PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

APOLLO'S FIRE: HANDEL'S "MESSIAH"

Thursday, December 9

7:30 PM

Nicholas McGegan, guest conductor
Erica Schuller, soprano
Dnaiel Moody, countertenor
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Hadleigh Adams, baritone

 

The trumpet shall sound!  Apollo’s Fire welcomes renowned British conductor Nicholas McGegan, who loves nothing more than Handel. This delightful Handel expert leads the virtuoso musicians of Apollo’s Fire, Apollo’s Singers, and four soloists in Handel’s beloved holiday classic.

 

*Limited tickets available directly from Federated Church

BURNING RIVER BRASS: "OUR KIND OF CHRISTMAS"

Tuesday, December 21

7 PM

A touch of tradition, a dash of jazz, and a healthy measure of festive cheer! Burning River Brass presents Christmas concerts with a little something for everyone. As we journey from delightful and time-honored carols from around the world to our very own Big Band Nutcracker, we’ll have you singing along in no time.  It’s the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

 

Tickets: $50 premium seating, $35 general admission, $15 student

PIANO DEDICATION CONCERT

Saturday, March 5, 2022

7 PM

Experience an evening of celebration for our music ministry’s newest addition: our new Mason & Hamlin concert grand. Featuring pianists Randy Fusco, Joshua Konow, and Marcia Snavely, the Piano Dedication Concert will highlight the immense expressive range possible with the new sanctuary piano. Because of the incredible generosity given to our Sanctuary Piano Fund, this concert is a gift to our whole community.

 

Tickets: Free-will offering

TOM TRENNEY: ORGANIST, COMPOSER, AND CONDUCTOR

Sunday, May 1, 2022

10 AM and 4:30 PM

10 am: “Mister Rogers: Being a Good Neighbor Might Just be Enough After All”

At our Sunday worship service, Tom Trenney shares spiritual insight on the inspiration of Mister Rogers Neighborhood-- where we experienced Jesus in puppetry and parable without ever hearing the "Word." 

 

4:30 pm: “Hymn Festival: Will You Come and Follow Me?”

Organist, composer and conductor Tom Trenney comes 'home' to Northeast Ohio to lead a mass choir and congregation in a festival of hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs that will inspire us to answer God's call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.

 

Tickets: Free-will offering, Co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists

CLEVELAND CHAMBER CHOIR: "WORLD OF DOUBT, WORLD OF FAITH"

Sunday, June 12, 2022

4:15 PM pre-concert lecture,

5 PM performance

“World of Doubt, World of Faith” appropriately closes Cleveland Chamber Choir's Seventh Season with music both questioning existence and demonstrating the resilience of the human race. Central to this program is Adam Roberts’ (Kent State University) multi-movement work for 16-part choir, viola and percussion called Book of Doubt/Book of Faith, setting secular, feminist “psalms” by poet Claire Schwartz that are relevant to our time and connected to Jewish history. The concerts will also feature a diverse repertoire of music that amplifies the voices of all, including composers historically excluded in the classical music world.

 

Tickets: $40 premium seating, $25 general admission, $10 students