August 23, 2023
Sophia Gonzalez, mezzo soprano
Cathryn Wilkinson, piano and organ
Sophia Gonzalez, Mezzo Soprano
Cathryn Wilkinson, Organ and Piano
God Help The Outcasts from The Hunchback of Notre Dame……Alan Menken
No One Is Alone from Into the Woods……Stephen Sondheim
The Empty Song from Love After 1950 ………Libby Larsen
On Eagle’s Wings……Michael Joncas
“Nana” from Siete Canciones Espagnoles ……Manuel de Falla
(Go to sleep, child, sleep, lullaby)
Psalm 124, Opus 113, No. 5……Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee……Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. David Cherwien
Welcome Sophia Gonzalez!
A new music specialist, Sophia is a mezzo soprano established in opera, musical theater, and art song. Sophia is also an educator and co-founder of the California Summer Performing Arts Academy, a non-profit music summer camp experience for K-8 students in the Bay Area. She maintains a private voice studio in Gilroy.
Today’s music includes some favorite show tunes and two songs inspired by the words of the Psalms. In Psalm 91, we read “You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.’ From Psalm 124 is the cry of despair: “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us, then the flood would have swept us away.” Following this is the assurance of faith: “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Pray these words as you hear them sung today, and carry the melodies with you as a memory this week.