Jacksonville College to hold spring concert

April 24, 2019

The Jacksonville College Music Program will present “The Lion and the Lamb” on Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Buckner Chapel. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

This year’s spring program will be a transitional concert and a preview of things to come. The JC ensemble will be joined by many of next year’s new members, and students will perform in a variety of styles in both a cappella and acoustically accompanied pieces. Selections will include "Il est bel et bon," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "Down to the River to Pray," “Revelation Song,” “The Lion and the Lamb,” and “When Love Was Slain.” Student musicians will include vocalists, guitarists, a bassist, and a percussionist.

Director of Vocal Music Randy Decker said, “We look forward to sharing wonderful music with friends and family. ‘The Lion and the Lamb’ theme was chosen because of proximity to Easter this year and the fact that our most powerful songs fall into the dichotomy of this unifying concept and song. The growth in this group has been both phenomenal and expected. Our theme as a group this year has been transformation. I never cease to be amazed at the willingness of our students to be challenged. Most of our singers prepare and perform as if they have had years of experience. Every day amazing things are accomplished in our music family. Come, see, and hear.”