This Sunday the choir will be joined by instrumentalists from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra along with soloists, Amy Cowan, Nancy Jones and Brian Thorsett. Our worship service will be filled with music including choral selections, Lost in the Night (arr. Kyle Haugen), Sans Day Carol (arr. John Rutter), and Vivaldi’s Magnificat. The Magnificat will be sung in Latin. Though the English translation will be printed alongside the Latin in the bulletin I have included the English of the nine movements below. It is sure to be a lovely morning of worship.
Magnificat, RV610 by Antonio Vivaldi
My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my savior. For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done great things for me and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation.
He hath shown strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy.
As he said to our forefathers, Abraham and to his seed forever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.
Scripture Readings for December 9, 2018
The Second Sunday of Advent