Worship Schedule

Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
nave & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
nave & online: Facebook/website
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Compline
online: Zoom
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist
chapel

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Grace focuses on the spiritual development and formation of adults, youth and children and offers several educational opportunities. Sunday morning classes are held between worship services at 9:30 a.m.

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The Grace Church nave is located at the corner of Washington Street and Boulevard in Gainesville, Georgia.

The parish office, open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, is located at 422 Brenau Avenue. Come to the red door that faces Brenau Avenue and ring the bell for access.

Mailing Address: 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-536-0126

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Kinnara

cancelled

1/15/22 Update: The concert has been cancelled due to snow and ice in the forecast for Gainesville and the surrounding counties. 

 

Kinnara returns to Grace Church on Sunday, January 16 at 6:00 PM. Concert admission is free; doors open at 5:30 PM. The performance will also be livestreamed.

Comprising some of the finest ensemble and solo singers in the country, Kinnara is one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs. Under the direction of J.D. Burnett, who also serves as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, the choir performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. Grace Church has enjoyed hosting their concerts on several previous occasions.

In early 2020, Kinnara commissioned American composer Heather Gilligan to write a ~25 minute long multi-movement work, Southern Dissonance: Portraits for a New South, for four singers and percussion. Drawing texts from famous Georgian civil rights activists, including MLK, Alice Walker, John Lewis, Jimmy Carter, and Stacey Abrams, with an opening text by Langston Hughes, this work compactly and impactfully comments on the social issues facing the current and new America.

Of the work, Gilligan writes “This work is about progress and persistence, about standing firm. Uniting texts by a variety of writers and political figures from the Civil Rights Movement to present day, it weaves together themes that are as relevant now as they were then.”

The work will be premiered in concert alongside David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize Award-winning composition, the little match girl passion, based on the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen story, “The Little Match Girl”. Influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion (1727), the work won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2008. In 2019, writers of The Guardian ranked the little match girl passion the 15th greatest work of classical music since 2000, with Andrew Clements calling it “one of the most original vocal works of recent times. Extracts from Andersen’s story and from St Matthew’s gospel are interleaved with closely woven vocal writing, that is […] often comfortingly tonal and hauntingly affecting.”

Kinnara performed the little match girl passion to two sold-out houses in Atlanta at the end of 2019 prior to the pandemic, noted as “breathtakingly beautiful” by The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

 

This program is part of the Grace Church Friends of Music  2021-2022 concert series.

 

Things to Know

Masks to Support Communal Well-Being

At this time, Grace Church asks everyone to wear masks when gathered in groups in the building. Masks are available if you don’t have your own.

Location, Parking, Wayfinding

Grace Church is located at the corner of Boulevard NE and Washington St SE in Gainesville. map

Parking is available in two lots located off Brenau Avenue, with handicap spaces in the lot at the corner of Brenau Avenue and Boulevard. Free street parking is also available. We encourage you to arrive early.

You may enter through the main church doors facing Boulevard (directly under the bell tower), though our St. Francis Garden (handicap accessible) at the corner of the Brenau/Boulevard corner parking lot, or via the small stairway at Washington Street. Click here for an interactive map of parking and entrances.

Greeters and ushers will be available to welcome you to Grace Church, offer assistance, and answer any questions you may have.

For Your Comfort

Assistive listening devices are available for those who are hearing-impaired. There are also cushions available to make the wooden pews a bit more comfortable. Please ask an usher.

Please give us a call at 770-536-0126 if there are questions we can answer about the Kinnara concert at Grace Church!