This blogger attended the Sunday morning performance of “Shadow of the Cross” at Gospel Light Bible Baptist Church and witnessed a superb, artfully crafted presentation. The audience was obviously delighted and inspired by what they saw and heard. This telling of the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus touched all but the hardest of hearts and most certainly pleased our God in heaven. If one of the roles of the church here on earth is to bring glory to God, this performance did just that in a most spectacular way.
The voices of the choir blended together wonderfully and surged with magnificent splendor. The characters and narrator infused emotion and meaning into their parts. The instrumental accompaniment was crisp and beautiful to hear. The large white banners hanging as a backdrop were lit with various colors during the performance, providing a professional theater look to the performance. One highlight for this blogger was the Men’s Trio singing, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”; I never fail to be moved when brothers Gabriel, Mateo, and Jeremiah combine to sing before the congregation. Concluding the performance was our Pastor Vince Giardino, who brought special significance to each of the parts of the performance and urged the those in need to find Christ.
Congratulations to all who put there time and effort into a successful Resurrection Sunday tribute to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Narrator: Gabriel Gonzalez
Mary: Julia Giardino
Caiaphas: Paul Schreiner
Peter: Jeremiah Rodell
Pianists: Brad Barkowski, Gail Hamilton, Raquel Caletz
Flutist: Chris Nicot
Musical Director: Mateo Vazquez
Production Director: Gabriel Gonzalez
Technical Director and Sound: Michael Giardino
Lighting: Fred Taccone, Josh Crane