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St. John's presents Seven Last Words of Christ Easter concert

  • Friday, March 28, 2014

Provided Charleston Virturosi String Quartet

The Church of Saint John the Beloved, 28 Sumter Ave, Summerville, presents the Charleston Virturosi String Quartet in an Easter Concert of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ adapted for string quartet.

This concert as part of the 2013-14 St. John the Beloved Concert Series on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in Summerville.

Originally written for orchestra, Haydn’s masterwork, Seven Last Words of Christ, is a multimovement, instrumental work representing the last words or statements of Jesus Christ from the cross before he died. Haydn was commissioned to compose this work for Cádiz Cathedral in Spain. He later adapted it for string quartet.

The Charleston Virtuosi is a local ensemble of professional musicians that mix together in different groupings to perform at events and concerts in a broad variety of styles including classical, folk, and jazz.

This program is given as a gift to the community through the St. John the Beloved Concert Series. Donations ($10 suggested) will help to continue to support the concert series. Patrons should pay as they able; those who cannot donate are still warmly welcomed. For more information, contact St. John the Beloved Music at 873-0631 ext. 15.

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