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USC Concert Choir: Martyrdom of Polycarp

Presented by USC School of Music at First Presbyterian Church , Columbia SC

Apr 14 2016
USC Concert Choir: Martyrdom of Polycarp

The University of South Carolina’s premier choir, the USC Concert Choir, presents The Martyrdom of Polycarp, an oratorio for mixed chorus, soloists and chamber orchestra. When warned that he would be burnt at the stake in 155 A.D., Polycarp, a pupil of the apostle John, responded that the fires of the stake last but a moment, whereas the fires of hell last for an eternity.

St. Polycarp was martyred at the age of 86, and his arrest and martyrdom are described in detail in a letter written

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