Artists: Chris Lastovicka, composer. Eric Bates, violin. Damon Gray, cello. Kimberly Tobola, soprano. Diana Cataldi, mezzo-soprano. Laura Backley, contralto. Chris Lastovicka, piano. Cynthia Katsarelis, conductor.
The 7th Chapter of Job is music taken directly from Crossing the Horizon, an opera about UFO abduction based on the epic poem of the same name by E.M. Lauricella. The suffering of biblical Job is similar to that of the suffering of the protagonist of Crossing the Horizon in that both lose everything they've known and will never be the same following their harrowing experience; but when they accept their fate, Fate's hold on them loosens, suggesting that surrendering inwardly can offer confidence in an outward struggle with powerful forces.