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Bass II , Sanctuary Choir
Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, GA 

O Lord, How can we know Thee?
O Lord, How can we know Thee,
   where can we find Thee?
Thou art as close to us as breathing,
  and yet art farther than the farthermost star.
Thou art as mysterious as the vast solitudes of the night,
  and yet art as familiar to us as the light of the sun.
When justice burns like a flaming fire,
When love evokes willing sacrifice,
Do we not bow down to Thee?
Thou dwellest within our hearts,
As Thou dost pervade the world, and
We through thy Presence behold.
--"Three Ancient Prayers" Ron Nelson

Oakhurst Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, Choir Service, 2006


                                                                            "The ARTS are not simply skills:
                                                                                     Their concern is the intellectual,
                                                                                      ethical and spiritual maturity of human life.

And in a time when
     religious and political institutions
may lose their visions of human dignity,
they are the custodians of those values
which most worthily define humanity,
which most sensitively define Divinity,
and, in fact, may prove to be
the only workable
    Program of Conservation
  for the human race on the planet."

ASO Chorus: 40 Years Strong
                                                                                            --Robert Shaw (1916-1999)
                                                                                                                                            (See attached file below: Ann Howard Jones lecture re: RS)

Move him into the sun--
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields unsown.
Always it woke him, even in France,
Until this morning and this snow.
If anything might rouse him now
The kind old sun will know.
Think how it wakes the seeds,--
Woke, once, the clays of a cold star.
Are limbs, so dear achieved, are sides,
Full-nerved--still warm--too hard to stir?
Was it for this the clay grew tall?
--O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth's sleep at all?
                                                                                                                      -- Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) 
ASO Chorus performing Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic, 2003


. . . Libera me!
 ASO&C Performing Giuseppi Verdi's Requiem at Carnegie Hall, 2005

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  

 Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

The ASO ChorusDonald Runnicles,and the Berlin Philharmonic,performing
Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsche Requiem, 2009

 Bass and Board of Directors, Meridian Herald 
folk advent

 Broad is the road that leads to death,
And thousands walk together there;
But Wisdom shows a narrow path,
With here and there a traveller.
-- The Sacred Harp (1844)
(Click link to download)

Meridian Chorale, Southern Folk Advent Service

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