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Experience the Passion Story and its impact brought to life through moving music and compelling narrative at United Church of Sun City's Palm Sunday cantata, “HALLELUJAH! What a Savior! The Crucified and Risen Christ.”
Phoenix Symphony instrumentalists, our chancel choir, joined by singers from across the valley, and David Dunbar as narrator will bring us a stunning collection of music by Lloyd Larson, Faye Lopez, R. Kevin Boesiger, Larry Shackley, Molly Ijames, Mark Hayes and Pepper Choplin.
From the Foreword we read: “It is an amazing thing to observe the pendulum swing of emotion that scripture indicates transpired in the last days of Jesus’ earthly life: from the euphoria surrounding His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the desolation of the lonely Garden as He fully embraced God’s plan and ensuing death; from the genuine love conveyed to His faithful followers in the Upper Room to the loneliness experienced in His final hours as those same followers rejected and abandoned Him; from the anger that filled the hearts of those who now called for His crucifixion (only hours after having hailed Him as King) to the tender resignation of a Roman soldier that this indeed was the Son of God; from the utter despair as He died on a cross to triumphant joy as Christ’s followers began to realize that His prophetic words had become reality that He had indeed been raised from the dead!”
—Lloyd Larson and Bryan Sharpe, Editors