Annual Music Series

THE 42ND FALL-CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND FINE ART SERIES
2016-2017

Our music and fine arts series continues to make a special contribution to the religious and cultural life of the Greensburg area.

The offerings for the first part of the season include the following:

Sunday, October 23 at 4 P.M. ORGAN CONCERT by the organ students of Seton Hill University and the First Presbyterian Church Organ Scholars.

Sunday, November 6 at 4 P.M. ALBERT CHARLES BOWERS, ORGANIST, IN RECITAL. “Chaz” is Organist and Director of Music at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Mount Lebanon, and is an Adjunct Instructor of Organ and Sacred Music at Seton Hill University. This is the annual grant recital sponsored by the Seton Hill University Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Suggested Donation is $10.

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 P.M. THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT with the Westmoreland Choral Society and the Westmoreland Children’s Chorus, Thomas Octave and Cameron Pampus, Directors and Nancy Sheehan, Michael Long, and Josie Merlino, Accompanists. Visit Westmoreland Choral Society Website for Tickets or purchase them at the door.

Sunday, December 11 at the 10 A.M. Service. Intergenerational Chancel Drama LIGHT OF THE WORLD by Mark Patterson, which is presented by the combined choirs and instrumentalists. Through narration, drama, and song, choristers of all ages share how Jesus came to be the “Light of the World” over 2000 years ago.

Saturday, December 24 at 11 P.M. THE FIFTY-SECOND FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS patterned after the carol service made so popular by King’s College, Cambridge, England. Instrumentalists, Kirk Handbell Ringers, Choirs, and Readers. Choral music to be heard will include Joseph Haydn’s “Gloria in Excelsis” from the Heiligmesse, See Amid the Winter’s Snow, arranged by David Willcocks, A Christmas Blessing by Philip Stopford, and Stuart Forsters’ new arrangement of God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen.  Traditional formation of a Cross at the end of the Festival.

COMING ON THE SECOND HALF OF THE SERIES
SPRING 2017

TO BE ANNOUNCED

March program on the architect of First Presbyterian Church, Ralph Adams Cram, the Medieval Modernist, and the extraordinary stained glass windows of Charles Connick—presented by David McMunn, historian and church member.

March program by Crystal Stryker, Soprano and Marc Tourre, Bass Baritone with Edgar Highberger as Accompanist.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 P.M. A SERVICE OF TENEBRAE, as presented by the Westmoreland Choral Society.

Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 P.M. XENIA YELOVICH, ORGANIST
Xenia plays her Seton Hill University Senior Recital.