Lincroft Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir Performs “Once Upon a Tree,” Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm
Lincroft, NJ - Join the chamber choir of Lincroft Presbyterian Church for a one-time free performance of “Once Upon a Tree,” a musical enactment of the last days of Jesus’ life, featuring Holmdel resident and disciple of Jesus, Phil Telman as, the “Physician Luke.” The only performance will take place March 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary of Lincroft Presbyterian Church, 270 Everett Road, Lincroft at the corner of West Front Street.
What will you do with the story?
The choir, accompanied by Bob Sammond, with music from renowned composer, conductor and humorist Pepper Choplin, begins the evening singing, “Once upon a tree, a good man died, and though He did no crime, He was crucified. If the story ended there, I would have no song to share, but my heart will ever sing the story.” Jerusalem is visited, noting the danger of that city, and the boldness of Jesus’ preaching. After the last supper and time of praying in the garden, the music climaxes as Jesus is arrested, as Peter strikes a soldier’s ear. The story continues, with Jesus’ body being taken from the cross as Mary sings. The heart of the story is the inner life of the narrator, Physician Luke. He speaks of his experiences with the sick and dying as he reflects on the death of his master. Because of Jesus wondrous resurrection, Luke has given his life to the telling of the story. He asks us, “what will you do with the story?”
Lincroft Presbyterian Church (www.lincroftpc.org) – Our Mission: Sharing Jesus Every Day…In All Ways. An open, inclusive and welcoming congregation, we offer Christian education and youth activities, as well as numerous community service events and groups including beach cleanups, food and clothing drives, a Crop Walk team, Women’s Book Club, Fiber of Faith Arts Group, Men’s Group, an active choir, and more. Worship with us Sundays at 10:00 am. The church is located at the corner of Everett and West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ, 07738, 732-741-8921. Socialize with us on Facebook.