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January 5, 2020—3:00 p.m.

Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut St., Palmyra.  Palmyra Community Band Concert.  Goodwill offering received. For information contact jclouser@palmyracob.org.

 

January 5, 2020—3:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents Rizzetta’s Tones in concert. This American Celtic band blends twin hammer dulcimers, multiple stringed instruments, a variety of whistles and frame drums, all tied together by well-balanced medleys, arrangements, and original music. The concert is free with a free-will offering.

 

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.

 

Sunday, January 26, 20202:30 P.M.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 presents an Organ Recital and Kick-Off of the 150th Anniversary Year of the Church
Dr. Karl E. Moyer, F.A.G.O. organist, in a program designed for “everyone” and includes Franz Schubert’s lovely “Ave Maria.” Other works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Caesar Franck, J. S. Bach, and Johannes Brahms will be performed. Free admission. The program is planned to conclude by 4:00 P.M. Parking is available on our church campus as well as in our lot at the southeast corner of East Orange and North Ann Streets (directly across from the church). An ADA-accessible/elevator entrance is available. Avoid parking in the 100 block of North Ann Street and the 500 block of East Marion Street. These are enforced neighborhood parking permit areas with high fines! NOTE: This program closes with the Franck Grande Pièce Symphonique, a work likely not heard in the area in decades.

 

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Sunday, January 26, 20205:00 P.M.

St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Chapel, 110 State St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 presents an organ reduction of Arcangelo Corelli's Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8) and other Christmastide organ works. The recital will be followed immediately by a beautiful Sung Vespers ceremony in the Extraordinary Form (the traditional Latin version), chanted by Mater Dei Latin Mass Community priests and members of the chant schola, with organ accompaniment and Processional/Recessional, along with a period of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. Recital 5:00-5:30 P.M., Vespers 5:30-6:00 P.M., Exposition/Adoration 6:00 P.M., Benediction and Recessional concluding at 6:30 P.M.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020—7:30 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.-270 ext. 18.

 

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Sunday, February 9, 2020—4:00 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church, 85 E. Brandt Blvd., Landisville, presents The Isosceles Trio as part of the Zion Musik Concert Series.  Members Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinetist; Sara Male, cellist; and Maria Corley, pianist; are well known in the Lancaster area and beyond.  The Trio will perform music of Bruch, Arnold, Kapustin and Brahms.  A freewill offering will be received and refreshments will follow the concert.  For more information visit www.zionhempfield.net.

 

Sunday, February 9, 2020—4:00 p.m.

Messiah College presents the world renown St. Olaf Choir in concert in Parmer Hall. Tickets required.—Tickets for all shows can be purchased online, or by calling the Ticket Office at (717) 691-6036.

 

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.

 

Saturday, March 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

  

Sunday, March 29, 2020—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. 

 

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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