On Sunday, October 26, the First Universalist Choir and Orchestra will present “Mercy” from Jonathan Elias’ record album entitled Prayer Cycle. The work is a synthesis of diverse musical styles, including European, African, and Native American music traditions. Listeners are amazed that these eclectic elements come together in a cohesive whole.
First Universliast Choir member Ian Cook custom arranged the piece, making our live performance possible. Geoff Jones, member of the Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness, sings the solo in Swahili, our own Ruth MacKenzie performs the Hungarian solo, and Lisa Hirst Carnes performs the oboe obligato. This will be an anthem not to be missed!!