Interfaith group planning return of fundraiser for St. Ignatius Mission murals

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 19:57:54-05

ST. IGNATIUS – An interfaith group is beginning rehearsals for a popular Easter program which raised tens of thousands of dollars last year to restore the historic murals in the St. Ignatius Mission.

A year ago, singers and musicians from several area churches came together for several performances of the “Lamb of God”, a musical presentation telling the Easter story that’s central to the Christian faith.

The programs were not only an inspiring presentation, but helped to raise upwards of $40,000 towards preservation of the murals in the mission, which are in serious need of restoration. They were also very popular, with performances in Missoula, and in the mission, being given to capacity crowds.

Now, organizers are ready to start rehearsing for this year’s performance. The first choir practice is Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mission. The orchestra will be practicing every Saturday, starting tomorrow, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints church on South Avenue.

The group is still recruiting for both choir and orchestra, looking for strings, percussion, harp, piano, woodwinds and brass. You can contact Nancy Eastham at 406-890-4595, or attend one of the rehearsals.

There will be four performances in the Mission Valley and two in Missoula in April.

Dennis Bragg photo.