by Ethan Wickman
Commissioned by AFCO

Music Director Crain Jessop will conduct the world premiere of Ethan Wickman and Glen Nelson's oratorio, "To a Village Called Emmaus."  Commissioned by AFCO, the new work tells the compelling story of events in the week after Christ's resurrection.  The text draws from the biblical book of John, using multiple transactions and original poetry to embrace many faith traditions.  The audience will join with the unwitting disciples as they discover the origins and identity of their divine fellow traveler.