Palm Sunday: Festival of Praise (Focus, Apr 2016)
At seven o’clock in the evening on Palm Sunday, March 20, the Bay Area community enjoyed a classical choral concert featuring University Baptist Church (UBC) and Clear Lake United Methodist Church choirs and orchestras in UBC’s Worship Center.
Along with six pastors and three conductors from the two churches, harmonious artists performed numerous great works in preparation for Holy Week. The musical line-up featured works from composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Mozart and Handel.
One attendee shared her experience with pianist and UBCer Micah Duckett:
My husband and I, along with his parents, attended your performance last night! And what a performance it was! You were AMAZING on the piano! I put this event on my calendar the day you posted it on Facebook and I’m so glad that I did. My father in law, who is a 76-year-old Baptist preacher and pianist, is here visiting with my mother-in-law. They are from a very small town in Pennsylvania and visit us once a year. He was so moved by the beauty of this performance, that when it was over, he hugged me and kissed me on the cheek and tearfully said, ‘Thank you so much for this.’ I couldn’t think of a better way to end Palm Sunday. Thanks again for sharing this!