FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONCERT SERIES
Upcoming Concerts 2013-2014
*free will offering
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*May 4, 3:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony, directed by Ken Soper
Robert Jager - Esprit de Corps
Gabriel Faure - Pavane
Claude Debussy - The Engulfed Cathedral
Alexandre Guilmant - Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra
with Carol Wilson, organist
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Procession Of The Nobles
Fred Allen - They Led My Lord Away
Fischer Tull - March For Tripod
Alfred Reed - El Camino Real
John Philip Sousa - Hands Across The Sea (encore)
Kenneth P. Soper earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in French Horn Performance from the Mannes College of Music and a Master of Music Education Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, both in New York City. While in New York, he performed with the Stuttgart Ballet Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of New York, the Harkness Ballet Orchestra and the Nassau Symphony Orchestra. For ten years he was principal French Horn of the American Concert Band. From 1989 through 1998, Mr. Soper served as Director of Brass Studies and conductor of the Symphonic Winds at Long Island University, C.W, Post Campus. He was appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Atlantic Wind Symphony in September of 1987. He held that position until he retired in 2006. He currently performs with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Wind Ensemble.
An avid music arranger, Mr. Soper has completed more than fifty works for brass ensemble and several major works for concert band. His selections are published by the Neil Kjos Music Publishing Company and the Grand Mesa Music Publishers. He was an active music educator for thirty-five years and retains his membership in the Music Educators National Conference and the New York State Music Educators Association. He is a past president of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education and the Suffolk County Music Educators Association. His conducting career includes performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
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Hot Summer Nights - Music on the Labyrinth
Outdoor programs on the Labyrinth - summer Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
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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 its 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…"