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Sunday, October 20, 20193:00 p.m.

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.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019—3:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents King’s Cadence (a cappella men’s ensemble). Free. 

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019—4:00 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents soloists Amy Yovanovich & Christyan Seay in concert. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019—4:00 p.m.

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents the prize winning Jocelyn Gorenson on flute and piano. Ms. Goranson has performed solo, orchestral and chamber music in nine countries. Additionally, she has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Apollo Theater. Ms. Goranson has performed with the York Symphony, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Longview Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Plano Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco and is also an accomplished pianist. Free will offering.

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019—6:00 p.m. 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and 7:00 Organ concert by Thomas Sheehan, Organist, Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC.

 

Friday, October 25, 2019—7:00 p.m.

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 more information visit www.firstumchershey.org

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019—7:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Music By The River Concert Series presents Alex and Friends, A 20’s Revival. This program will feature ragtime piano, piano/organ duets, vocal hits, and a barbershop quartet; all highlighting the music of the Roaring 20’s. Free admission and parking. 

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019—4:00 pm

Zion Lutheran Church, 85 E. Brandt Blvd., Landisville, presents the Susquehanna University Choir as part of the Zion Musik Concert Series.  The 42-member choir under the direction of Amy Vorhees presents a varied program of classical and contemporary music.  A freewill offering will be received.  For more information visit www.zionhempfield.net.


Friday, November 1, 20197:30 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd St., presents their Organ Spooktacular Concert featuring local organists Tyler A. Canonico, Jordan R. Markham, and Ellen B. Hunt.  The three are back at it with more drama, dancers, lights, and all which will give you chills!  The church will provide parking in the Market Square Garage located on the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.  For more information, contact Tyler at Canonico@marketsquarechurch.org or 717.257.1270 ext. 18.

 

Sunday, November 3, 20197:00 p.m.

Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut St., Palmyra, presents a Taizé Service. Prayerfully worship and reflect on the Love, Trust, and Hope of God. We will offer prayers, meditations, and musical responses from the Taizé tradition which includes praying with song in short, repetitive refrains. The French village of Taizé has been the home of an ecumenical community of brothers where prayer is the center of life.  Each year, thousands of worshipers from around the world gather to pray with the Taizé community.

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019—6:00 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Requiem Mass for All Faithful Departed including the “Short Requiem” by Henry Walford Davies and “Mass for the Quiet Hour” by George Oldroyd – St. Luke’s Festival Choir.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019—12:15 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents organist Eric Riley in recital. A light lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall prior from 11:45–12:15. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Sunday, November 17, 20193:00 p.m.

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, November 17, 2019—3:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents Tromba Mundi and Trinity Concert Choir. Free.

 

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Sunday, November 17, 2019—4:00 p.m.

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents the Tom Knific Quartet presenting “The Great American Songbook Meets Brahms and Knific.” Violin • Cello • Piano • Double Bass. Free will offering.

  

Sunday, December 1, 2019—5:00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg presents an Advent Evensong. Be refreshed in the promise of Advent with our Evensong Services. Free parking. 

 

Sunday, December 1, 2019—6:00 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Service of Advent Lessons and Carols sung by the St. Luke’s Festival Choir directed by William C. Claxton and accompanied by Jason Yannuzzi CAGO.

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019—12:15 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents organist Daniel Dorty in recital. A light lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall prior from 11:45–12:15. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019—6:00 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents soloists the Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theater. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Saturday, December 7, 20197:30 p.m.

Harrisburg Singers – Holiday! Contact Harrisburg Singers for ticket prices.

 

Sunday, December 8, 20194:00 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd St., presents a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols featuring the church’s Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Tyler A. Canonico and will be accompanied by Ellen Hunt, organ, and a chamber orchestra.  The church will provide parking in the Market Square Garage located on the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.  For more information, contact Tyler at Canonico@marketsquarechurch.org or 717.257.1270 ext. 18.

 

Sunday, December 8, 2019—5:00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg presents an Advent Evensong. Be refreshed in the promise of Advent with our Evensong Services. Free parking. 

 

Friday, December 13, 2019—7:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Music By The River Concert Series presents Hershey Handbell Ensemble in concert. Enjoy the sounds of the sixteen member ensemble as they ring in the Christmas Spirit at St. Stephen’s! Free admission and parking.

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019—3:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents  Christmas at Trinity. Free.

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019—5:00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg presents an Advent Evensong. Be refreshed in the promise of Advent with our Evensong Services. Free parking. 

 

Saturday, December 21, 2019—4:00 p.m.

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents its annual Christmas concert featuring Derry Church choirs, Derry Ringers handbells, guest soloists and orchestra. Free will offering.

 

Sunday, December 22, 2019—5:00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg presents an Advent Evensong. Be refreshed in the promise of Advent with our Evensong Services. Free parking. 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2020—6:00 P.M. 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and 7:00 Organ concert by Adam Koch, Minister of Music, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020 (tent)—3:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and Junior Strings. Free.

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020—12:15 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents organist Daniel Glessner in recital. A light lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall prior from 11:45–12:15. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Friday, February 7, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd St., presents REVIVAL in concert.  REVIVAL is a folk-rock group from New York City, NY.  The church will provide parking in the Market Square Garage located on the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.  For more information, contact Tyler at Canonico@marketsquarechurch.org or 717.257.1270 ext. 18.

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020—7:00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Music By The River Concert Series presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Silent Film Event with Peter Krasinski. This program will feature live improvised organ accompaniment to this classic film. The performance will be in collaboration with the Midtown Cinema. Regular Admission-$25, Students with ID-$15. Concessions available. Free parking.

 

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020—4:00 p.m.

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents the Dixie Kings of Philadelphia in a performance of traditional New Orleans jazz.  Free will offering.

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020—6:00 p.m. 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and 7:00 Organ concert by Alexander Ashman, Organist and Choirmaster, St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg.

 

Sunday, March 1, 20203:00 p.m.

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, 20204:00 p.m.

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.

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020—12:15 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents organist Victor Fields in recital. A light lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall prior from 11:45–12:15. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Sunday, March 8, 2020—3:00 p.m.

Wilson College, Chambersburg presents organist Russell Weismann in a Van Looy Organ Series concert on the four-manual 63-rank Whitelegg-Möller organ in Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel. Admission is $7.00.

 

Friday, March 13, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd St., presents Manor Winds in concert.  Manor Winds is a woodwind quintet from Lancaster, PA.  The church will provide parking in the Market Square Garage located on the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.  For more information, contact Tyler at Canonico@marketsquarechurch.org or 717.257.1270 ext. 18.

 

Sunday, March 22, 2020 (tent))—3:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents  the CCU Benefit Concert – Messiah College Gospel Choir and soloist Christyan Seay. Free. 

 

Saturday, Marc 28, 2020—7:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Music By The River Concert Series presents G. F. Handel’s orarotio Israel in Egypt. This masterpiece will be performed by a mass choir and orchestra featuring local and regional musicians. Hear the Old Testament come alive in Handel’s interpretation of stories of bondage, deliverance, and hope. Regular Admission-$25, Students with ID-$15.  Free parking

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020—12:15 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents organist Andy Hoke in recital. A light lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall prior from 11:45–12:15. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020—3:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents the Hershey Handbell Ensemble in concert.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020—4:00 p.m.

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster. Founded in 1998, the choir began with 31 singers under the direction of artistic director Patricia Strong Myers. Since then, the program has grown to include auditioned and non-auditioned choral opportunities for over 150 children and youth in kindergarten through grade 12. The singers represent a variety of churches, schools, and communities across Lancaster, Lebanon, and Chester counties.  Free will offering.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020—4:00 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church,  101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill presents Silver, Wood, & Ivory in Concert. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020—6:00 p.m. 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and 7:00 Senior organ recital by Patrick McMullen, Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

 

Sunday, May 10, 2020—4:00 p.m.

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 North 23rd Street Camp Hill  presents The New Cumberland Town Band in Concert. A free-will offering will be received.

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020—7:30 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents  a Choral Festival with Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg. Tickets required.

 

Sunday, May 17, 2020—6:00 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and 7:00 Concert by Musica Spira Baroque Trio (harpsichord, violin, and soprano) entitled "The Ugly Virtuosa"

 

Friday, May 29, 2020—7:00 p.m.

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, 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. Free will offering.

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020—3:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill presents  Harrisburg Choral Society – 125th Anniversary concert.

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd St., presents Choral Evensong featuring the church’s Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Tyler A. Canonico and accompanied by Ellen Hunt, organ.  The church will provide parking in the Market Square Garage located on the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.  For more information, contact Tyler at Canonico@marketsquarechurch.org or 717.257.1270 ext. 18.

Friday, June 12, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S 2nd St., presents pianist Nathan Carterett.  Carterett is based in Pittsburgh and will present the entire Well-Tempered Clavier.  The church will provide parking in the Market Square Garage located on the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.  For more information, contact Tyler at Canonico@marketsquarechurch.org or 717.257.1270 ext. 18.

Sunday, June 14, 2020—6:00 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and Solemn Benediction

 

 

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