Sunday, May 19, 2019 ~ Rutland Area Chorus Spring Concert at 4 pm
The RAC will be joined by a professional brass and percussion ensemble to offer John Rutter’s world-famous, Gloria and Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring by J.S. Bach. The Grace Sanctuary Choir will also sing Rutter’s setting of Psalm 150, which was written in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The brass ensemble will give the world premiere of a new arrangement of the Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547, by J.S.Bach.
A freewill offering will be accepted towards the concert and performance series at Grace Church. A reception will follow in the Grace Fellowship Hall.
Each year, Mentor Connector volunteers guide over 150 vulnerable youth (age 5-21) through life-changing friendships to build goals, character, and skills to be successful in life. Everything they do, every family they serve, and every dollar they spend is focused on creating sustainable, lasting change for Rutland County youth.
Join us on March 31st to support Mentor Connector at our Benefit Concert full of many local musicians, including:
Grace Church Sanctuary Choir
Slate Valley Singers
Grace SSAA Choir
Jennifer Hoult, harp
David Castonguay, baritone
Barry Cohen, bassoon
Court Gettel, flute
Christy Papandrea, flute
Diane Chartrand, piano
Alastair Stout, piano
*Freewill Offering will be collected to support Mentor Connector.
Please Note: As of Jan.17, due to the forecasted weather, the date has changed.
When: January 27, 2019, 10:00 AM
Where: Sanctuary Service
Jazz Sunday Celebration
We are excited to welcome back the Onion River Jazz Band to lead our 10 a.m.
morning worship on January 20, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. They will
accompany the Sanctuary Choir as well as offer upbeat hymns and songs. Invite a
friend to Grace Church to experience this exciting contemporary style of worship.
Family Service with Nativity 6:00 PM –
The Children’s Choir and Joyful Noise offer upbeat Christmas anthems. The choirs will help lead the traditional Christmas story told through drama and song! We also welcome local tenor, Raymond White, to offer traditional secular and sacred songs for the prelude and postlude. Arrive early to hear Raymond’s delightful interpretations of seasonal favorites.
Christmas Prelude 10:25 PM –
Later that evening, at 10:30 p.m., the Sanctuary Choir will offer a Musical Prelude and be joined by Nova Wang, violin; Raymond White, tenor; and the Grace TTBB choir to offer beautiful and uplifting music.
Candlelight Service 11:00 PM –
The Candlelight Evening Service begins at 11 p.m., and will include the choral classics, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and Candlelight Carol by John Rutter. We will all share in the beauty and comfort of lighting candles and singing “Silent Night” as the wonder and mystery of Christmas unfolds.
Rev. John C. Weatherhogg, preaching
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.
When: October 7, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
About: Please join the Grace Church Sanctuary choir and SSAA choir to celebrate World Communion Sunday. The choirs will lead worship with a variety of songs from all over the globe, including the wonderful Spanish song, Samba de las Escrituras.
“World Communion Sunday is a celebration that began in 1933 by Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr. It is observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October. It promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It focuses on an observance of the eucharist.”
When: November 4, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where: Grace Church sanctuary
About: A Celebration of Lives for All Saints’ Sunday
Grace Church Sanctuary Choir, Castleton University Chorale and soloists, will present an evening of music and poetry to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have died. Under the direction of Dr. Sherrill Blodget, the choirs will perform Antiono Vivaldi’s Gloria, accompanied by Alastair Stout on the Grace Church organ. Between the movements of the Gloria, specially chosen poems will reflect on the lives of loved-ones who have died this past year.