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CPA To Present 'Saviour' Modern Oratorio

The University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts will present the modern oratorio “Saviour: The Story of God’s Passion for His People” at 7 p.m. on April 19 at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile.

“Saviour” is an hour-long concert that paints a musical portrait of God pursuing His people, from creation through resurrection.

The concert features the 200-member University Singers and the University of Mobile Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free. The church is located at the intersection of I-65 and Dauphin Street.

Songwriters and producers Greg Nelson and Bob Farrell arranged “Saviour” for choirs and soloists. The oratorio has a classic sound which combines elements of inspirational, pop and traditional styles. The arrangements are powerful and challenging, the orchestrations majestic and awe-inspiring, according to

Farrell said, “It’s a kind of snapshot look at the process whereby God provides, man messes it up and trashes it, and God comes and rescues him.”

“Saviour” was written and recorded in 1995, and the powerful story still continues to tour in the United States, Europe and Russia.

Nelson has produced recordings for Christian and theatrical artists including Sandi Patty, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Twila Paris, Michael Crawford and Richard Smallwood. Nelson headed Spirit Records, a division of Sparrow Records, with artists Benny Hester and Albrecht, Roley and Moore.

Dr. Roger Breland is executive director of the UMobile Center for Performing Arts and a vice president at the University of Mobile. The concert is under the direction of Dr. Al Miller, dean of the CPA.

For more information, call the UMobile Center for Performing Arts at 251.442.2420 or email

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