Oct. 7 – Benefit Concert

When: October 7, 2018 at 4:00pm

Where: Grace Sanctuary

About:  Grace Church Sanctuary Choir will lead an afternoon of music in aid of local charities. The choir will be joined by local professional musicians, Court Gettel, Jennifer Hoult, Barry Cohen and Wesley Christensen to offer music from spirituals and songs to classical masterpieces. A goodwill offering to benefit local charities will be taken.

 

Oct. 21 – Piano Recital, Nathan Carterette

When: October 21, 2018 at 4:00pm

Where: Grace Congregational UCC Sanctuary

About:
We warmly welcome the renowned pianist, Nathan Carterette, to perform the sublime Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach. Hailed as ‘wonderfully poetic’ (Westfalen Post) and “very compelling in his power and presence” (International Composer), Nathan’s innovative programming has inspired audiences to approach unfamiliar music with open ears, and familiar music with new appreciation.

Known for his dedication to the music of Bach, Nathan has performed the Goldberg Variations in concert halls, universities and churches throughout the USA. His live recording of the Goldberg on Pittsburgh’s classic radio, WQED, became the most requested pledge drive item in the radio’s history. He recently recorded the Variations to be released in early 2019.

Following the concert, all are invited to a dinner in aid of HEAL: Raising Our World.

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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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.

Rutland Area Chorus & Orchestra ~ Spring Concert

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4:00pm (Pre-concert talk at 3:30pm)

Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary

About:
Directed by Alastair Stout

The Rutland Area Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by soloists Allison Devery-Steinmetz and David Castonguay to perform the Requiem, Op. 48, by Gabriel Fauré. Violinist Kevin Bushee will also join the orchestra to perform The Lark Ascending, a ‘romance for violin and orchestra’, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Both pieces portray the optimism of the human spirit, and are dominated by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest. This will be a wonderfully reflective concert for post-Easter season.

A pre-concert talk by David Castonguay will be given at 3:30pm in the Grace Church Sanctuary.  A post-concert reception will also be held in the Fellowship Hall.

* A freewill offering will be accepted in aid of the Grace Church Organ Repair Fund.

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The Transcontinental Piano Duo

Grace Congregational Church presents

The Transcontinental Piano Duo
Elaine Greenfield & Janice Meyer Thompson

When: Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm

Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary

Elaine & Janice are delighted to share this program of familiar, relaxing, and fun-filled pieces with you. These pieces are some of the most beloved works for piano duet, which promise to be so welcome after our l-o-o-n-g Vermont winter.  Please join us for this concert, destined to leave you whistling out the door.

A bonus…we always include a Q&A period, and really enjoy finding out what you would like to know about the program and our work as a Duo.

Admission by free will offering at the door.