2013-2014 Music Series
Presenting the 2013-2014 Music Series
Family Concert featuring Jim Gill- September 11, 6:30 p.m., McKay Hall
Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show to watch. Each concert is an opportunity for family play! In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. Everyone- children, parents, grandparents are invited to come enjoy a fun evening of music led by Jim Gill!
Tower Brass from Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago- December 1, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Tower Brass was founded in the spring of 1997 after requests for more brass music at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. After generous donations, Tower Brass became a reality in September of the same year. Tower Brass has come to be regarded as one of the finest brass ensembles in the area. The group consists of eight brass players and one percussionist. Their concert is sure to start your December off right and put you in the holiday spirit!
Cantus- January 25, 8:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Cantus is acclaimed as "the premiere men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare). They are known for their warmth and blend, and accapella performance of music of music from the Renaissance to 21st century. Cantus consists of nine men and is based out of Minnesota. Their program is titled A Place for Us and is a celebration of our unique and rich national identity told through song and story. Their concert will feature traditional folk songs and spirituals as well as music by Bernstein, Dvorak and Sibelius. Cantus was last at First Pres in 2002.
National Organ Playing Competition- March 22, 1:00 p.m., Sanctuary
First Presbyterian Church is home to the United States' longest running National Organ Playing Competition. Come to the sanctuary and hear up to six highly talented organists from across the country play a Bach Trio Sonata, a Romantic piece and something written after 1945. They will be competing for two cash prizes.
National Organ Playing Competition Winner's Recital- April 27, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary
The first-prize winner from the National Organ Playing Competition returns to play a full-length recital for us. You won't want to miss hearing a rising star in the organ world!
All concerts are free and open to the public. Free-will offerings will be taken.
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