Our Music: Concerts at First Church Danbury
(Posted October 19, 2018)
Because the next few Sundays are our annual Stewardship Drive Sundays, the anthems for those Sundays will relate to the faith of our church as a family and the responsibilities we share.
This fall several concerts are scheduled in our beautiful sanctuary. I am listing all of them so you can mark your calendars well in advance to help with your Holiday plans. I also want to mention that November’s Jazz Sunday is scheduled for November 11 – the second Sunday of the month and the final Sunday of our stewardship Sunday.
Concerts at First Congregational Church of Danbury
Nov. 3 – The Danbury Music Concert Chorus will present an evening of songs related to love in varying genres – some of which are quite comical. Several selections are written for 4 handed piano, and one with a fifth added! Several a cappella selections will round out this evening of fine and fun music. The concert begins at 7:30. Donations will be taken at the door.
Nov. 18 – Our Annual Thanksgiving morning service. In the afternoon The Master Chorale directed by Tina Heinrich will present their Annual Holiday Concert beginning at 3pm. Our sanctuary is usually filled for this concert which cost $25.
Dec. 2 – The Children’s Community Chorus, direct by Patricia Moriarty will present their Winter Concert at 3pm. This year, the chorus in full costumes, will be singing and moving to several selections from the Nutcracker. Other selections will round out what has become a very special popular children’s concert free to the public.
Dec. 8 – Doug Hartline and friends will present the most unique Holiday concert of its type in our surrounding areas. You might call it light jazz, or contemporary arrangements of seasonal music which will include vibraphone, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals to make for a terrific unique experience. YOU must include in your Holiday plans this date. Additional information coming soon.
Dec. 15 – The Annual performance of the Messiah presented by the Danbury Music Centre will feature 80 voices and over 20 instruments. The performance beginning at 3pm will be held in our wonderful sanctuary. In the past this performance has filled our sanctuary - both balcony and downstairs. And it is free, although a donation will be requested.
And of course for Advent and Christmas Eve, there will always be special music, special arrangements of favorite carols and new selections sung by our soloists and chancel choir.
Yes, these things may sound a little early, but our Stewardship Drive, Thanksgiving and Advent are about to happen! So lock in these dates.
Peace and Joy through Music, Jim Moriarty