Sept. 9 – Song Recital

When: September 9th, 2018

Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary

About:
Kristin Cimonetti and Ben Green will be entertaining us with a variety of pieces this evening, including:  Dragonetti Bass Concerto, Bottesini Two Songs for bass and high voice, selections from The Phantom of the Opera and more…

Accompanied by Alastair Stout on organ and piano.

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2019 Grace Church Composition Competition

Grace Congregational UCC in Rutland, Vermont, is pleased to announce its first Composition Competition to recognize and support a new work for large concert choir and classical chamber orchestra to be performed by the Rutland Area Chorus and orchestra. The 2019 Grace Church Composition Competition Award is made possible by the generous sponsorship of David and Debra Baasch.

The contest is soliciting original unpublished compositions of settings of Advent or Christmas texts for SATB chorus, optional SATB soloists, and chamber orchestra. The pieces should be no longer than 8 minutes. The orchestra comprises three first and three second violins, two violas and two cellos, one double bass, two oboes, one bassoon, two trumpets, timpani, harpsichord and organ. The work must be scored for SATB chorus, but can use any combination of the available soloists and orchestra.

You must have proof of permission to use any text not in the public domain.

The winning work will be awarded $1000.00 (USD) and two performances by the Rutland Area Chorus on December 8th, 2019, at Grace Congregational UCC. The winning composer is encouraged to attend the premiere of the composition. There is no stipend for travel but some housing arrangements may be available.

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Hymn Sing & Ice Cream Social

When: August 26th, 4:00pm

Where: Grace Church Sanctuary

About:
Gather With Grace: please join the local church choirs as we celebrate the wonderful hymn tunes of the British Isles. We will sing Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English tunes including those composed by RV Williams who died 60 years ago. An ice cream reception will follow!
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Parking lot entrance on West Street.
Please enter the building from the side parking lot entrance.

Killington Music Festival Faculty Recital – July 5

When: July 5th, at 7:00 PM

Where: Grace Church Sanctuary

About:
We welcome the internationally renowned faculty of the Killington Music Festival to give a recital in the Grace Church Sanctuary. Guest artist, Simon Ghraichy, piano, Killington Music Festival Artistic Director, Daniel Andai, violin, and Theodore Buchholz, cello, will offer an evening of classical music.

For more information about the Killington Music Festival:
https://www.killingtonmusicfestival.org/

Grace Handbell Choir Concert – May 20th

WhenMay 20th at 6:00 pm
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
About:
Our wonderful handbell choir, Tintinnabula, will be joined by Jen Cohen on the steel drums to give a spirit-filled concert on Pentecost Sunday.  Stay after the concert for the Pentecost evening service.

Youth Showcase – May 6th

When: May 6th at 6:00pm
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
About:
The Joyful Noise, Children’s Choir and Guest Musicians will offer their annual showcase on May 6th at 6pm with refreshments before, during and after! The choirs and soloists will perform music from Beauty and the Beast and other shows.
An offering will be accepted in aid of the HEAL foundation.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus – May 4th

WhenMay 4 at 7:30 pm
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
About:
Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus, directed by Lucy Tenenbaum, will present their spring concert, “The American Songbag, Plus!”, includes traditional American folk music, popular music from the 1940s and 50s, and some other special “plusses” like “Jolene” by Dolly Parton and “Silvy” by Huddy Ledbetter (known as Lead Belly,) arr. with body percussion by Moira Smiley.
Accompanied by Lisa Knickerbocker Sears on piano, Glendon Ingalls on Bass Viol, and Mary Barron on Fiddle, the group of 18 women can make a real statement with choral music. There will also be a special entr’acte with Jonathan Pendragon, Magician Extraordinaire!
A freewill offering will be a accepted.