Haydn’s "Seven Last Words of Christ" to be Presented at Gustavus

Posted on March 5th, 2005 by

One of most powerful sacred works for string orchestra and quartet, Josef Haydn’s SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST, will be presented by members of the Gustavus String Orchestra as a candle light Lenten service in Christ Chapel on Sunday, March 13, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This annual performance of Haydn’s masterwork will be presented free of charge and the public is warmly invited to attend.

Conducted and coached by Professor Warren Friesen, the Gustavus String Orchestra and seven student string quartets from the Orchestra’s membership will present this powerful and moving work depicting the final hours of Christ’s life. The performance opens with chamber orchestra followed by scripture readings of the Passion of Christ’s journey to the cross. Each of the seven readings is followed by music presented by a different string quartet from the Symphony.

This special Lenten presentation of THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST is open to the public. There is no admission charge. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel.


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