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On April 27th, 2014, during the 11:00 a.m. service, the Sanctuary Choir will present Pepper Choplin's Cantata "Upon This Rock," with an additional evening performance at 3 p.m.


Message from the composer:


Peter begins with the compelling question, “What is your passion?”


As we read the Gospels, it is evident that Peter was a passionate person. This cantata leads us through Peter’s experience with Christ: his call, his confession, his denial, his restoration, and his sending out. As we experience the story through Peter’s eyes, we are led to ask, “What is our passion? What is our call? Who do we live for?”


Through the writing process, I reflected on Peter’s boldness and passion. I identified with his imperfectness and found hope as Christ forgave and restored him after his failings.


May this cantata inspire you to experience the story with Peter and ultimately embrace the message of Upon This Rock.


Upon This Rock

Last edited on April 22, 2014, 10:31 am