The Lutheran Church of Our Savior here will present four musical events during 2016–2017, its second season of Music at LCOS.
All four events will be in the newly renovated Sanctuary and a free-will offering will help fund future concerts at LCOS.
On Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. will be ChildrenSong in a Royal-Tea Concert. Directed by Polly Murray, this highly acclaimed Haddonfield-based Children’s Choir will present a program of choral music spanning several centuries. This concert, involving children ages 7 to 18, will include an array of songs that were written for, commissioned or inspired by royalty. A featured selection “Come Ye Sons of Art” by Henry Purcell was written for Queen Mary’s birthday celebration in 1694. Celebrate with this regal choral music and a spot of tea at the post-concert reception.
On Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. is the Annual Lessons and Carols service. In this popular themed service will be “And On Earth Peace, Goodwill Towards All,” music and readings will explore the themes of peace and love in the context of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Featured will be the Adult, Youth, Children’s Choirs, orchestra, and organ in variety of festive works for the season. Hymns round out the service, including classics Hark the Herald Angels Sing and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
On Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. is Jonathan Rundman, a Midwest-based songwriter, performer and recording artist. His critically acclaimed songs have been highlighted in publications such as Billboard, The New York Times, Performing Songwriter, The Christian Century, and The Lutheran. A leading voice in new Lutheran music, Jonathan’s songs have been used as programmatic theme music for regional and national Youth Gatherings. Now living in Minneapolis, he continues to tour and record. Come feed your spirits during this heartfelt concert and join us for a reception afterwards.
On April 30 at 4 p.m., Absolutely Glorious: Vivaldi Gloria and Other Sacred Gems. This concert, featuring orchestra and the LCOS Adult Choir, will explore Christian music through the ages, from the dramatic Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi to contemporary- and jazz-based works. Spoken reflections will place the musical selections in a rich and deep context. Join us for a glorious musical end to the season and a post-concert reception.