To the glory of God alone…
Western Washington unites creative minds in the highest aspirations of human expression. But in our current culture, these aspirations have been secularized; many artists abandon faith as a subject for exploration, or risked being ostracized for it. The belief that God is dead, inaccessible or irrelevant has hobbled the journey towards truth that is at the core of the arts, weakening our ability to explore the fundamental questions of life: who we are, why we are here, and where we are going.
For musicians who dare to celebrate faith, and patrons seeking something deeper than humanistic themes, the challenge is daunting. Where to find fertile soil in which to grow deep roots?
Soli Deo Gloria is an ongoing project to fund larger works of sacred music for the glory of God, and foster an artistic community that fearlessly gives God centrality in all expression.
Although many Christians have given up on influencing the arts of our time, FPCB is a place in which the arts are stewarded, as are the other gifts and blessings granted to us. Soli Deo Gloria presents sacred music to enrich the mind, and in radical departure from the culture around us, bring us into relationship with Jesus – to do again that for which it was originally intended.
The 2010-2011 season culminates in May with a presentation of Mendelssohn’s majestic oratorio, Elijah, featuring nationally known soloists and full orchestra in the sanctuary of FPCB.
For details on Local composer Alicia Lewis' new Oratorio, Joseph, click here.