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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Upcoming Concerts at First Christian Church

2014-2015

*First Christian Church Concert Series - a free will offering will be taken

 

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 *September 7, 3:00 p.m.

Carol Wilson, organ recital

Works based on chorales and hymns from the Baroque to the present time

by Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger,        Ralph Vaughan Williams, Helmut Walcha, Paul Manz and Michael Burkhardt

in celebration of 25 years as organist at First Christian Church

and

J.S. Bach's -Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Paul Hindemith -Sonata II - 1st movement

Johann Christian Bach -Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello and Keyboard - 1st movement

Denis Bedard - Petite Suite for Organ Duet

Charles Marie Widor - Symphonie No. 5 - 1st movement

 

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*October 5, 3:00 p.m.

Air Force Academy Band - Academy Winds (woodwind quintet)

 

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 October 12, 2:30 p.m.

 Chamber Orchestra of the Springs   “Eroica!”

 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, Joseph Liu, Amateur Pianists International competition winner

 Mark Arnest - Ludlow: Four Scenes for Orchestra; Beethoven - Symphony No.3 in E-flat Major, op. 55, "Eroica"

719.633.3649 or http://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org for tickets

 

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*November 2, 3:00 p.m.

Fountain Creek Brass Band

 

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 November 9, 3:00 p.m.

Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale

directed by Kimberley Schultz

J.S. Bach's Magnificat and other numbers, accompanied by orchestra.

 

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 November 23, 2:30 p.m.

 Chamber Orchestra of the Springs   “Romance by Moonlight”

 Berlioz - Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet; Haydn - Symphony No. 8 in GMajor "Le soir" (evening);

 Berlioz - Les nuits d'ete (summer nights), Jennifer DeDomenici, mezzo-soprano;

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

 719.633.3649 or http://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org for tickets

 

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 *November 30, 7:00 p.m.

Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Chamber Singers from the Colorado Springs Chorale, with soloists, strings, trumpet, organ and harpsichord, directed by Kimberley Schultz

 

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December 6, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Conservatory will present two performances of the Gian Carlo Menotti's beloved Amahl and the Night Visitors.  No admission charge, but please bring a non-perishable food item for Care and Share.

 

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*January 18, 3:00 p.m.

Eric Wicks, organist with Elisa Wicks, violinist

 

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 February 1, 2:30 p.m.

 Chamber Orchestra of the Springs   “Legends”

 Ingrid Stölzel - Genius Loci: Spirit of Place; Schumann - Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra

 Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Joseph Klock, violin; Dvoƙák - Symphonic Variations

719.633.3649 or http://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org for tickets

 

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  *February 8, 3:00 p.m.

Chamber Music 

Annual chamber music program played by members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and friends - music for small ensembles of strings, woodwinds, brass with harp, harpsichord, piano or organ. 

 

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  March 1, 2:30 p.m.

 Chamber Orchestra of the Springs   “On the Edge”

 Anthony Davis - Notes from the Underground; Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G Minor

 C.P.E. Bach - Symphony in E Flat; Daugherty - Fire and Blood:Violin Concerto, Mark Fewer, violin

 719.633.3649 or http://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org for tickets

 

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 *March 22, 3:00 p.m.

Annual Bach Celebration Concert

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with David Artley, trumpet; chamber music, vocal cantata, solo works for organ, harpsichord, cello or violin, chorales for audience singing

 

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 April 19, 2:30 p.m.

 Chamber Orchestra of the Springs   “The Last Dance”

 de Falla - The Three-cornered Hat, Suite 1; Astor Piazzolla - Contemplacion y Danza, Emirhan Tuga, clarinet

 Bartók - Divertimento for String Orchestra (1939); W. Lutoslawski - Dance Preludes, Emirhan Tuga, clarinet

 Zoltan Kodaly    Dances of Galanta

 719.633.3649 or http://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org for tickets

 

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 *April 26, 3:00 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony,

directed by Kenneth Soper

with Carol Wilson, organ - Guilmant Symphony No. 1

 

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*May 17, 3:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs Flute Choir

directed by Karen Morsch

 

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 More information to come.....