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Saturday, October 21, 2017— 9:00 am

Saint Luke Episcopal Church, 22 South Sixth Street, Lebanon presents a Liturgical Training Day with David Hurd, Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City – 9 AM-3PM. Keynote Address, Choral and Organ sessions. Further details at www.stlukeslebanon.org.

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017—3:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey presents the Svyati Duo (organ and cello) in concert. A free-will offering will be received. Visit firstumchershey.org for details. Email music@firstumchershey or call (717) 533-9668 for information.

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017—3:00 pm

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Church at Spring & Union Streets, Middletown presents its 250th Anniversary Festival Concert.  An Anniversary Community Choir, the Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir, and past organists will be performing. Directing the choir or playing the organ, along with our current Cantor, Joyce Gerstenlauer, will be  Janice Mills, Shirley Newhart, Herb Fowler, The Rev. Elaine Dent, David Binkley and Dr. Robert Lau.  The concert is free. The featured choral piece will be a newly commissioned anniversary choral anthem, composed by Dr. Robert Lau. 

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017—4:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents Reformation 500: The Church’s Journey in Art and Song, A multimedia event with area Choirs and orchestra. Free. (See article on page 4)

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017—4:00 pm

Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg presents the Aspire Chamber Choir comprised of Anabaptist singers from the Lancaster and Lebanon area, the Aspire Chamber Choir seeks to glorify God through the art of singing. Having received a rich musical heritage, they desire to share the beauty of God’s creation of music with classic and contemporary choral works.

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — 6:00 pm

Saint Luke Episcopal Church, 22 South Sixth Street, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong at 6 PM and Organ Recital at 7 PM by David Hurd, Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City.  Free-will offering.

 

Friday, October 27, 2017—7:30 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents “Sound the Trumpet!” featuring the Philadelphia Brass, one of the world’s leading brass quintets, presents a diverse program of music ranging from J.S. Bach to Duke Ellington. Composer Daniel Pinkham praises them as “the most artistic brass quintet before the public today” and the International Trumpet Guild Journal heralds their performances as being “full, stylistically impeccable, and well-balanced, showing of consummate technical ability…sounding incredibly effortless…always musical.” Free parking will be available in the South Street Garage.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017—7:00 pm

Music By the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg presents "And did the world with devils swarm" by Hollis Thoms. A chamber orchestra will play other selections by Bach and  Thoms. This performance will be presented as a free gift to the community. For information call (717) 236-4059 or visit www.musicbytheriver.org.

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017—3:00 pm

First Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle presents the Celtic and Folk band, Rizzetta's Tones. A freewill offering will be received. For information call (717) 249-3310 or go to Fine Arts at First at www.firstlutherancarlisle.org.

 

Friday, November 10, 2017—7:30 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents “Uno + One” featuring NYC-based early music ensemble TENET, one of the country’s preeminent early music ensembles, based in New York City. The Boston Globe hails their artistry as having “an uncanny degree of precision.” They have been praised for performances of classics by composers such as Monteverdi as well as modern repertoire such as premieres of the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. They perform frequently at Carnegie Hall, as well as venues throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Free parking will be available in the South Street Garage.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017—2:00 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents Bruckner and Beyond featuring Central PA Oratorio Singers, one of the community’s leading choral ensembles. Founded in 1996, the group has grown to over 50 singers, ranging from business professionals to professional musicians. Under the leadership of Brett A. Terry, artistic director and conductor, CPOS has recently become an Ensemble in Residence at Pine Street Church. The program will include Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, and more, all with a marvelous wind ensemble. Buy tickets at the door, from a member of CPOS, or by visiting pinestreet.eventbrite.com.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017—4:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents Seraph Brass, A dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Free.

 

Friday, December 1, 2017—7:00 pm

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road
Lancaster presents the Hershey Handbell Ensemble in concert. For information call (717) 298-7071 or visit
hersheyhandbellsensemble.org.

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017—7:00 pm

Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 140 North Beaver Street, York presents the Hershey Handbell Ensemble in concert. For information call (717) 298-7071 or visit hersheyhandbellsensemble.org.

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017—7:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents the Harrisburg Singers: Holiday! Susan Solomon Beckley, conductor; Timothy Koch, accompanist; contact Harrisburg Singers for ticket prices. www.theharrisburgsingers.org/tickets/

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017—3:00 pm

St Edward Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster presents the Hershey Handbell Ensemble in concert. For information call (717) 298-7071 or visit
hersheyhandbellsensemble.org.

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017 — 6:00 pm

Saint Luke Episcopal Church, 22 South Sixth Street, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong and Part I of Handel’s Messiah sung by the St. Luke’s Festival Choir.  Free-will offering.

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017—2:00 pm

Music By the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg presents The Bach Choir of Baltimore and its Baroque Orchestra and superb soloists will return to St. Stephen's to perform George Frideric Handel's beloved Messiah.  A festive tea will follow the performance. Tickets: $25 For information call 717-236-4059 or visit www.musicbytheriver.org.

 

Sunday, December 10, 2017—4:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents Christmas at Trinity Choirs, orchestra and bells; Timothy Koch, conductor. Free.         

Sunday, December 17, 2017—10:00 am

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents “A Festival of Carols” features 20 carols sung by our Chancel Choir singing Joseph Martin’s inspired new setting “overflowing with tuneful praise,” including Once in Royal David’s City; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Of the Father's Love Begotten; Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Silent Night; In Dulci Jubilo; Angels We Have Heard on High and many more! A festive Christmas Tea will follow the service.

 

Sunday, December 17, 2017—4:00 pm

Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg presents “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. In this service, we listen to nine Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol, anthem, or hymn celebrating the Advent and Christmas seasons.

 

December 17, 2017 — 6:00 pm

Saint Luke Episcopal Church, 22 South Sixth Street, Lebanon presents a “Home for the Holidays” concert by the Eaken Trio (piano, violin, cello).  Free-will offering.

 

Sunday, December 24, 2017—11:00 pm

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North Third Street, Harrisburg presents “Christmas from Around the World” candlelight service. Pine Street’s Chancel Choir will lead the popular candlelight Christmas Eve service, featuring music from across the Christian tradition, including selections from the Orthodox Slavonic, Germanic, French, and other repertoires, reminding us of the world-wide celebration of Christmas. Holy Communion will be served. All are welcome.

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018—4:00 pm

Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg presents a Twelfth Night Choral Festival. The Feast of the Epiphany, which saw the Three Magi present gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh to the infant in the manger is traditionally celebrated twelve days following Christmas. This Epiphany, we join the Diocesan Schola, the Cathedral Choir and several area church choirs in a Festival of Choral Music for the Christmas season.

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018—6:00 pm

Saint Luke Episcopal Church, 22 South Sixth Street, Lebanon presents a Choral Evensong at 6 PM and Organ Recital at 7 PM by Theodore Davis, Organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Baltimore. Free-will offering.

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018—7:00 pm

Music By the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg presents Bach’s Best—Instrumental Concert. Tickets: $20. For information call 717-236-4059 or visit www.musicbytheriver.org.

 

Monday, February 5, 2018—7:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill presents THhe Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and Junior Strings with Greg Woodbridge and Krista Kriel, conductors. Free.       

  

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, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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, 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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