Night of Worship
Never have the musical talents at CCA been more evident as they were on May 21st. That Thursday night, the instrumental melodies of the band combined with the superior vocals of the choir to produce an unprecedented performance in a single, night of worship concert called Songs of Faith.
“Their melodies and rhyme are at once engaging and inviting in their simplicity. Yet the gospel message of conviction, faith, redemption, hope, comfort, strength, and encouragement, freely given in Christ through His limitless love and sacrifice, are expertly woven throughout each piece, making each one deeply moving and profound,” writes Mr. Jim Mullen, Band Director, in the spring recital’s program.
All fifteen pieces captured the ears and hearts of the audience. From the introduction, followed by “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus,” featuring solos by Mikele Sammaritano on the Alto Saxophone and Chris Bellaflores on the flute, there was no doubt of a captivating performance. Adding to the evening’s highlights were the notable piece by senior, Jessica Thomas, in “My Help” based on Psalm 121, which concluded her high school performing experience. Freshmen Johnny Jones so astounded the auditorium of listeners with his voice, that Academic Dean, Dr. Bryan, asked Jones to repeat his rendition of “Great is Thy Faithfulness” the next day at the high school chapel alongside Mrs. Monica Colon, Choral Director, on the keyboard.
Life is often very difficult, and God many times seems to be silent among the deafening difficulties of life. “Then God sends us just the right song at the precise moment needed to encourage us in our walk, teach us about His ways, and touch our hearts at a deep and profound level,” explains Colon. That is the God that is so true, perfect, and involved. Right down to a night of worship.