Bach Loved Vibraphones!
Can you imagine the great Johann Sebastian Bach sitting in his music room in Leipzig scratching his forehead and wondering how exactly the second movement of Sonata No. 1 for violin would sound on an American vibraphone?
The program that Jeff Pines offered on September 27th in our church sparked many such imaginary thoughts. It was of special value to the children from the Livingston Avenue Middle School in New Brunswick, who have become regular guests at our lunchtime recitals.
Vibraphones are regular instruments of many high school bands, but they are rarely seen in an environment like our stately Randolph Room. Much less are they used for baroque music! Our concert helped, therefore, to build a bridge between two worlds. Is this not what “church” is all about?
Our dedicated volunteers have made this possible, as did a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, administered through the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Bell Choir rehearsals will be held after church on Sunday, Nov. 5th and 12th, with playing on Sunday, Nov. 19th. For more information, contact Margaret Coakley or Janet Waanders.