Friends of Music support the musical happenings of First Congregational Church (Saginaw, MI). Members are music enthusiasts from the congregation and/or community at large -- members are aficionados of the pipe organ, choral music, chamber music, and the like. The church, which dates to 1868, is acoustically superb. The congregation is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and has recognized excellence and eclecticism in its musical offerings since the 1800’s.
A friend of music at First Congregational Church is someone like you!
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 403 South Jefferson Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 403 SOUTH JEFFERSON SAGINAW, MI 48607
March 30, 2012
Nicholas E. Schmelter
Director of Music Ministries
An organ reflection on Holy Week melodies.
A Paraphrase of “St. Elizabeth”
Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)
Psalmus: Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund
3. Pange Lingua from Meditations on Communion Hymns
Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Wondrous Love – Variations on a Shape-note Hymn
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
First Congregational Church in downtown Saginaw, Michigan, will mark Good Friday with a musical offering of John Stainer’s oratorio The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer.The twenty-movement work, which is free and open to the public, will be performed on Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the congregation’s historic sanctuary. Composed in 1887 by one of Britain’s leaders in musical instructors and church music, The Crucifixion celebrates its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary.