Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Young Organist Collaborative Recital

Young Organist Collaborative - Annual Student Recital

Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church
43 Pine Street, Exeter, NH

Dear Friends,
My colleague, Meg Harper, writes to inform us of a great upcoming concert.  The Young Organist Collaborative (YOC), a program that teaches young people to play the organ, has its annual recital coming up on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

The YOC is a similar model to that of the Young Organists Initiative, the Boston program that has supported the organ studies of Jett Sayess, Olivia Hauck, Sara Francis, Everest Crawford, and others.
Come hear students play the pieces they've been working on all year!  You may be surprised to hear such excellent playing from these young hands (and feet!) on the three-manual Liveley-Fulcher organ at Christ Church.  From soft, colorful adagios to bold and tempestuous fireworks, there's something from every style.  It's bound to be an afternoon of great music-making on the organ, the king of instruments!
Viva la Musica,
Kathleen Adams

Lyricora returns to the Annisquam Village Church!


Let My Love Be Heard
May 6, 4:00 pm
Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington St., Gloucester MA 01930

Lyricora presents its Spring 2018 concert series, Let My Love Be Heard, on Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm in Newburyport, MA; Saturday, May 5, 4:00 pm in Chatham, MA; and Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm in Gloucester, MA.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Available at the door or online at:  www.brownpapertickets.com

For additional venue details and to purchase tickets, visit Lyricora's website at www.lyricora.org.

Lyricora explores the many facets of love across the ages, from the lively madrigals of the Renaissance to the lush and ethereal harmonies of the 21stCentury. This concert will feature selections by Lauridsen, Paulus, Runestad, Morley, and others. We hope you’ll join us to help celebrate the season of love! Lyricora is a Boston area ensemble dedicated to engaging, educating and entertaining audiences through performances of the highest caliber. The ensemble strives to integrate New England’s rich historical tradition of choral music with new directions in contemporary literature. In concert, Lyricora is dedicated to bridging the gap between listener and performer – presenting programs that are accessible to today’s audiences while maintaining artistic expression and performance.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'The Fisk Connection,' Gloucester Organists perform

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation hosts a performance by six local organists on Saturday, April 14 first half in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Middle and Church Street and the second half next door in St. John’s Episcopal Church. Doors open at 7:00pm; come early for the best seats. The performers are Kathleen Adams, Frances Conover Fitch, Carl Klein, Michael Kraft, Mark Nelson, and Robert Wech. Each one is connected to the work of the late Charles B. Fisk, whose firm located in Magnolia is world-renowned for superb pipe organs in churches, universities and concert halls. The concert will be narrated by Charles Nazarian describing the connection of the players to Fisk, history of the two remarkable instruments, and information about how the pipe organ sounds. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm https://gloucestermeetinghouse.org/event/2018-04-14-the-fisk-connection-gloucester-organists-perform?utm_source=GMF+Contacts&utm_campaign=0484fdbd03-Music_on_Meetinghouse_Green_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e3175daa6-0484fdbd03-128419765