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Wednesday, August 7, 2019—7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents The Kings Brass in Concert. Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. The King's Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their concerts as "superb in every way" and "innovative and well played." "Truly, an unforgettable experience!" The King’s Brass, formed four decades ago in Detroit, is comprised of professional musicians from across the country, who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship. Based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the group plays over 150 concerts per year from coast to coast as well as international destinations. The King’s Brass’ eighteenth recording is titled Christmas JOY. This CD, released on the Summit Records label, features guest organist Samuel Metzger. No tickets required. This is a free concert though an offering for the group will be received.
Sunday, October 20, 2019—3:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle presents John Bullard, classical banjo, playing works of the Baroque period and other classical pieces. Besides performing solo, he will also be accompanied on organ and piano by David Erickson, cantor of First Lutheran Church. A freewill offering will be received. Call (717) 249-3310 or go to Fine Arts at First, www.firstlutherancarlisle.org for information.
Friday, October 25, 2019—7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents organist Brian Schoettler in recital. Mr. Schoettler serves as Minister of Music & Organist at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, Illinois where he directs their Chancel, Handbell, Gospel, and Children’s Choirs and plays their recently restored Austin organs. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance, Church Music, and Instrumental Music Education from Carthage College and his Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Composition from Westminster Choir College. The recital is free and an offering will be received. For mores information visit www.firstumchershey.org.
Sunday, November 17, 2019—3:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle presents Thomas Gaynor, New Zealand-born organist, in recital. He is a rising star on the organ scene and first-prize winner in Organ Interpretation and the Audience Prize in 2017 at the St. Albans International Organ Competition. A freewill offering will be received. Call (717) 249-3310 or go to Fine Arts at First, www.firstlutherancarlisle.org for information.
Sunday, March 1, 2020—3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents organists Renée Anne Louprette and George Stauffer in recital. Dr. Stauffer is a distinguished professor of musicology at Rutgers University. He is known internationally as a scholar, performer, and writer on the music and culture of the Baroque Era and the life and works of J.S. Bach in particular. Ms. Louprette is known as a consummate liturgical organist, concert organist, and teacher at Rutger’s Mason Gross School for the Arts. The recital is free and an offering will be received. For more information visit www.firstumchershey.org.
Sunday, March 1, 2020—4:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle presents the Westminster Kantorei, an auditioned vocal chamber choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey, specializing in early and contemporary music. A freewill offering will be received. Call (717) 249-3310 or go to Fine Arts at First, www.firstlutherancarlisle.org for information.