Another Beautiful Lunchtime Recital

On March 20, 2013 we had another full house for our lunchtime recital. Seventy-five had come to listen to the Sky Lark String Quartet taking us on a musical journey from the Baroque to the early days of Jazz.

It was especially noteworthy that we had a class of third-grade students from the Livingston School with us. Their teacher Agnes Crespo has supported our series for years. Now she wants to rotate the attendance of her classes at the recitals, so that students from each grade level will have a chance to come. We hope that this will increase the impact of our series.

We were also pleased to have so many residents of the Spring Hills Assisted Living Center in Somerset with us. As always, the group was led by Ms. Edna Latorre.

A word about the extraordinary background of our musicians: Mr. Dezheng Ping, the former concertmaster of the China National Symphony Orchestra, played one of the violins. The other violin was played by Ms. Hyun Soo Lim, who has played with the Seoul Symphony. Ms. Emily Muller, a member of the Princeton Symphony, played viola. The cello was played by Ms. Carol Redfield Vizzini, the former principal cellist of the New Philharmonic and the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea.

About Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

Hartmut Kramer-Mills, a native of Jena, Germany, began his theological education at Heidelberg University. After the Middle Exam in 1986 he received a scholarship from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from McCormick with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He graduated from Marburg University in Germany with the Ecclesiastical Exam in 1990, and received a Dr. theol. from Greifswald University, Germany, in 1997. From 1990 to 1991 he was vicar at St. Wenzel in Naumburg, Germany. He was ordained minister of word and sacrament in 1993 through the Protestant Church of the Church Province of Saxony. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant pastor in Stoessen, Goerschen, and Rathewitz, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer for Church History at Erfurt College in Germany. From 1999 to 2000 he served the Spotswood Reformed Church in New Jersey as interim pastor. Since 2000 he and his wife serve the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as co-pastors.
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