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Friends of Music at Grace is excited to announce the following special concerts and services planned for the 2019-2020 program year.
These special performances are made possible by general gifts to the Friends of Music program. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Music, contact Will Gotmer or make a gift online.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Caroline Robinson is a rising star in the organ world. Currently a doctoral candidate in the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music, she maintains an active performance schedule across the US and Europe. She is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and holds first and second place titles in national and international organ competitions. A festive reception will follow in the parish hall.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM
The parish choir, accompanied by a chamber ensemble, will present Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem. The work was commissioned in 2008 and has received countless performances since then, making it one of Goodall’s most popular choral compositions. Like Fauré’s Requiem, Goodall’s interpretation centers on those who are grieving rather than the salvation of the departed. A short service of remembrance with the reading of names and prayer will begin the concert.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019 AT 6:00 PM
This beautiful service, and Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and congregation.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Join Kinnara for an exploration of the music from The Baltics, Scandinavia, and Iceland. Featuring works by Rautavaara, Mäntyjärvi, Thorvaldsdottir, Kreek, and Pärt. 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.
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM
The Bulldog Brass Society is the premier graduate brass quintet at the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs were created in the fall of 1996 by Frederick Mills, founding member of the Canadian Brass and professor of trumpet at the Hodgson School until his passing in 2009. The ensemble is one of the most active student chamber groups on campus, and performs repertoire ranging from Bach to 20th Century works throughout the US and Europe.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM
The parish choir will offer a service of sung Evensong to honor the Feast of St. Patrick, fifth-century missionary and bishop in Ireland. A pre-service organ recital will begin at 5:30 PM.