Gratitude for Music Performances
Great performances in and out of worship service
(Posted February 26, 2016)
I have to thank Doug Hartline and his ensemble for their musical contributions to our worship service this past Sunday. They will return April 17 for our next Jazz Sunday worship service. I have heard that a few people have come into our sanctuary thinking that it is a jazz concert. No, it is our regular church service with a ‘jazzy’ influence of the hymns, prelude, anthem and postlude.
This past Sunday afternoon, those in attendance were treated to a wonderful guitar concert by Levon Ofgang. It was a nice blend of musical genres as well as informative. The bagpipes, played by his brother, Jesse, culminated what we referred to as a ‘Classical Guitar and Beyond...’ concert.
March 13, is the date of our next “Rising Artists Concert Series,” which begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. Cyrus von Hochstetter will be the musical artist. He is a jazz pianist who also composes. The concert will be titled ‘Jazz piano and Beyond.’ This should be an upbeat concert. He is planning to bring another instrumentalist with him that should make this another terrific concert. (Who is Cyrus von Hochstetter? Meet Cyrus and his music in this five minute video.)
Before the concert on March 13th church members are invited to gather at Rosie’s Tomorrow for lunch. Afterwards it would be nice to attend the Jazz Concert at our church. Please let the office know if you are planning to attend the luncheon as reservations are necessary.
This Sunday afternoon (February 28), Danbury Music Centre’s chorus and orchestra are performing at 3 p.m. at the VPAC - Visual and Performing Arts Center on Western CT West campus. Tim Koch, who has a small solo, will be participating along with Stephen Dickson, Heidi Palmer and me. Go to their website to see the program DMC@danburymusiccentre.org.
Peace through music, Jim Moriarty