On Sunday, October 2, the choir of Grace Lutheran Church, Clarksville, TN, will be joined by choristers, soloists, and an orchestra for a once in a lifetime event – the presentation of Mendelssohn’s signature oratorio, Elijah. The performance is trimmed from its original length to 2 hours (with intermission). Music begins promptly at 4 pm under the direction of Grace’s Cantor, Dr. Jonathan Rudy. The choir and Music at Grace concert series were developed under the direction of their first cantor, Rocky T. Craft, and has been continued and expanded. Over the years the choir has performed Handel’s Messiah, Stainer’s The Crucifixon, Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and a host of other larger choral works. This all volunteer choir of 30 is a liturgical choir singing and leading the chanting of Introit and Psalm as well as anthems appropriate to the liturgy every Sunday, at both services. Dr. Rudy is in his third year at Grace and is assisted by Katie Rudy, Assistant Cantor, in a large musical program of choir, solo work, instrumentalists, and organ works. They have combined their talents on the organ in a 5 year concert series to play through all of JS Bach’s organ works – one of those installments is April 23. For more on the Music at Grace concert series, email Dr. Rudy.