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Mother’s Word Concert

May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on May 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

In celebration of Mother’s Day, La Cañada Presbyterian Church will present a world premiere song cycle, “Mother’s Word.” The songs explore transformative moments in the lives of mothers from scripture: Eve, Hagar, Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, Naomi, Elizabeth, and Mary.

The five creators, all mothers of young children, draw upon their life experiences for the project: Lyricist Marian Partee Lamb, composer Christina Whitten Thomas, soprano Rebecca Sjöwall, pianist Aiko Fukushima, and director Tina Tong.

Rebecca Sjöwall has been lauded for her dramatic power as an actress combined with a voice described as “luscious,” “beautifully crisp,” and “a powerhouse.” In this new cycle, she will inhabit eight different characters as they experience the joys and struggles of motherhood.

Performances will be held in the sanctuary of La Cañada Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. Each performance will be followed by a panel discussion with the creative team and a pastor from the church, Rev. Kristin Leucht (Fri) or Rev. Cindy Frost (Sat). The discussion will address the portrayal of the characters in the piece as well as how their stories relate to motherhood in the 21st century.

There is no cost for admission, but a freewill offering will be received to benefit Elizabeth House in Pasadena. Through shelter and lifelong support, Elizabeth House empowers pregnant and parenting women in need to reclaim their lives and build successful family legacies.

Free childcare will be available for the performance on Saturday, May 11 by reservation: melanie@lacanadapc.org.

La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For further information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708.


May 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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La Cañada Presbyterian Church
626 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada, CA 91011 United States


Jack Lantz