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Sunday, February 11, 2018—3:00 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents “Bravo, Bravissimo!” featuring Jonathan Hays, in a captivating recital with the beautiful singing we have all come to know and love. The New York Times said of Jonathan: "the nobility of his voice matched the nobility of his bearing and his singing was consistently strong, lucid, direct and bang on the note. His was a magnificent performance,” and Opera Magazine stated “he has a lovely baritone, nicely placed and warmly resonant but capable of taut edginess.” Mr. Hays will be joined by pianist Brett A. Terry, Pine Street’s Minister of Music & Worship and MAPS’ Artistic Director. Free parking will be available in the South Street Garage.

 

Sunday, February 11, 2018—4:00 pm

Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg presents a concert of some of the most famous sacred compositions for vocal soloists. Featuring several of the Harrisburg area’s finest vocalists, come enjoy compositions of Franck, Faure, Handel, Schubert, Malotte, and many more.

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018—12:15 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents PC King, trumpet in the Lenten Recital Series.

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018—7:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants and the Harrisburg Singers. The official chorus of the U. S. Air Force. Free.

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018—3:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents a concert with Mod3, a versatile performing group consisting of oboes, violin/viola and piano. The term “mod” is reflective of the group’s ability to transform itself (or modularize) based on the literature chosen for the occasion. Mod3 consists of Will Curry, violin and viola; Carol Ann Aicher, piano; and Kevin Chavez, oboes. A free-will offering will be received. Visit firstumchershey.org for details. Email music@firstumchershey or call (717) 533-9668 for  information.

 

Sunday, March 4, 2018—4:00 pm

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents the Hershey Baroque Chamber Players return to present a concert drawn from the noble courts of 18th century Europe. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Sean McCarthy. Complete season information is posted on derrypres.org/events/arts-alive.

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018—3:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents handbell soloist Sue Garton in concert. A free-will offering will be received. Visit firstumchershey.org for details. Email music@firstumchershey or call (717) 533-9668 for information. NOTE: we are reserving the following week, 3/18 as a snow date.

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018—3:30 pm

Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church, 600 Shepherd St., Jonestown presents the Central PA Handbell Festival – Eighteen PA and NJ bell choirs under the direction of Dr. Kimberlee Strepka. Free-will offering. For nformation contact Jeff Clouser, jclouser@palmyracob.org

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018—12:15 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents The Wednesday Club in the Lenten Recital Series.

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018—3:00 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents “Welcome to the Family” featuring the LVC Concert Choir. The 65 members of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir will perform a diverse program of selections around the theme of family. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Erpelding, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at LVC, the choir continues its long-standing history of musical excellence. The ensemble is composed of both vocal and non-vocal majors. Later this spring, members of the choir will take this concert on tour throughout the Northeast, a tradition started in 1936. Free parking will be available in the South Street Garage.

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018—3:00 pm

First Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle presents Mutual Agreement, an a cappella gospel sextet. A freewill offering will be received. Call (717) 249-3310 or go to Fine Arts at First at www.firstlutherancarlisle.org for information.

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018—4:00 pm

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 West Market Street, York presents the Wheatland Chorale Accessible Artistry Concert.  Free Admission.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018—12:15 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents Marcus Solemsky and Christopher Para, violin-viola duets in the Lenten Recital Series.

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018—7:00 pm

Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut St., Palmyra presents a.Taizé Service

 

Friday, April 6, 2018—7:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents organist Clara Gerdes in concert. A free-will offering will be received. Visit firstumchershey.org for details. Email music@firstumchershey or call (717) 533-9668 for information. This concert is co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. It is made possible in part through their Clapper-Frysinger Recital Fund.

 

Friday,  April 13, 2018—8:00 pm

Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd., Wyomissing presents the Wheatland Chorale Reflections Concert with special guest Ola Gjeilo. Ticketed event.

Saturday, April 14, 2018—4:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Orange Street, Lancaster  presents the FPC Chamber Choir Festival featuring the Wheatland Chorale.  Free Admission.

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018—7:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents the American Composers’ Choral Festival with Mark Hayes and a 175-voice choir conducted by renowned composer Mark Hayes. $10.

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018—4:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church, 140 E Orange Street, Lancaster presents the Wheatland Chorale Reflections Concert with special guest Ola Gjeilo. Ticketed event.

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018—4:00 pm

First Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle presents the Gettysburg Children's Choir and Chamber Chorale in concert. A freewill offering will be received. For information, call (717) 249-3310 or go toFine Arts at First at www.firstlutherancarlisle.org

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018—7:00 pm

Music By the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg presents The Bridge Ensemble, a Baltimore-based professional Chamber Choir. This performance will be presented as a free gift to the community. For information call 717-236-4059 or visit www.musicbytheriver.org.

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018—4:00 pm

Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey presents Concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to Derry Church  with an exciting recital of masterpieces by Mozart, Liszt, and Chopin, including favorites such as Chopin’s “Revolutionary” Etude, and Polonaise in A-flat major, the “Heroic.”  Mr. Pandolfi has performed concert tours throughout the United States and Canada, and across the globe to China and Europe. His performances have garnered critical acclaim throughout the world for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. 

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018—3:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents Harrisburg Choral Society and Orchestra, Jason Vodicka, conductor; contact Harrisburg Choral Society for ticket prices.

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018—7:00 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents and Organ Spectacular featuring Wanamaker organist Peter Richard Conte joined by organist and flugelhornist Andrew Ennis. Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens, and Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church in Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte is an internationally respected artist, praised by critics and audiences alike for his stunning technical facility matched with breathtaking musicianship, made known both through live performances as well as his many recordings. He will be joined by flugelhornist and organist Andrew Ennis for an exciting and engaging program, featuring such interesting transcriptions as Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, among others. This recital is a co-presentation of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and MAPS. Free parking will be available in the South Street Garage.  

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018—4:00 pm

Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg presents a Pentecost Organ Recital. Join the Cathedral Parish Principal Organist, Evan Brickner, for an afternoon concert on the Cathedral organ. The concert will feature compositions by Bach, Vierne, Durufle, and others celebrating the joy of Pentecost and the descent of the Holy Spirit.

 

Friday through Sunday, May 26-28, 2018

Music By the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg presents and Organ Marathon, concerts each day, every hour, on the hour for ARTSFEST. This performance will be presented as a free gift to the community. For information call 717-236-4059 or visit www.musicbytheriver.org.

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018—4:00 pm

Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg presents the Heritage Chorale of Lancaster. Based in Lancaster, PA, the Heritage Chorale, under the director of Barry Sawyer, strives to promote and preserve the choral art form through performance excellence. Their mission is to inspire listeners to a renewed appreciation of the rich and varied choral legacy that has been an integral part of our heritage. From madrigals to spirituals, all choral styles are represented. The repertoire includes both a capella and accompanied works based on the art of bel canto, which emphasizes purity of tone, contoured phrasing and vocal blend.

 

 

 

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