Palm Sunday Cantata - The Seven Last Words of Christ


Apr 14, 2019    
9:30 am - 10:30 am


Otterbein United Methodist Church
20 East Clay Street, Lancaster, PA, 17602

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Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ

A dramatic and moving musical account of Jesus’ words from the Cross, with Bill Rhoads directing and playing piano accompaniment for Otterbein’s Chancel Choir, and soloists from the choir.

Author Theodore Dubois was the organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Clotide in Paris (where Cesar Franck also served at one time) when he wrote The Seven Last Words of Christ. This composition was first performed in 1867 for the Good Friday service at the Church of St. Clotide. His original lyrics are in Latin, comprised of verses from the Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible and texts from traditional prayers of the Catholic Church. The words presented here are from the English-language edition of the piece published circa 1899, which is still in use and still widely performed today.

Please join us on Palm Sunday at 9:30. Off-street parking is available behind the church off the Christian Street Alley. The church is accessible for people with physical disabilities – use the ramp at the back entrance.