Music Lovers

The Music Club meets once a month at 10:00am on the second Friday of the month in the First Presbyterian Church Chapel to listen and discuss music programs of high interest. Everyone is invited to attend.

The deputy chairman is: Jim McKeown 327-3411.

Music Lovers Club News

The next Music Lovers meeting is scheduled for Friday December 10, 2021 at 10:00 am in the Church Auditorium.

The program will feature  "A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS".

 

Welcome to our ‘Holiday Concert’, celebrating the magnificent music tradition of the Baroque music period spanning from 1580 to 1750, sandwiched between the Renaissance and Classical periods.

The term ‘baroque’ comes from the Portuguese ‘barroco meaning ‘irregularly shaped pearl’. To date, I have not been able to discover this meaning.
This presentation is a classical event with both sacred and secular pieces that are of ‘concert hall quality’ and primarily tells the story of Christmas from Prophesy to Nativity as told musically through Bach, Handel, Charpentier, Albiloni, and Vivaldi representing, the diverse Baroque composition styles of the German, English, French, and Italian cultures.

Both sacred and secular pieces selected are well known, big and bombastic, and some spiritually and romantically relaxing. 
 

We begin with the opening with the glorious, Jauchzet  Frohlocket from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—Rejoice, Exult up, Glorify the Days, Praise what the All Highest has this day done. We conclude with  600 voices singing  Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
 

Please adhere to the Church’s rules for COVD-19 and for Parking