On Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April the Cathedral of St Michael and St George was bursting at the seams during the Easter Cantata services.
The two congregations of scholars, parents, teachers and Grahamstonians were treated to a wonderfully uplifting spiritual experience. The event was in essence, a contemplative service of worship that explored the Easter message through words and music. The services used music from various composers such Handel, Karl Jenkins, Rutter and others. The musical items were performed by three of the five choirs available from the David Wynne Music School. Accompaniment was provided by the DSG/SAC String Ensemble plus various instrumentalists, as well as by Dr AJ Bethke (Cathedral Director of Music) on the organ. The choral music was interspersed by readings taken from the Gospel according to St Luke as well as four congregational hymns.
Dean Andrew Hunter described it as “being taken on a journey through Holy Week”. It cannot be exaggerated how important it is for these two Anglican Church Schools to pay due homage to the most significant liturgical event in the spiritual calendar.
All the singers, musicians, readers and organisers must be thanked for their superb efforts. Special thanks to the Choral Director, Jovan Heynsen, for his vision and industry.