Holy Family Catholic Church will present two Lenten concerts in the nave of the church, 5900 W. Lake St. in St. Louis Park.
The Sobieski String Quartet, made up of members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ Upon the Cross” 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. This work is nine short and dramatic movements illustrating Christ’s last statements as well as a prelude and concluding movement representing the final storm.
The combined choirs of Holy Family Catholic Church will present “The Crucifixion” by Sir John Stainer 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2. This retelling in music of the procession to Calvary through the crucifixion and earthquake is a nearly operatic drama, highly punctuated by recitatives and arias, according to information from the church. Guest soloists include tenor Roy Heilman and baritone Andrew Kane, and the guest organist is Christopher Ganza. The conductor is Scott Turkington.
While both concerts are free, there will be a basket available for donations.