Concert program for the Apostolic Faith Red Cross War Relief Concert, Napoleon Dufresne, Conductor. The church's 125-voice choral society, 40-voice male chorus and 75-piece orchestra, along with soloists Mildred Crawford Robinson, soprano and Walter Reid, tenor performed works by Schubert--Liszt, Irving Berlin, Haydn, Grieg, and other composers. Lena Ediger Wallace accompanied most of the choral performances on the organ, and Robert R. Crawford played a piano solo by Chopin. The concert ended with everyone singing the hymn Faith of Our Fathers.
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The Apostolic Faith Red Cross War Relief Concert NAPOLEON DUFRESNE, Conductor January 19, 1942 8 p. m. R. Robt. Crawford, General Overseer Program CONNECTICUT MARCH William Nassann Orchestra Entire Orchestra joins in stirring martial strains— from large bass tuba to the silvery-toned flute's treble. LUSTSPIEL OVERTURE Keler Bela Orchestra Religious exultation—the height of joy and happiness. THE OMNIPOTENCE (Great is Jehovah) Schubert--Lizst Male Chorus and Orchestra Walter Reid, Tenor Great is Jehovah the Lord For Heaven and earth testify to His great power. 'Tis heard in the fierce raging storm, In the torrent's loud thundering roar; Great is Jehovah the Lord, Mighty is His power. 'Tis heard in the rustling of leaves in the forest, Seen in the waving of golden fields, In loveliest flowers' gaudy array, 'Tis seen in myriad stars that stud the heavens. Fierce it sounds in the thunder's loud roll And flames in the lightning's brightly quivering flash. Yet clearer thy throbbing heart to thee Proclaims Jehovah's power. The Lord God Almighty. Look thou praying to Heaven And hope for grace and for mercy. Great is Jehovah the Lord. THE LORD IS MY LIGHT Frances Allitsen Mildred Crawford Robinson, Soprano Orchestra Words from Psalm XXVII ANGELS OF MERCY Irving Berlin Mildred Crawford Robinson, Soprano Lena Ediger Wallace, Organ Angels of Mercy There's so much to do. The heavens are gray overhead. Angels of Mercy They're calling to you, So march with your crosses of red. March where the darkness Shuts out the light. March where there is no dawn. Angels of Mercy, The world's covered with night, But your mercy goes marching on. Angels of Mercy, Through darkest night Your mercy goes marching on. FANTASIE IMPROMTU Frederic Chopin Robert R. Crawford, Piano One of Chopin's Productions in a Care-Free Mood THE HEAVENS ARE TELLING from "THE CREATION".Haydn Choral Society Lena Ediger Wallace, Organ The heavens are telling the glory of God, The wonder of his work displays the firmament; Today that is coming speaks it the day, The night that is gone to following night. The heavens are telling the glory of God, The wonder of his work displays the firmament. In all the lands resounds the word, Never unperceived, ever understood. The heavens are telling the glory of God; The wonder of his work displays the firmament. LISTEN TO THE LAMBS (Spiritual) R. Nathaniel Dett Choral Society Lena Ediger Wallace, Organ Listen to the lambs! All a-crying. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, And carry the young lambs in his bosom. Ah! Listen! Listen to the lambs, All a-crying. AMERICA THE LAND WE LOVE J. M. Rieman Choral Society Lena Ediger Wallace, Organ America the land we love, Where freedom ever reigns. From north to south, from shore to shore, Her glory we proclaim. Our hearts go out to other lands, Where war and greed profane. America the land we love, Where freedom ever reigns. God give us light to see the right, In dealings with all men. And we our country ever free, Shall go on to the end. Teach us, O Lord, that right is might, And this we shall proclaim. America the land we love, Where freedom ever reigns. Where warring tribes across the seas, In bloody conflicts rage. God of our Fathers, may we keep Unstained our country's page. Our grateful thanks to Thee we give, That we can still maintain On even keel our ship of state, Where peace and freedom reign. HULDIGUNGSMARSCH Grieg Orchestra A Concert March from the land of the Midnight Sun STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER John Philip Sousa Orchestra The American March King's Masterpiece FAITH OF OUR FATHERS J. G. Walton (Everybody sing) Faith of our fathers! living still, In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword: O how our hearts beat high with joy Whene'er we hear that glorious word; Faith of our fathers! Holy faith! We will be true to Thee till death! Faith of our fathers! we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife; And preach Thee, too, as love knows how, By kindly words and virtuous life. "A Church without a Collection Plate" The Apostolic Faith Portland's Progressive Downtown Church Northwest Sixth & Burnside You are invited to attend our regular services, Tuesday through Friday Evenings at 8:00, and on Sunday at 11:00, 3:00 and 7:50. The Sunday evening service opens with a concert by the organ, orchestra, and singing organizations. 125-voice Choral Society—40-voice Male Chorus—75-piece Orchestra
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January 19, 1942