Easter Cantata 2022

the Rose of Calvary

The image of a sacred flower, a divine rose, from heaven’s own garden blooming in the shadows of our world is a portrait of hope and comfort.  When translated into music, it becomes a song that speaks to our deepest needs for restoration and redemption.  It sings to us of gardens lost to sin and despair.  It reveals to us a lonely garden where ancient olive trees stand silent witness to the suffering of the savior.  It sings of a garden meant for death suddenly springing to life in a shower of joyful alleluias.  It is God’s tender love song reminding us all that we are children of the garden.  Finally, at its heart, it is the music of one truly perfect Rose, who, choosing grace, died for his beloved thorns.

Performed by Chardon Church Cantoria Choir

by Joseph M. Martin, orchestration by Brant Adams
Directed by Linda Prusha
Song / NarrationPerformer
the Rose of CalvaryChoir
Narration 1Narrator
Like a Flower in the DesertChoir
Narration 2Narrator
Call to RepentanceChoir
Narration 3Narrator
A Rose in the ValleyChoir
Narration 4Narrator
Shout to GodChoir
Narration 5Narrator
Love's WayChoir
Narration 6Narrator
I See a Rose in the GardenChoir
Narration 7Narrator
In the PraetoriumChoir
Narration 8Narrator
Song of the ThornChoir
Narration 9Narrator
Affirmation of LifeChoir

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