The "sermon" for the Sunday morning service 25 April 2010 was the musical
"Celebrate the Vision", music by Allen Pote, lyrics by Carole McCann.
This performance was a repeat of last year's performance,
with a few casting changes, but both cast and audience
enjoyed it immensely.|
Featuring a cast of Summerlea folks and friends, the musical is a rollicking, toe-tapping, highly enjoyable way to hear the Christian message.
Leaders: Sue McKenzie and John Osborne
Descant – Elin Thordardottir
2. Ask, Seek, Knock.
3. Antiphon I.
Solos: Marion Golden, Mary Ellen Houde, Elin Thordardottir, Inga Palsson, Dominique Reid, Leslie McEwen, Jane Percy, Michèle Bitauld
5. Antiphon II.
6. Ballad of the Sower.
Solos: Mary Guynan, Selga Vitols, Elin Thordardottir
Narrator: Susan Ippersiel
8. Antiphon III.
Narrator: Marion Golden
9. The Good Samaritan.
Solos: David Pryce, Ragnar Palsson, John Osborne
Narrator: Elin Thordardottir
10. Do Unto Others.
Solo: Michèle Bitauld
11. Celebrate the Vision (Reprise)
Just about everyone in this musical has a line to say or a solo to sing. So here is the cast in alphabetical order, with a few cameos noted:
Philip Freu - Sower, man on road, robber
Mary Ellen Houde
Meaghan Luttrell - Nicodemus
Michelle McKenzie - Levite
Susan McKenzie - Leader
John Osborne - Leader
Inga Palsson - Jesus
Alayna Roy - Good Samaritan
Natalie Moreau Wightman - Priest
Musical Director - Connie Osborne
Stage Director - Kate Smart
Musicians: Lee Heppner - Bass, Ann Sutton - Piano
Costumes, props, sets and back stage crew - Kim Roy, Ann Trenholm, Elizabeth Wightman
Puppet and Masks - Howard Clark, Jeannette, Tracy, Patrick & Philip Freud
Videographer - Patrick Freud, Jacob Osborne
Many thanks to George Provias for his assistance in set up and clean up.
The photos on this page were taken from the side of the sanctuary during the performance, while the cast and audience were having a joyful experience.
getting set up, and directing.
up from the audience, and set the stage in song.
Charades helped to establish the purpose of the event.
Mary Ellen Houde and Marion Golden,
Inga Palsson and Elin Thordardottir,
Leslie McEwen and Dominique Reid,
Selga Vitolis and Elin Thordardottir, while Phillip Freud sowed the seed.
while Philip Freud walked along the road,
and a Levite (Michelle McKenzie)
came by but left the stranger to die.
The Samaritan dressed the stranger's wounds and took him for help.
and Elin Thordardottir did the narration.
response to the Good Samaritan parable.
greeted the players and the throng,
and Natalie Wightman (Priest) had a sample.
(The photos of the musicians did not turn out because of backlighting from the windows. Sorry about that.)