Music Notes – October, 2012

This fall is looking to be an exciting time at First Reformed Church. We have many musical events to present to the community, and we hope you can share our joy as we make music in our historic sanctuary. The dates of our next three lunchtime recitals are October 10, October 24, and November 14. These recitals are free, and lunch is provided every time!

Our evening concert series will continue on the evening of October 12, in which Jahee Bae will play a solo piano program on our Steinway in the sanctuary. Then, on November 18, Sean Price will present a program on our Willard Martin harpsichord. Finally, on December 9, I will be joined by pianist Lachlan Glen in a recital featuring Franz Schubert’s famous song cycle Die schöne Müllerin (op. 25, D. 795). Please join us for as many of these evening concerts as you can. The price you pay at the door will help to support the music program at First Reformed Church, aimed to enrich and enliven the praise of God on Sunday mornings and during all other times of worship.

If you would like to get involved in the music program, there are many ways you can contribute. You can play in the bell choir, which rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:50am. Or, you can join the adult choir, which sings every Sunday and rehearses on Wednesday evenings. If you know any children who want to get involved or who want an enriching musical experience, consider the Rainbow Children’s Choir, which will begin to prepare music for the Interfaith Thanksgiving service in November.

Talk to me if you have any questions about music at First Reformed Church.

“Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens…
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding symbols.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
(Psalm 150)

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