Special services and concerts

Our Music Ministry offers special worship services and concert series in our Sanctuary throughout the year. Check back later this summer for more about 2017-2018 concerts.

 

À la carte Sept. 21

À la carte opens its second season at 7:30 pm in our Sanctuary Thursday, Sept. 21.

Guest artists include Tango duo Lorena Guillén and Alejandro Rutty; emerging composer Richard Langellotti; music by Bach, Grieg, Langelotti, Mitchell, and more.

Performers include: Clara O’Brien, mezzo-soprano; Ashley Barret, oboe; Kelly Burke, clarinet; Abigail Pack, horn; Stephanie Ezerman, violin; Wendy Rawls, violin; Scott Rawls, viola; Alexander Ezerman, cello; Stephen Landis, bass; Susan Bates, piano and harpsichord; and Baron Tymas, guitar.

What is À la carte?

À la carte seeks to promote musical selections not often heard, mixing styles and genres under the belief that all well-crafted music is valuable and worthy of presentation to the curious public. At an À la carte concert, expect something old (early music), something new (premieres!), something borrowed (world music) or something blue (Jazz and popular music).

À la carte is directed by Clara O’Brien, internationally recognized mezzo-soprano and UNCG professor of voice, and Dr. Lance Hulme, professor of music at North Carolina Central University and prize-winning composer with many international performances to his credit. 

Together with Prof. O’Brien and Dr. Hulme, À la carte draws on the finest professional performers from the Triad area and beyond.  We also promote emerging artists who are of the highest quality. Rest of season: Feb. 1, 2018, 7:30 pm, and April 19, 2018, 7:30 pm.

A Little Advent Music

Our annual Advent music series begins Sunday, Dec. 3, with a Ceremony of Carols in the Sanctuary.

On Dec. 10, the series features the choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

The series concludes Dec. 17 with our anual Festival of Lessons and Carols.

All services begin at 5 pm in the Sanctuary. We will receive a special offering for the Music Fund during each service.