West Devon Music Ministries: Nicodemus the Pharisee
Roger Jones’ musical “Pharisee” is now set for performances at various venues in the West Devon area over the next couple of weeks. The musical, performed by members of West Devon Music Ministries, tells the story of Nicodemus the Pharisee who came to Jesus at night-time to find out for himself, the meaning of the Messiah’s message.
Through the songs and the narrative by local believers the message of the Cross will be presented in a sensitive but powerful way. As well as specially written songs for the performance, Roger Jones is very good at weaving some traditional hymns into the narrative, but with modern twists and tunes. Amongst the songs of “Pharisee” will be the well-known “Jesus lover of my soul“, “Them bones” and “And can it be?”
There will be no charge for any of the performances, although a free offering will take place with the recipient as chosen by either the host church itself or members of the church who are directly involved in the Musical.
Performance venues, dates, times and offering recipients for Pharisee musical as follows:
- Winkleigh Village Hall: Monday 11 July at 7.30pm – Children in Action
- Bridestowe Methodist Chapel: Friday 15 July at 7.30pm – Devon Air Ambulance
- Crediton Congregational Church: Wednesday 20 July at 7.30pm – Crediton Food Bank
- Fairplace Church, Okehampton: Sunday 24 July at 6.30pm – Connect
ROGER JONES was born in Birmingham and trained at the Birmingham School of Music. He then spent 16 years at Aston Manor School in Birmingham teaching music, and eventually became Head of Lower School. In the early 1970s he began writing songs for his School Choir about Easter, which emerged as a Cantata entitled ´Jerusalem Joy.´