A truly unique retelling of the greatest story ever told, For Such a One As This is a dramatic worship experience that is not to be missed. Whether performed as a service of worship during Lent or Holy Week or as an awe-inspiring Easter service (with the inclusion of the optional monologue and chorus), the depth and the soul-stirring emotion this remarkable and creative presentation will touch and enliven congregations from the most liturgical to the most contemporary of traditions.
Monologues from Judas, Peter, Pontius Pilate, Simon of Cyrene, Mary, the two thieves crucified with Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and (optionally) John relate the dramatic events from their own perspective, all the while being intrinsically woven into the fabric and passion of the music as they tell their story. Their story is one of the pomp and festiveness of Palm Sunday dissolving into the intense drama of Holy Week; the heart-wrenching emotion of Good Friday and the perplexing confusion the week’s events caused for believers and non-believers alike; and the ultimate exaltation surrounding the promised resurrection now fulfilled.
With choral parts that are well within the vocal grasp of most volunteer choirs and an available drama guide to aid in preparation, this exciting new dramatic work is accessible in all facets—technically, dramatically and musically, with parts for an SATB choir, unison children’s choir, alto and tenor soloist, and nine dramatic characters. No matter your worship traditions, this is the work for this Easter season, and for years to come. SATB