Format: Choral Book
By Ken Medema and Buryl Red
The Weaver is a cantata and concert work which presents the age-old gospel story in a fresh way. The cantata is in a classic style, with folk-like qualities and melodies. God is pictured as a weaver, Who, in the beginning, sews the tapestry of the universe together. With the entrance of sin into the world, human beings take the thread and break it, making their own designs which bring about an estrangement from God. The coming of Christ gives all a chance to reconnect the threads of the tapestry. Performance suggestions are included with options to simplify the work if desired, making it accessible to a wide variety of church choirs in addition to collegiate, community, and professional choirs. The work received a Carnegie Hall performance in 2022. 40 minutes.