From the Bench
By: Heinrich Christensen
September 24, 2017
We open musically with Mendelssohn this week: First his Prelude in c minor for organ, then new choir members Albert Craig (see elsewhere in this issue for more on Albert!) will sing Lord God of Abraham from Elijah.
The choral offerings are the spiritual He Had to Run, featuring soprano Emily Bieber-Harris singing about Jonah, Samson and other good biblical folk.
The offertory anthem is a setting of our gospel reading by Italian Renaissance composer Francisco Guerrero.
We close as we started, this time with Mendelssohn's rousing companion to the Prelude, the Fugue in c minor.