Christ Church Easton Celebrates Music Sunday

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On Sunday, October 1 Christ Church in Easton will celebrate its second annual Music Sunday.  Started in October 2016, the emphasis was a way to recognize those who participate in the church choirs or ensembles.  During the midpoint of the service, a blessing will be said by the Reverend Dr. William Ortt recognizing all who participate in the various ministries.

Sunday’s Music Dedication will begin with prelude music starting at 10:50 am.  Selections will include Edward Elgar’s beloved “Salut d’Amour” featuring Carlos Zabala on the trumpet, “All Praise to Thee” based on George F. Handel’s Largo for handbells and organ, and Benedetto Marcello’s “Psalm XIX” for brass quintet and organ.  The latter, a Baroque piece based on the text “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” is a ceremonial piece often associated with grand and glorious occasions.  Also featured within the service will be Elgar’s “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations played by the Christ Church Brass Quartet with Dale Krider at the organ, Handel’s “The Trumpet Will Sound” from the oratorio Messiah” arranged for brass and organ, and a host of other iconic titles.  The centerpiece of Sunday’s selections will be the combination of adult and children’s choir, organ, brass, and timpani in Lloyd Larson’s festive anthem “Psalm 150” conducted by Wes Lockfaw, music director.

Christ Church is located at 111 S. Harrison Street in Easton, and the community is invited.  For information on this or other musical offerings at Christ Church, call 410-822-2677 or visit www.christchurcheaston.org.

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