MUSIC BY PAUL DEDELL
WITH SCULPTURES BY SUSAN WILSON
On the afternoon of Palm Sunday, April 10, at 4 pm, three amazing cellists — Judith Serkin, Wayne Smith and Elizabeth Tuma — will gather to present our own Paul Dedell’s newest composition, “Stations.” Accompanied by the powerful sculptures of parishioner Susan Wilson, “Stations” is a musical and emotional reflection on the Stations of the Cross, visual images of Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion.
Paul has been delving into the Passion story, thinking about the moments represented in each station. What he discovered was that although the stations depict specific events in Christ’s journey to Golgotha, they also depict an emotional journey that he could deeply identify with, one shared in many ways by all of us.
In the evocative and passionate music that Paul has written, he tried to capture the overriding emotion of each station. “In the contemplation of the stations, it is my hope that we can open up emotional access to the pain and suffering of ourselves and others, as well as the redemptive power of compassion and release.”
Paul is honored to have the powerful sculptures of his fellow St. Michael’s member, Susan Wilson, accompany the music of the “Stations.” Susan’s works of wood and clay were originally created in response to images of refugees at our Southern border. They are beautifully
spare and in her own words, “full of yearning, dreaming, fear, wondering, searching.”
“Stations” lasts about 45 minutes. There is no admission fee; a plate to receive offerings will be in the back of the Church.
This Service is also available by Livestream HERE.
All are welcome.