and narration, and use the hymn, “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord,” the cantata will be an experience truly appropriate for the sorrows of The Passion as well as the joys of Easter. Judy Paddock is the gifted pianist/organist who will come to us with the cantata, and she and I will offer some duets between the organ and the piano.


You might want to note that when April, Easter and Spring Cheer arrive, our church will be the venue of some wonderful performances by guest artists. Earliest among these is a concert on Monday, April 6, 7:30 pm, by the Beloit College Chamber Singers under the direction of Andrew J. Keller. This college group, which includes a number of our own choir members, will sound wonderful in our sanctuary, and I hope you come to hear them.


Looking ahead, MUSICA MAXIMA has only two concerts planned for Spring 2015. On April 19, at 3 pm. David Newman, piano, and his wind ensemble, Zephyr, will perform, followed one week later, on April 26, at 3 pm, by Ian Nie, piano, and members of the

Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra. Look for more news of these events in 2015.

Everyone is invited. Admission is free, but a freewill offering is taken to help MUSICA MAXIMA bring these performances to you.

Max Yount








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