As has become a tradition for Trinity Cathedral Choir around this time each year, the church’s choir is once again applying the finishing touches to what is planned as another glorious Christmas treat for music lovers of the classical genre, Trinity’s yearly Cantata.
(Cantata is a musical composition for voices and instruments, usually, on a religious theme, containing arias, choruses and recitatives.)
But don’t believe for a second that the pleasure will stop there; a number of delightful staples will bring back old memories, interspersed with a handful of surprising new numbers that will transport the audience to another time and place.
And on hand to deliver the goods at this year’s Cantata will be such guest stars as the incomparable Sis. Janet Dweh Kekulah of Bethel Cathedral, Bro. Anthony Deline, Trinity Cathedral, and Brother Eugene Shannon.
Other notables include Sis. Gertrude Cooke-Wardlow and the Very Reverend Dr. Herman B. Browne, both of Trinity Cathedral. The performance has been described by planners as an hour of delight for the entire family that should not be missed, given the trying times this society and several others in the West African sub-region have experienced this year, no thanks to the Ebola contagion (infection, contamination).
Speaking of other countries in the West African sub-region, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and to a lesser extent, Mali and Senegal, the Archbishop of the internal Providence of West Africa and the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, Most Rev. Dr. Jonathan B.B. Hart, will during the song festival, award a Certificate of Appreciation to Health Workers of Liberia—and, by extension—to Health workers everywhere.
The Health Workers have been singled out for “…their continued dedication, commitment, and sacrificial service rendered their countries and their people, in the face of the deadly Ebola virus.”
This year’s Cantata is scheduled for this-coming Sunday, December 21, at 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Trinity Cathedral, on Broad Street, Snapper Hill, adjacent the B.W. Harris Episcopal High School in Monrovia. Don’t miss Trinity Choir’s slightly-altered adaptation of “O Holy Night; or the unsurpassed, and heart-stopping, “Alleluia Chorus that will bring down the curtains.”