Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Opening concert sets 'uplifting' tone for Congress

CHARLOTTE — The eighth annual Eucharistic Congress opened with a concert of sacred music inspired by this year's theme, "Behold the Lamb of God."

The concert was conducted by Dr. Scott Turkington, principal organist and choirmaster of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Charleston, S.C. Instrumental interludes were played by a brass quartet that included members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and organ accompaniment was provided by Dr. Larry Stratemeyer of St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte.

"Each year we work to present a sacred music concert that brings the listener music that spans the history of the Church," explained Tiffany Gallozzi, director of music at St. Barnabas Church in Arden and organizer of the 45-member choir. "I am always amazed at the great lengths composers, instrumentalists and singers will go through to offer beautiful and dignified music to God."

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