top of page

Lyrics and Music by John Richmond

Main website -


Nadi prays for the coming of the warrior Messiah who will wipe out the Romans. But he has a choice to make, fighting the Romans or being with the love of his life Chloe, who is Jesus’s closest disciple.  
Nadi and Chloe fell in love in Nazareth 2,000 years ago despite Nadi being wanted by the Romans. They also witnessed their friend being crucified by the Romans, then three days coming back to life; their friend’s name was Jesus. 
The tone
JCRS has a wide selection of new, fresh, and contemporary music with rock, acoustic and classical themes.
100-word Summary
Two thousand years ago in Nazareth, Nadi and his brother, Levi, plan to attack and kill Pontius Pilate but Chloe, the love of Nadi’s life, bumps into Nadi moments before they are to strike.  Nadi must choose whether to fight with his brother or join Chloe. He joins Chloe and walks away from Levi.  Later that night, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Nadi realizes his friend Jesus is the Messiah, but not the warrior he was praying for.  This is the Passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus seen through Nadi and Chloe’s eyes.

I have told the Passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of someone close to Jesus in a way that hasn’t been done before.  Nadi has no idea Jesus is the Messiah until the spirit of the Lord descends on Nadi while Jesus is being arrested by the Roman Guards in the Garden of Gethsemane. 
The libretto contains Hebrew words and lines from the Psalms and the Old Testament, words Nadi and Jesus would have said in their daily lives.  There are also contemporary references in both the music and words. 
The musical explores the relationships of Nadi with Chloe his childhood love, his older brother Levi, his parents Ethan and Rachel, Jesus, and his disciples.  The main theme is family and social interactions in this historical account of events that happened in Israel in 33AD.  Although there is death and suffering, there is more love and compassion. 
Potential Audience
Although JCRS deals with Jewish and Christian religious themes, it will appeal to anyone who loves a good story, regardless of religion, sex, creed, or age. 
“The Chosen” by Dallas Jenkins is a new TV streaming show that has attracted millions of viewers online and Christian music like Hillsong United, Hillsong Worship, Skillet, or Karl Jobe, have hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.
Chosen – Season One trailer -
Chosen – Season Two trailer -
I Surrender – Hillsong United -
What a beautiful name – Hillsong Worship -
Holy Spirit – Karl Jobe -
Whispers in the Dark – Skillet -

Listen online

30 tracks to available to listen to on all the major streaming platforms

bottom of page