Three churches will come together to present a major new choral work – John Michael Trotta’s haunting and evocative “Seven Last Words” – 7 p.m. on April 14 at Friendship United Methodist Church, 1025 Springfield Pike.

Approximately 40 singers from Friendship, the Presbyterian Church and Ascension and Holy Trinity will share this highly acclaimed composition – with live orchestra – under the direction of James Burke, Friendship’s Director.

Just published in the fall of 2016, “Seven Last Words” was a project of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and will have its New York City Carnegie Hall premiere in May.

It’s a seven-movement journey through the crucifixion encompassing a breathtaking palette of emotions. In 40 minutes, the piece poignantly distills intimate personal and stunning public moments.

Projected visuals of classical artwork will accompany the music.

The one-hour will be led by pastors from all three churches.  Everyone is welcome, admission is free, and childcare is available. Call 821-5725 for more details.