Notre-Dame: One Year in Memory

Come and join as we remember the fire that engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame on April 15, 2019.

Dr. Mortensen has selected “Magnificat” by Kim Andre Arnesen as our featured work in this concert.

“Magnificat” is a song of praise about one of the Bible’s greatest wonders: the angel Gabriel visiting Mary with the message that she will be the mother of God’s son. In this work, the composer has tried to express what a young, poor woman must have felt on receiving such a message: wonder, devotion, gratitude, joy, humility, hope, and compassion. God has a heart for the poor, and when God chose a poor woman to be the mother of his Son, it says something about a bottom-up view of the world. This “Magnificat” is a prayer for the sick, the poor, a song for help and hope for those who are struggling.

“…warmly compassionate music, which positively glows with its soaring, beautifully arched melodic lines…” from a Gramophone magazine review, April 2015. The talented Norwegian composer has created a genuine masterpiece, 40 minutes in duration.”

May 2, 4:00 p.m. | Trinity Lutheran Church | 6812 River Rd, Newport News, VA 23607

May 3, 4:00 p.m. | Ebenezer United Methodist Church | 1589 Steeple Dr, Suffolk, VA 23433