Easter Cantata is April 13

Easter Cantata is April 13 in Hayesville

Sandy Benson


The Easter story unfolds Saturday, April 13 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville. Everyone is invited to the Easter cantata, “What Love Is This?” sung by the Chancel Choir at 6:30 p.m.


Choral pieces, alternated with narration, bring the Easter story to life as the cantata moves from Jesus’ jubilant donkey ride through the streets of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through the momentous days of Holy Week – the Last Supper, the dark night at Gethsemane, the crucifixion and the bleak time following – to the triumph of the Resurrection.


The musical collaboration between renowned composers Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Brad Nix, Marty Parks, and Larry Shackley, ranges from festive to meditative, reflecting the highs and lows of that timeless week.


“Bring your heart, soul and spirit to the Easter Cantata and feel the music lift you up into praise of our beautiful Lord and Savior, Jesus,” invites Keith Christensen, choir director. “Feel in this beautiful music His journey to the cross and His resurrection to save us.”


The concert will be followed by a small reception in the Parish Hall. Proceeds from a free-will donation will go to the Hurlburt Johnson Friendship House in Murphy. The shelter provides a safe housing environment and supportive services for the homeless and vulnerable and is the only one of its kind within a hundred-mile radius.


Good Shepherd is located at 495 Herbert Hills Dr. in Hayesville. For more information about the concert or other programs and activities, please visit Good Shepherd’s website, www.goodshepherdhayesville.org or call 828-389-3397.