Choral Anthems about "finding our purpose?"
Date: January 14, 2014
Hello fellow ChoralNet members,
I am programming music for an adult all-volunteer church choir of about 22 members and am struggling to find an anthem which matches the theme of "finding our purpose." I am looking for something that is SATB (preferrably with accompaniment but if it is not too difficult it could be a cappella) that does not sound too incredibly hokey and contemporary. I program as much classical repertoire for my ensemble as possible and tend to avoid anything too contemporary (save the typical spiritural now and then) unless its something I find particularly moving (such as Leo Nestor's "The Call" or Sir John Tavener's "The Lamb). Speaking of, "The Call" is an excellent option but they recently performed that so I am hoping for something else. Any recommendations?