1001221340511lauridsen_1799Distinguished Composer Takes Residence

March 31- April 3

Morten Lauridsen, a National Medal of Arts recipient, has emerged as one of America’s finest and most beloved composers. His distinguished music has reached a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire and is performed regularly by choruses and vocal artists throughout the world. We are honored to have Mr. Lauridsen here in Greenville March 31- April 3 in a residency shared with the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and Furman University. His residency schedule is posted on the Music Ministry page of our website. His residency will culminate in our Sanctuary Choir and the Cantus Chamber Choir from the SC Governor’s School singing his Lux Aeterna with chamber orchestra on Sunday morning, April 3, in our 10:30am worship service, with comments from the composer and our pastor Jim Dant. Lux Aeterna is a piece composed on the themes of eternal light, hope and serenity with texts drawn from sacred Latin sources, each containing references to Light. The stunning beauty of this music will be an experience you will want to hear in person in our worship service April 3!

To further pique your interest, YouTube has several videos of Lauridsen’s music, including:

— Vivian