Category Archives: Music

Best Kept Secret: Our Lunchtime Series

The accompanying pictures are from two recitals: One on October 7 with Ruotao Mao from China playing the violin, accompanied on the piano by Tatyana Kebuladze from the Ukraine; the other on October 21 with Ena Bronstein Barton from Chile and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer from the United States.
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Lunchtime Recital

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Interfaith Thanksgiving

This year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving will be hosted by Christ Episcopal Church. It promises to be another great service within our interfaith tradition here in New Brunswick. The sermon will be delivered by Rabbi Dr. Bennett Miller, the Senior Rabbi at … Continue reading

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Please support Crossroads Concert – Nov. 1 at 4:00 pm

Please visit http://firstreformedchurch.net/aspiritualcrossroads/ to purchase tickets and find out more information. FYI, the money for your ticket will come directly back to us, so this is also a fundraiser concert for our church. If you are uncomfortable with purchasing tickets online, simply give me a call or email me and I can mail you one or give it to you in person. Continue reading

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Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series

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Music Notes

here are many ways which you can volunteer for the emerging music ministry at First Reformed Church. You can play with the bell choir, which is an opportunity to have fun with our small group and learn how to read music in a simple and accessible way. Rehearsals are every Sunday at 9:50am. You could sing with the adult choir; the adult choir sings music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. We have rehearsals every Wednesday at 7:00pm except the first Wednesday of the month, and on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. The first choir rehearsal this year will be on Wednesday, September 9. Also, if you know a child who is in grade 3 or older, he or she is welcome to sing with the Rainbow Children’s Choir. We are already lining up performances for this year and it’s always so rewarding to see the enthusiasm of children who participate.
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Music Notes

As the choir goes on break for the summer, let us reflect on the wonderful year of worship music we’ve had a First Reformed Church. Working with the limitations of the Fellowship Hall, the choir stepped up to the plate on Christmas Eve and Easter and really delivered us sublime music to worship God. Working tirelessly week in and week out, rehearsals brought us closer together and we learned many wonderful new pieces of music, from the 15th century all the way to the 21st. We sang in many languages, and enjoyed the company of such wonderful composers as Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Bell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, and others. Continue reading

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