Pentecost 17 (September 19):
This is a sweet little Moravian anthem that Sebron Hood bought for the choir during his tenure (1967-1991), but none of our current choir members could remeber ever having done it before. I was certainly glad to find it waiting patiently in the file cabinet, and I can assure you that we won’t let it sit for 25 years before we do it again.
Pentecost 18 (September 26):
This was Men’s Chorus Sunday, and they sang this splashy little anthem as an Introit to the opening hymn.
Pentecost 19 (October 3):
In the oratorio, this is an aria that the angel (who is an alto) sings to encourage Elijah as he is about to lose heart in the face of adversity. Personally, I think the aria works just as well if not better in the baritone range, and certainly no one could have sung it more angelically than Rod Sanders did here.