The musical is narrated by Luke as he writes of Jesus's last days on earth. Highly effective when presented by choir and narrator, but naturallysuited for full staging. It may be performed in its entirety, or in seg ments at several services. The words and music of this new Pepper Choplin cantata are very dynamic and will immerse the audience in the passion and intensity of the major events of Holy Week. As the character of Lukeis deeply touched by the story he is recording, the choir and soloists assume his role in the drama. Once Upon a Tree was written for Pepper's own church, Greystone Baptist Church, in Raleigh, North Carolina.The choir rehearsed the musical as it was being written and played a sp ecial role as the work was formed and perfected. It will be a profoundlymoving experience for choirs and congregations.
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