Resident Choir at Concordia Haven Presents Its 2017 Easter Cantata

Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 724-352-1571 x8266

Resident Choir at Concordia Haven Presents Its 2017 Easter Cantata

Jefferson Twp., Pa. – The Concordia “Alleluia” Chorale will celebrate the Easter season with the cantata, “On Solid Rock,” the story of the special bond between Jesus and his disciple, Peter. The narration is adapted from David Burke’s “You Are the Christ!” – Peter’s reflection on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  

Rev. Ralph Storm will interpret the role of Peter and responsive readings will be led by Judy Eshelman. Both are residents of Haven I.

This season’s selections include old, familiar hymns and anthems: “The Lord’s My Shepherd”, “Here I Am Lord”, “Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah”, “God So Loved the World”, “My Life is in You, Lord”, “Amazing Grace”, and “He Lives!” Haven III resident Lenore Roessing will sing “Reach Out and Touch”; “Hosanna in the Highest” will hail Palm Sunday and the cantata will conclude with Gloria Gaither’s “Upon this Rock”. Small singing groups will add variety to the hymns.

Performances in the care centers will take place at 2 p.m. on April 3 at Oertel, April 4 in the Personal Care unit of Lund, and April 6 on the Lund Skilled Unit. The evening performance open to the public is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in Haven I Dining Room.

Haven III resident Carol Oliver who has directed the semi-annual performances for the last seven years estimates that the average age of our choir members is 86. She said, “Our goal is to serve God as a resource for the renewal of faith in ourselves and others.”  She adds, “We pray He will help us to use our talents and gifts to touch hearts through sacred music.”

Martha France, Haven I resident is the accompanist, and Haven III resident Ray Feller serves as organizer. Edna Mae Rodgers, also a Haven I resident works with Wynne Jenkins of Saxonburg in costuming.

The Cantata is free and open to the public on April 11 at 112 Marwood Rd in Cabot, Entrance 2A at 7 p.m. Following the Cantata performance refreshments will be served. For more information on this event, please contact Lynn Turner at 724-352-1571 ext. 8518.