Choir and Concerts
Max Yount is our choir director and organist. His never ending energy and fantastic talent sparks our fantastic choir. The choir meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm and Sunday morning at 9:45 am. September through May. Come and join us.
THOUGHTS AND INVITATIONS FROM MAX
Our faithful choir is small, but of very high quality. We enjoy our singers, but we invite growth. Augmenting the valuable service of Ed, Larry, Kendell, Kay and Cheryl are a group of talented Beloit College students: Jeanne Mrugacz and Aria Channon on soprano, Danny Connolly on tenor, Alyssa Taubin and Cheyenne Kern on alto, and basses Kyle Bohrer and Owen Bourdman. Through collaboration with my colleague, Dr. Susan Rice of Beloit College, we are able to recruit the services of these talented student singers with the offer of small scholarships. With the direction of the college’s music department in question—one factor being the non-rehiring of Dr. Rice, it is a good time to think of more participation by church members (as we had in the past as recently as my tenure as your musician) to join with the students and our faithful “old folks” in leading worship. We rehearse Wednesday evenings at 7 for an hour, and meet at 9:45 am on Sundays to prepare for the service. Please speak to anyone about choir; my phone and email are below.
MUSICA MAXIMA IN SPRING 2014, and A PERSONAL INVITATION
The MUSICA MAXIMA series announces two wonderful concerts in the spring 2014 season. Admission is free, but we take a freewill offering to help in expenses.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3 pm
The Velder Wind Quintet performs a concert of music by Cambini, Carter, Agay, Chretien, Berio and d’Rivera. The members are outstanding symphony musicians in the Madison and Stateline areas: Barbara Paziouros Roberts, flute; Andy Olson, oboe; Joe Kania, clarinet; Brad Sinner, horn; and Brian Elinghoe, bassoon
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3 pm
A concert by Ian Nie, pianist, with guest soloists, Lewis Rosove, viola, and Laurie Mitchell, alto. The program promises great beauty:
Suite for Viola and Piano Ralph Vaughan Williams
Two songs for contralto, viola and piano, Opus 91 Johannes Brahms
Elegy for solo viola Igor Stravinsky
Sonata in F Minor, Opus 120, no. 1 Brahms
These will be splendid concerts. I wish also to personally invite you to my faculty recital as harpsichordist, with friends, Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:30 pm in the Hendricks Center for the Arts, room 204. There will be two-harpsichord music by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach with Dr. Beth Yount as co-harpsichordist; my own sonata (2000/2013) for baroque flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord with Monica Steger and Eric Miller; J. S. Bach’s Fifth English Suite for solo harpsichord; and colorful chamber music of Jean-Philippe Rameau with four student dancers choreographed by Beloit College senior, Santiago Garcia Quintana. Admission is free. All are invited to the concert and a grand reception afterwards.
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All ages join in on the fun!