BUMC Chancel Choir presents Eastertide Cantata
Published 9:05 pm Thursday, May 15, 2014
“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. So it was in the life of Christ. From the beginning, he had known the seasons of his Father’s purpose.”
The Brundidge United Methodist Chancel Choir will present an Eastertide cantata, “A Time for Alleluia: Seasons in the Life of Christ” at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Everyone is invited.
“This is the first time our choir has presented an Eastertide cantata,” said Joe Stinson, choir director. “In the past, we presented our cantatas on Easter Sunday but this is the fifth Sunday of Eastertide so it’s a fitting time for an Easter cantata.”
Stinson said Eastertide is a festal season in the liturgical year of Christianity that begins on Easter Sunday.
Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter. After the Sunday of the Resurrection, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Sunday and continue until the end of the 50-day period that concludes with Pentecost Sunday.
“A Time for Alleluia” celebrates the life and work of Christ and walks us through the seasons that he lived among us, from his birth to the resurrection,” Stinson said. “The children’s choir will lead the Processional of the Palms to depict Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
“‘A Time for Alleluia’ is a beautifully written work by Joseph Martin. It could be presented in any season but it is especially inspirational at Eastertide.”