The Cathedral of the East, St Arthur’s Parish, St. John the Evangelist Church Wellington will on Sunday the 13th observed its annual choir Sunday with the theme ‘O praise the Lord with one Consent’ in the company of imminent personalities consented to serve in various capacities.
The main feature ‘Dettingen Te Deum’ by G.F Handel; will be accompanied by one of Sierra Leone’s youngest and finest organists in the country Brother Emmanuel Kashopeh Macarthy (Hon. Kasho) and conducted by erudite and versatile conductor Brother D.O Thompson (Senate President), the main anthem; ‘Achieved is the glorious work’ by Haydn, organ recitation is from Bro Farrel Coker organist St. Thomas Church, Hastings.
St. John Church Wellington will joined handful of great churches within the municipality that have performed the five parts book which is one of G.F Handel difficult but worth listening oratorio.
Choral fanatics will have nothing but to listen to class of choral songs as St. John Church Wellington has the panache and flamboyance to thrilled lovers of choral music since time immemorial.
Choirmaster of St. John Church Wellington in a telephone interview with Guardian Post says he is confidence that the 13th of June will be a work over for the choir as the music department have done everything humanely possible for an history making performance.
The 76 pages is segmented in 1st and 2nd Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses as the normal movements of G.F Handel who was a Tenor singer will put tenors through a marathon of ledger notes throughout the oratorio.
Thought provoking choruses like ‘We Praise Thee O Lord, Day by day, Thine Honorable True, We therefore pray thee, Make them to be numbered , O Lord in thee, When thou hadst overcome coupled up with soloists will formed part of the 76 pages rendition.
Raymond Hunter, one of the leading deep-toned singers applauded the zeal and zest of fellow choristers who devoted time and energy throughout choir practices despite their busy scheduled.
He availed to Guardian Post that the 13th of June will be a history making events.
Prince Swarray, a leading 2nd soprano says St. John Church Wellington choir is one of the best choirs in the country as he assured of flamboyant and startling performance.
The euphoria and excitement amongst choristers during rehearsal cannot be overemphasized owing to the fact that choral music has being part and parcel of St. John Church choir for decades.
The launching of the book will be done by Brother John Bull who was a chorister but sojourned to the USA but still has the passion and love for the choir and choral music.
Executive and members of the choir are grateful and beholden to Brother Kashopeh Macarthy who fought tooth and nail to see St. John Church choir amongst the lucky few churches to have performed Dettingen Te Deum.