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may, 2023

05may7:30 pm9:00 pmMasterworks Finale: Eternal Light | The Lubbock Chorale @ St. John's United Methodist Church @ 7:30pm

Event Details

The Lubbock Chorale
Eternal Light | Masterworks Finale
St. John’s United Methodist Church
1501 University Avenue

Friday, May 5th

Tickets:  $15

These two exciting works explore the elevation and illumination of humanity as we seek to transcend challenges, differences, and shortcomings. Utilizing sacred Latin texts surrounding light, Morten Lauridsden’s Lux Aeterna explores lucious harmonies and diverse dynamics. Of the piece, he wrote, “I composed Lux Aeterna in response to my mother’s final illness and found great personal comfort and solace in setting to music these timeless and wondrous words about Light, a universal symbol of illumination at all levels – spiritual, artistic and intellectual.”

Jake Runestad’s Into the Light explores the same ideas through a different lens. Utilizing texts from great reformers throughout history (including Gandhi, Helen Keller, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, among others), Runestad’s piece motivates all to embark on a new path. Of the piece, he wrote, “It is my hope that this new work . . . allows us to be immersed in the wisdom of some of the most important and influential reformers in history, and challenges us to consider how we can move beyond fear and onto a path of love, compassion, and kindness.

It is our hope that through these two pieces written for choir and chamber orchestra that we will bring a greater sense of light and hope to the Lubbock community.


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


First United Methodist Church

1411 Broadway Avenue