A New Musical Presented in Concert
David: the greatest name in the history of Israel! But who was he? From his close friendship with Jonathan and his allegiance to Jonathan’s father, Saul, David’s early joyful years with both become tortured and painful. His marriage to Michal leads to betrayal and murder, and his relationship with Bathsheba is both blissful and tragic. The final faces of love he shares with two of his sons are glorious and shocking. These “love stories” that are first told to us in the Old Testament books of Samuel and Kings are now re-told in spoken words, song and music.
This epic drama, many years in the making, is written by Fred Northup, an Asheville native and the former Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. His musical partner is Drew Banzhoff, a prodigy currently enrolled at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Over 25 local performing artists: choristers, musicians and actors will be featured in this World Premier event, under the direction of Mike Yow. It is rare that a city our size is able to launch a full-length musical the scope of David: The Faces of Love.