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Saturday, July 21, 2018—4:30 pm
Mater Dei Latin Mass Community at St. Lawrence Church, 110 State Street, Harrisburg, presents organist Patrick Torsell in a recital of organ works by Bach, Kellner, Widor, Franck, and Dubois, performed on the 28-rank Felgemaker/Brunner organ. Admission is free, but a free-will collection will be taken to support continuing efforts in the parish, including its growing music program.
Sunday, August 5, 2018—3:00 pm
Christ United Church of Christ, 247 South Market Street, Elizabethtown presents Sweet Ember in a free concert of rock, funk, and punk. Sweet Ember brings their energetic vocals and music to Christ Church as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series. This free concert will take place outdoors. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food from Hoss's Sea and Steak, who will be on hand following the concert.
Saturday, August 18, 2018—7:00 pm
Christ United Church of Christ, 247 South Market Street, Elizabethtown presents pianist Jim Hendricks in a free concert. Hendricks grabbed the attention of musicians and family members as a young child with the uncanny ability to play anything he heard on records and memorize any printed music that came across the piano. While still in grammar school, Jim was able to transcribe by ear complex harmonies and melodies – without the use of a piano. He continued intensive musical studies and was considered a professional as a teenager. After high school, Jim performed with such legends as Dave Brubeck (piano duets), Della Reese, Rita Moreno, Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, Jack Jones, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, John Davidson, Jon Faddis, and many others. He also competed in numerous international piano competitions, was a featured orchestral soloist performing the piano music of Rachmaninoff, and was granted a music professorship by the age of twenty-five. While he was on tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra (the band still continues its concert tours since Miller’s death in the War), Jim felt a very strong call from the Lord to use his musical gifts for the glory of God. Already being a dedicated Christian for many years, he knew it was time to follow his calling into Christian ministry. Since then, Jim has performed more than 1,300 Christian piano concerts in churches all across the land, including several appearances at the former Crystal Cathedral. He has made fourteen piano recordings, performed on ABC, CBS, TBN and PAX, authored the book Contemporary Arrangements for Today’s Church Pianist, and been featured in Clavier piano journal. The Lord has greatly blessed his decision to bring glory to Christ through music.
Sunday, August 26, 2018—7:00 pm
Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut Street, Palmyra presents Re-Creation in Concert. Re-Creation is a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music. The group typically consists of eight singers and one or two technicians. Founded in 1976 to provide entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States, Re-Creation has also appeared in churches of all denominations, at some of the nation's most prestigious fairs and festivals, at local, regional, state and national corporation banquets and conventions, and at major resort areas. Civic clubs, fraternal groups, schools, and public and private organizations now keep Re-Creation booked for more than 300 concerts each year in all 50 states. The sacred program is designed as a worship service and features both traditional and contemporary styles, sing-a-long hymns and children’s songs, dramatic works and original music. This year's program, “Classic: The Worship Suite” is a live worship experience unlike any other! Dynamic vocal blend combined with a lively, yet sensitive state- of-the-art sound...Tasteful, appropriate presentation...Light staging / Fun elements...Congregational participation...Biblically referenced songs! The public is invited to attend the concert. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received.
Sunday, September 9, 2018—2:30 pm
Nicarry Meetinghouse of Cross Keys Village—The Brethren Home Community at 2990 Carlisle Pike in New Oxford presents organist Brian Rotz in recital on the 1869 one manual George Jardine (NY) tracker action organ rebuilt in 1983 by Brunner & Associates. Free-will offerings will be accepted and refreshments will be served.
Sunday, September 30, 2018—3:00 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Middletown presents Allegro con Fuoco, keyboard duo concert featuring Tyler Canonico and Jordan Markham.
Sunday, October 14, 2018—2:30 pm
Nicarry Meetinghouse of Cross Keys Village—The Brethren Home Community at 2990 Carlisle Pike in New Oxford presents organist Michael Britt in recital on the 1869 one manual George Jardine (NY) tracker action organ rebuilt in 1983 by Brunner & Associates. Free-will offerings will be accepted and refreshments will be served.