At Easter and Christmas, the choir and community members present a cantata.
The Rondout Valley United Methodist Choir and friends have prepared a new (to us) cantata to help you celebrate the Christmas season.
"Lead Me Back to Bethlehem" with words and music by Pepper Choplin will be incorporated into the Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 pm on Sunday, December 24th; it
was also presented on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 at the church on Schoonmaker Lane in Stone Ridge, NY.
We invite the community to join us and hear the beloved story retold in words and music in a way that will draw you in to experience the events and moods of this familiar story in new and different ways.
Pepper Choplin summarizes his message for this cantata in this quote from one of the selections entitled, Lead Me Back to Bethlehem.
I've been there many times before,
But this time how I yearn
To feel the joy, the peace and love.
O help me to return.
The choir which includes community members will be accompanied by pianist, Daniel Young.
We hosted the Catskill Glee Club Monday December 4, 2017!
EASTER CANTATA, "Come, Walk With Me" was on Saturday, APRIL 15TH at 2 pm.
2016's Christmas cantata, "Heaven's Child", was on Saturday December 17th at 2 pm, and also during the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight service.
Other recent musical events:
Last year's Easter cantata was"Come, Touch the Robe" by Pepper Choplin, on Saturday March 26th.
Friday, Jan. 15th 2016 we welcomed the Rev. Charles Ryu, classically-trained concert pianist, for a concert to benefit "Imagine No Malaria" at 7 p.m. It was a glorious evening.
On Oct. 6th 2015 we enjoyed a Celebration of Life Concert featuring Native American Style Flutes, Chanting and Poetry by David Levy.
On Monday, Nov. 30th, we once again welcomed the Catskill Glee Club.
Sunday, June 22, 2014--Spanish Classical Guitar by Spencer Ward, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Catskill Glee Club, Monday December 1 , 2014 7:30 p.m.