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Calendar of Musical Events


2017–2018 Chapter and Area Programs 


     Indicates a Lancaster Chapter Event.

Sept. 22 (Fr), 6:00 p.m. Organist & Clergy Banquet: An Evening with Paul Westermeyer Celebrating the Reformation: Congregational Song and the Organ in a Pennsylvania Mosaic.” Location: Heritage Hotel – Lancaster, 500 Centerville, Road, Lancaster, PA.

Sept. 24 (Su), 4:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series:Tempeste di Mare, chamber group presents a Telemann (1681–1767) program marking the sestercentennial of his death. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. $10 general admission.

Sept. 24 (Su), 6:00 p.m. Choral Evensong; 7:00 p.m. Organ Recital: Robert Horton, Director of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA and a finalist in the 2018 AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation. Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. Free-will offering.

Oct. 7 (Sa), 7:00 p.m. Starlight Tea Concert Series: Internationally Acclaimed American Violinist Andrew Sords; accompanied by Elizabeth DiMio (piano) and guest artist Ian Petruzzi (French horn). Location: Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA.

Oct. 8 (Su), 4:00 p.m. Recital: Hands & Feet Across the Counties: Lancaster Organists in Harrisburg. Location: High Center for Worship & Performing Arts, Messiah College. 

Oct. 13 (Fr), 7:00 p.m. Presentation: “Improvisation in Hymn Playing,” Balint Karosi, Location: St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA.

Oct. 14 (Sa), 4:00 p.m. Concert: Balint Karosi, Location: St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA.

Oct. 14 (Sa), 7:00 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: Music of the Reformation, Larry Roff, organist, and Westminster (Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA) Brass Quintet. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA. Free-will offering. http://www.westpca.com/music/

Oct. 15 (Su) 4:00 p.m. Hymn Sing and ConcertAnnual OctoberMusicFest. Hymn sing and concert; a meal follows at 5:45 p.m. Location: Mellingers Evangelical Lutheran Church, 80 Gockley Road, Stevens (Schoeneck), PA. Info: Carl W. Tobias, DOM/Organist, (717) 629-7314. Free-will offering.

Oct. 21 (Sa), 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Liturgical Training Day: David Hurd, Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Episcopal), New York, NY. Keynote Address, Choral and Organ sessions. Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. Further details at www.stlukeslebanon.org

Oct. 21 (Sa), 12:30 p.m., Concert: Rob Horton: Music composed for the European harmonium played on the Tannenberg pipe organ. Michael Hendron: Music composed for the harmonium and reed organ played on two 19th century, York-made reed organs. Location: York Historical Society, 250 E. Market St., York, PA.

Oct. 21 (Sa), 4:00 p.m, Theatre Organ/Silent Movie: Don Kinnier accompanies the silent movie The Great K & A Train Robbery. Location: Appell Center for the Performing Arts/Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York, PA. $10 general admission.

Oct. 22 (Su), 3:00 p.m, Concert: Reed Organ Society: A concert on the Knauff tracker pipe organ and three reed organs performed by three members. Location: Union Meeting House, 60 N. Waterford Ave., Marietta, PA. Free-will offering.

Oct. 22 (Su), 6:00 p.m. Choral Evensong; 7:00 p.m. Organ Recital: David Hurd, Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Episcopal), New York, NY. Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. Free-will offering.

Oct. 29 (Su), 7:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert SeriesDon Kinnier, theater organist provides accompaniment to Alfred Hitchcock’s production of The Lodger. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. Free admission.

Nov. 3 (Fr), 7:00 p.m. Recital: Hands & Feet Across the Counties: Harrisburg Organists in Lancaster. Location: First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA.

Nov. 4 (Sa), 7:00 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: Musicians of Westminster – I. Individual soloists and instrumentalists presenting sacred, classical, and secular music. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA. Free-will offering. http://www.westpca.com/music/

Nov. 5 (Su), 4:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: Temple Avenue, graduates of Temple University’s jazz program presenting familiar standards and little-known gems. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. Free admission.

Nov. 11 (Sa), 7:00 p.m. Starlight Tea Concert Series: Chapter Member Margaret Marsch, Organ and the Lancaster Brass Quintet. Location: Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA.

Dec. 3 (Su), 6:00 p.m. Choral Evensong and Handel’s Messiah: Part I sung by the St. Luke’s Festival Choir. Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. Free-will offering.

Dec. 10 (Su), 4:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: Heritage Chorale, under the direction of Barry Sawyer performing a concert of holiday delights. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. Free admission.

Dec. 17 (Su), 6:00 p.m. Concert: “Home for the Holidays,” the Eaken Trio (piano, violin, cello) at 6 PM. Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. Free-will offering.

Dec. 29 (Fr), 7 p.m. Christmas at the Organ: Carol Sing & Recital. Location: Covenant United Methodist Church, 110 N. Mulberry Street, Lancaster, PA.

Jan. 13 (Sa), 2018, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. January Jumpstart. Location: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA. 

Jan. 14 (Su), 6:00 p.m. Choral Evensong; 7:00 p.m. Organ Recital: Theodore Davis, Organist at St. Bartholomew’s Episopal Church, Baltimore, MD. Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. Free-will offering.

Feb. 4 (Su), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: Trio Caprice, Elizabethtown, PA-based trio pianist Debra Ronning, cellist Sara Male, and violinist Stephanie McCullough share their chamber repertoire. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. Free admission.

Feb. 18 (Su), 6:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: The Seven Last Words of Christ (Haydn). David Kim (Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra) Quartet. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA. Free-will offering. http://www.westpca.com/music/

Feb. 19 (Mo), 7:00 p.m. Presentation: "Engaging Our Youth with the Organ," Shelly Moorman-Stahlman. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA.

Mar. 11 (Su), 4:00 p.m . Recital: Orgue Expressif: Chamber Music, The Organ, The Trust. Location: The Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market Street, Lancaster, PA.

Mar. 11 (Su), 4:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: Simple Gifts, two women and twelve instruments tour ethnic folk styles of America, Ireland, Klezmer music, Gypsy melodies, Balkan, Scandinavia, and original compositions. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. Free admission.

Mar. 25 (Su), 6:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: Musicians of Westminster – II. Requiem for the Living (Dan Forrest) and other sacred works; choirs and orchestra – Floyd Rawleigh, director. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA. Free-will offering. http://www.westpca.com/music/

Apr 15 (Su), 4:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: The “E” in the Room, Robert Horton, Trinity’s director of music continues his multi-keyboard (organ, harpsichord, and piano) alphabetical tour with a program of the music of Elgar, Escaich, Evers, and Ernst. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA. Free admission.

Apr. 21 (Sa), 9:00 a.m–12:00 p.mOrgan Crawl of Lancaster. Locations: TBA.

May 6 (Su), 6:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: Musicians of Westminster – III. Eleven vocal choirs and instrumental ensembles present an evening of sacred and classical music. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA. Free-will offering. http://www.westpca.com/music/

May 14 (Mo), 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Recital: Annual Lancaster Chapter Banquet. Location: Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA.

May 20 (Su), 10:00 a.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: Charles Gounod’s Chorale Mass during the worship service, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster, PA.

June 14 (Th), 7:00 p.mRecital: Lancaster Summer Arts AGO Recital.
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church, 501 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA.

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