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Youth orchestra plays music from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings

posted Jan 8, 2015, 7:06 AM by Risen Christ   [ updated Jan 2, 2016, 5:36 PM ]
(This article was republished with permission from Catholic News) The Risen Christ Youth Symphony performed well-known pieces from movie blockbusters as well as familiar Christmas classics on Dec 13.

The orchestra, which uses music as a platform for young people to find meaning in their lives and to find God, performed a few movements from Star Wars, such as the Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme), and The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.

It also performed Jesus Christ You Are My Life, a piece composed by Italian priest, Fr Marco Frisina, during the concert held at the Church of the Risen Christ.

According to orchestra director, Dr Aloysius Leong, the orchestra aims to convey an evangelical message and lesson through its music.

In the recent concert, the Star Wars’ pantheistic view of God, who is this “zoom of energy”, is contrasted with The Lord of the Rings and Jesus Christ You are My Life which present God as a God of love.

The orchestra has also previously performed at charity concerts for Assisi Hospice.

Young people who wish to be part of the Risen Christ Youth Symphony may email Dr Leong at dr.al.leong@gmail.com