“Jingles for James:
A Benefit Recital for Eyesight”
Sunday, August 12 – 3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
(901 N. Kings Hwy)
The Carolina Master Chorale, Timothy Koch, conductor, presents its season finale, “An American Songbook: From the American Church to Basin Street to Broadway”. The concert spans a broad spectrum of American music opening with hymn anthems from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and suites from the smash hit musicals, “Les Miserables” and “Phantom of the Opera” and elegant vocal jazz.
Soprano Jo Nell Koch and the Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra open the second half performing Samuel Barber’s beloved “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” on a prose text by James Agee. This work has been widely popularized in recordings by sopranos Leontyne Price and Dawn Upshaw. The famous “Old American Songs” of Aaron Copland close the concert, sung by baritone Jeffrey Jones, and accompanied by the Chorale. The great baritone, William Warfeild, premiered these highly entertaining songs with the New York Philharmonic in the late 1950’s.
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 8:00 PM
Calabash Presbyterian Church, Sunset Beach, NC
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 4:00 PM
First United Methodist Church, Conway
Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 4:00 PM
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
Download the program HERE
Trinity was pleased to host Jamie Bobb, Minister of Music at First Congregational Church in Columbus, Ohio, for a hymn festival on Friday, February 17. Jamie had rehearsed with the Trinity Choir on that preceding Wednesday, and they very much enjoyed working with him. The festival itself (which was a fantastic success) was a mixture of old and new hymns from various traditions, all an improvisations and arrangements by Jamie.
Please click on the links below to listen to some of the hymns from the festival; download the concert program here.
‘Sing of the Lord’s goodness’ (The Lord’s Goodness)
based on the jazz standard ‘Take Five,’ made famous by Dave Brubeck
For more information about Jamie and his musical work in Columbus, please visit the First Congregational Church website here.
Hymns on the Program Include:
The Church’s one Foundation
Sing of the Lord’s goodness (bassed on ‘Take Five,’ made famous by Dave Brubeck)
Abide with me
The King of love my shepherd is
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
I want Jesus to walk with me
and many others
Raise the roof with the region’s finets gospel musicians from Conway’s Mason Temple Church of God in Christ and the Carolina Master Chorale in a multi-cultural celebration of gospel music in its many forms, from Southern Gospel to traditional African American spirituals to contemporary Black Gospel. This collabrative effort is also designed as a poignant observance of Black History Month.
Friday, Februray 10, 8:00 pm
Seaside United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach, NC
Saturday, February 11, 4:00 pm
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
Sunday, February 12, 4:00 pm
Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, Conway
The Poinsett Piano Trio visited Trinity on Saturday, January 28 and provided a wonderful afternoon of chamber music to an appreciative audience. The concert (view the program here) included music by Dvorak, Grieg, and Ravel.
The members of the ensemble are David Gross (piano), Deirdre Hutton (violin), and Christopher Hutton (cello). All three serve on the music faculty of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I was delighted to find out that Christopher and Deirdre were students at the Eastman School of Music at the same time as I was, and we enjoyed reminiscing about those days and talking about people that we knew in common.
If you missed the concert, here is a brief snippet. It is a slow movement from a Trio by the early twentieth-century French composer Maurice Ravel, and in it you’ll hear some very elegant and lyrical playing:
For more information on the trio (and to listen to more of their music), please visit their website: www.poinsettpianotrio.com
Full details on that event here.