First Christian Church 

Concert Series Ministry

 

The purpose of the Concert Series Ministry is to create a spiritually enriching experience through the power of music in traditional and emerging forms. This ministry is part of our vision and mission statement: to “act out our gifts in joyful Christian service…radical in hospitality, outrageous in generosity and joyful in service to God and neighbor…"

  

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         First Christian Church 

Concert Series

 *free will offering

 

 

*September 13, 3:00 p.m.

  Gerald Miller, cello

Carol Wilson, piano

 

Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello

Sergei Prokofiev ~ Sonata in C for Cello and Piano

 Johannes Brahms ~ Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano

Alfredo Piatti ~ Two Caprices op. 25

 

Gerald Miller      

     Gerald Miller started playing cello at the age of eight in California, and played with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen International Summer Music Camp. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Gerald has been the principal cellist with the Fresno Philharmonic for nearly two decades, is a full-time member of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and is principal cellist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. He has performed with several other orchestras as principal or section cellist in California, and has been a performing member of the Bear Valley Music Festival and the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival in Santa Cruz. Gerald’s solo career has taken him around the world. In France, he was invited to perform J.S. Bach’s Solo Suites for Cello in several venues in Strasbourg. He has also performed in Switzerland, Germany, India and Japan.  In addition to his performing career, he has an active cello studio and has been a cello instructor at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California and at the Colorado State University School of Music in Pueblo, Colorado. He also instructs cello students from the Colorado College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

 Carol wilson 

        Carol Wilson is the organist at First Christian Church in Colorado Springs.  She received a Bachelor of Music degree in organ and piano performance from Colorado State University in 1973 and a Master of Music degree, also in organ and piano performance, at the University of Kansas in 1989.  While in Kansas, she taught organ and piano at Ottawa University and was university organist.  In addition to playing at First Christian Church, Carol teaches piano and organ, is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado College, accompanies in the community, manages the First Christian Church concert series, and is an active performer on organ and piano.  She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association. 

 

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 *October 18, 3:00 p.m.

Colorado Brass Arts Ensemble

 

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 October 25, 3:00 p.m.

The Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale

directed by Kimberley Schultz

 

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                     *November 1, 3:00 p.m.

 Little London Winds

 

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*November 29, 7:00 p.m.

Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Directed by Kimberley Schultz

with

The Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale

Strings, trumpet, harpsichord and organ

 

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December 5, times TBA

 Amahl and the Night Visitors

directed by Linda Weiss

Colorado Springs Conservatory

 

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*December 13, time TBA

Kantorei, Chamber Choir

 

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*February 7, 3:00 p.m.

Annual Chamber Music Program

 

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March 19, 7:00 p.m.

All-Bach Organ Concert

Members of the American Guild of Organists

 

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 *March 20, 3:00 p.m.

Annual Bach Celebration Concert

 

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*May 15, 3:00 p.m.

 Pikes Peak Ringers

directed by Kevin McChesney

 

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