Three Wyoming 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 Wyoming Presbyterian Church and Ascension and Holy Trinity will share this highly acclaimed composition – with live orchestra – under the direction of James Burke, Friendship’s Music 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 service 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.