The United Church of Christ in Strafford is presenting more and more outstanding music!
Besides Sunday services every week that are full of beautiful choral and instrumental music, plus holidays and holy days and special events like “Lord’s Acre” and “The Pageant”, there will be several concerts. Everyone is welcome not only to attend, but also to sing in the choir led by Annemieke McLane. (See the video profile featuring her at the end of this post.)
For all of these concerts, everyone is welcome. Concerts are about 60-75 minutes, with no intermission, so also younger ones/elder ones can enjoy them and be home at a reasonable time!
Donations at the door.
20% of donations will go to the Manheim Fund for the Sacred Arts to support future events in Strafford.
Here is the lineup:
September 29th, 7pm, “Voici!” A unique concert of French music by Couperin, Hahn, Debussy, Poulenc and more by soprano Julie Ness and Cassotto Duo (Jeremiah McLane, accordion and Annemieke McLane, piano) including original arrangements of traditional music. Touching texts, magical melodies.
Donations at the door,a percentage will go to the Manheim Fund for the Sacred Arts to support future concerts.
To mark your calendars further into fall:
October 27th, 7pm, “Romantics”, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninov and more, pianist Annemieke McLane
November 17th, 7pm, “Give”, Annemieke McLane piano solo, presenting her new program “Danse with me”, music by composers from 1600s to 2000s, and also: with upcoming Thanksgiving in mind, please bring a can of non-perishables/canned foods like beans & soups/rice/pasta/ cereals/ diapers/ baby milkpowder/ etc. to share with community members in need (distributed in the Upper Valley via the church Mission Committee).
December 8th, 7pm, not to be missed! “Noël” Advent and Holidays music through the ages and countries, with Soprano Julie Ness, Bagpiper/whistler Timothy Cummings, Accordionist Jeremiah McLane & Pianist Annemieke McLane (Cassotto Duo) All original arrangements of wonderful melodies and songs from all over the world, beginning with a tune from the 1300s.
Here is a profile of Annemieke Spoelstra McLane: