Siloam, a chancel opera

Children's and Liturgical Opera Company, LLC
www.chancelopera.com
 
LITURGICAL OPERA: Siloam
 
 
BY THE POOL OF SILOAM
a chancel opera based on John 9:1-38
by Susan Hulsman Bingham
 
El Greco (Domenicos Theotokopoulos):
"Christ Healing the Man Born Blind" (detail)
 

CAST:

 

sop, mezzo sop, high bar, hiigh bar, bar, bar, SATB chorus (acting parts)

ACCOMPANIMENT:

 

piano

CHORUS:

 

SATB chorus is part of the acting cast

DANCE:

 

none

PROPS:

 

minimal household materials. Details in score.

SOURCE OF TEXTS:

 

New Testament: Gospel of John 9:1-38.
Libretto by Susan Hulsman Bingham

LANGUAGE:

 

English

MUSICAL STYLE:

 

traditional harmonies, melodic, some chant and recitative

SCENES:

 

one

DURATION:

 

approximately twenty-five minutes

PREMIER:

 

This piece has not been performed, as far as we know, but don't let this fact scare you off! We love this piece.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

People ask Jesus: was this man born blind because of his own sins or the sins of his parents? Jesus answers that he was born blind in order that God's glory might be manifested. Once he is healed, the man finds Jesus and "sees" in other ways as well.

 

Musical score: $50 + $8 shipping and handling within the U.S. Includes copying and performance rights.


 

Musical Score in downloadable PDF format: $25.

Composer's comment: We have never performed this one, so if you do it, let us know how it went and feel free to give suggestions.

 

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