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Lunchtime Recitals as Ministry

We just completed another highly successful season of our well-tried Lunchtime Recital Series. The pictures show Janet Waanders, the main organizer of the series, and Maureen Hurd Hause, the clarinet player of the concert on May 4. Why is this … Continue reading

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Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series

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Full House for Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

Lunchtime Recital No. 2 this season was blessed with a full house! Nursing home and rehab center residents of the two Chelsea’s in Monroe and East Brunswick had joined with residents from Summerhill in Old Bridge and a large class of third graders from Livingston Elementary School. There were also quite a number of individual attendees and two children from Pine Grove Nursery School. Continue reading

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Music Is in the Air

The early March opening recital in the Spring Series of the Downtown Lunchtime recitals was a beautiful performance by Timothy Urban, who played a variety of recorders and also sang, and Kathleen Scheide on the church’s harpsichord. They drew the audience in with a 20th century series of variations on the famiiiar tune “Greensleeves.” then, in a different kind of variation, they performed three different 16th and 17th century pieces by different composers on the same tune, Amarilli, mia bella.”
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News from the Lunchtime Recital Series

It is always amazing to experience the quality and high standards of the performers at our Lunchtime Recital Series. On October 8, the Series featured Sean McCarther as baritone and Carlos Cuestas on the lute and theorbo. They played a … Continue reading

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Last Lunchtime Recital of the Spring Season

So we learned that there are differences between harpsichords as there are between people. Gavin’s instrument, for example, is over 7 feet long. This allows for very long strings and, subsequently, very deep tones. In addition, his harpsichord has two manuals. Once coupled, the player has doubled the volume. Continue reading

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