Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd., will welcome the Musica Sacra Singers as part of its concert series to the church’s sanctuary on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3pm. The performance will be a free-will donation concert.
The Musica Sacra Singers, with soloists Marilyn Deegan and Stephen Canfield, will perform choral works spanning five centuries of Christian creativity in music by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Johann Sebastian Bach, Karl Graun, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak, Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, Jan Sanborn, William Lock and John Rutter.
The Musica Sacra Singers, in their 35th year, are an ensemble of auditioned singers directed by Dr. William Lock, with Warren Ediger serving as assistant conductor and Kevin Weed as accompanist. Lock, who is in his final year at the helm of the group, has specialized in the areas of church music and voice, and he has also taught conducting, music history and literature, theory and world music. He has devoted more than 30 years to local church music ministry and served on the faculty at Biola University. A prolific writer and contributor to numerous journals and periodicals, he is also a published composer.