Favorite spiritual songs and hymns that originated in America’s heartland will be featured in “Feel the Spirit,” a concert by the La Canada Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra, on Palm Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in the LCPC sanctuary.
Such chestnuts as “Amazing Grace,” “Deep River” and “Shenandoah” will be presented by the 60-voice choir and 55-piece orchestra. The program will also include a performance on bagpipes by John McLean Allan.
“In these challenging and tumultuous times, many of us find the need to ‘feel the sprit’ – to find confidence and guidance to love, live and move forward,” said Jack Lantz, LCPC’s Director of Music and Worship Arts, who will conduct the concert. “American spirituality uses the diverse and often profound music of the blend of races and cultures that comprise America.”
An impressive lineup of soloists will be featured: soprano Rebecca Sjowall and alto Diane Wallace on “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit,” tenor Matthew Thomas with “Steal Away” and bass Gregory Geiger on “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.”
Suggested donation for adults is $20, which will include a free CD of the concert. Children are free. Child care will be provided at no charge for very young children. The church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For additional information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708.