I Cantori, the WWU select choir, has released a CD titled, “A Colony of Heaven in the Country of Death.” Inspired by a phrase in Eugene Peterson’s commentary on Ephesians, the album aims to remind listeners of the importance of working toward unity, fellowship, and growth in a world that desperately needs God’s love.
“All year long, the choir had fun discussing this phrase and thinking of ourselves as a little colony, a small congregation, a group of like-minded individuals needing to take care of each other,” said Kraig Scott, I Cantori director. “As the original idea started to sink in and influence our daily behavior, the joy in caring for each other grew along with our understanding and love of the music. It was a happy nexus.”
During spring quarter, the choir put in many hours outside of regular class time to produce this special album. Several Sunday afternoons were spent recording in the University Church, as well as additional hours during review week and finals week.
The CD can be purchased at cdbaby.com (search for “I Cantori of Walla Walla University”) or by calling the WWU Department of Music at (509) 527-2561.
Posted Feb. 15, 2018