Life in the City takes pride in not just being a church, but a church of the arts that is dedicated to socially, spiritually, and culturally renewing communities with the gospel of Jesus. Member, Jonn Cherico, believes the church’s mission is simple, “to spread good news to those who don’t think the church is good news.” Because of this welcoming and inclusive message, this church with roots in the reconciling First United Methodist Church, has noticed an increase in attendance from our gay and lesbian community. Life in the City, sets out to deliver a range of topical messages that not only focuses on the Bible, but also what is on the minds and hearts of its members and guests. With an open minds and open doors, Life in the City welcomes all to a new worship experience that offers not just inspiring spiritual messages, but also music, dance and drama of all styles.
This Easter Sunday, Life in the City presents Handel’s and Quincy Jones’ arrangement of the Messiah. This year’s festivities include selections from Life in the City’s orchestra, conducted by Peter Bay, showcases by some of Austin’s most acclaimed musicians, and also features Life in the City’s Pastor, Jen Stuart. Life in the City will also be joined by concertmaster, Rachel Ringeisen and Austin Symphony Orchestra as well as Bob Cannon, soloing on, “The trumpet shall Sound,” Charles Wesley Evans, Carnegie Hall baritone soloist, and Eric Marshall, tenor soloist. Other featured musicians include Crystal Paull, Philip Arno, Allen Sanders and many more.
This is Life in the City’s second year showcasing selections from Quincy Jones’ and Handel’s Messiah. The event is both free and open for all to enjoy, so don’t miss this exceptional line-up of performances this Easter Sunday with Life in the City!