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The Gift of Music Concert Series

We invite you to join us for the spectacular and unique collage of music offerings that comprise our 2018 – 2019 FUMCFW Concert Series, The Gift of Music. This continuous, year-long series offers a broad spectrum of quality ensembles — each at the top of its level — with instrumental music from organ to strings and brass, and choral performances featuring male and female, community, high school, college, and professional choral ensembles. This music outreach provides something for everyone’s musical taste across all styles and periods. Unless otherwise stated, all concerts are free of charge and no reservations are required.

Contact: Robert Stovall | rstovall@myfumc.org | 817-339-5074

September

Choral Evensong

Monday, September 10, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 pm | Sanctuary

Evensong offers us the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer while listening and participating in music that is especially selected to bring us into deeper understanding of our faith. This service features Herbert Howells’ “Magnificat” and “Nunc Dimittis” sung by Adoramus Chamber Choir under the direction of Robert Stovall and Peggy Graff, organist. Fr. Raymond McDaniel and Andrew Kenney of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewisville will serve as officiant and organist for the Evensong.

Mark Biondolillo Organ Recital

Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:00 – 3:15 pm | Sanctuary

Mark Biondolillo, Organist and Director of Music at FUMC Fox Hill in Hampton, Virginia, will perform his orchestral, classical and hymn arrangements. Selected works by Saint-Saëns, von Suppé, and Satie will also be performed on the 160-rank, 5-manual Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ built by Dan Garland.

October

Spectrum Chamber Music Series Concert

Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm | Sanctuary | Reception to follow

Our first concert of the Spectrum Series will feature professional musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing music of classical genres composed for instrumental chamber ensembles.

University of Texas at Arlington A Cappella Choir Concert

Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Sanctuary

The UTA A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, has presented concerts for conventions regionally and nationally. This concert will include two award-winning high school choirs from Haltom High School and Hebron High School.

I Will Lift Mine Eyes: A Residency with Composer Jake Runestad

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Sanctuary

The Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, along with high school choirs from Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, Plano West High School, Colleyville Heritage High School and LD Bell High School, will present a concert featuring the choral music of internationally renowned composer, Jake Runestad.

November

All Saints’ Concert: Grace and Remembrance

Sunday, November 4, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm | Sanctuary

Themes of divine love, redemption, grace, transformation, and rejoicing will be presented by Choral Union, Adoramus, and Singing Men and Women of First Church as we celebrate saints — known and unknown.

Music Masterpieces for Recorder and Harpsichord

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 pm | Chapel

Recorders are woodwind instruments that date back over 900 years ago to the Middle Ages. Mr. Kenneth Meador, recorder player, will perform works of Vivaldi, Handel, Barsanti, and other composers in collaboration with Peggy Graff, harpsichordist and organist.

Chelsea Chen Organ Recital

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm | Sanctuary

Concert organist and composer Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia and is internationally renowned for her concerts of rare musicality. She has recorded multiple CDs and received acclaim as a composer with works repeatedly featured at conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

December

Choral Union Advent Festival

Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:30 & 11:00 am | Traditional Sanctuary Worship

Choral Union will present its annual Advent Festival featuring choral music of composer Dan Forrest with instrumental accompaniment and congregational singing.

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Holiday Choral Concert

Monday, December 10, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm | Sanctuary

The three high schools of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD will present a holiday choral concert, featuring choirs from Boswell High School, Saginaw High School, and Chisholm Trail High School.

Adoramus Chamber Choir presents Carols of the Season

Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:30 & 11:00 am | Traditional Sanctuary Worship

Favorite Christmas carols and other seasonal music composed by celebrated contemporary composers will be presented by Adoramus Chamber Choir, under the direction of Robert Stovall.

January

The Ken Davis Chorale Concert

Saturday, January 19, 2019
3:00 – 4:15 PM | Sanctuary

The Ken Davis Chorale, under the artistic direction of Dr. Ken Davis, is a professional adult choral ensemble that inspires audiences with its beautiful choral timbres and sonorities, giving listeners a feeling of peace and harmony.

February

Spectrum Chamber Music Series Concert

Monday, February 11, 2019
7:00 – 8:15 pm | Chapel | Reception to follow

Our second concert of the Spectrum Series will feature professional musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing music of classical genres composed for instrumental chamber ensembles.

Greater Tarrant Men’s Choir: An EcuMENical Chorus Concert

Saturday, February 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:00 pm | Sanctuary

Men from FUMC Fort Worth, Arborlawn UMC, and FUMC Hurst will combine their voices in handsome harmony under the direction of guest conductor, Michael Dean, Choral Director at Trinity High School in Euless. This is the third annual EcuMENical concert.

Abilene Christian University A Cappella Chorus and Friends Concert

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7:00 – 8:15 pm | Sanctuary

The ACU A Cappella Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey H. Goolsby, will present a choral concert with area high school choirs, including Mansfield High School and Keller Fossil Ridge High School.

March

University of North Texas A Cappella Choir Concert

Monday, March 4, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Sanctuary

UNT A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Allen Hightower, will perform an exciting array of music from a variety of style periods. Award-winning high school choirs from Arlington Martin High School, Flower Mound Marcus High School, and Southlake Carroll Senior High School will complement this stunning evening of choral music.

April

Choral Union presents Mozart’s “Requiem”

Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Sanctuary

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” is a choral work whose genesis is shrouded in mystery — one that makes it all the more fascinating and emotionally stirring. Please join us as we begin the Holy Week experience with this beloved and widely celebrated masterpiece featuring Choral Union, orchestra, and organ.

Good Friday Evening Service featuring Adoramus Chamber Choir and FUMC Theatre Arts Ensemble

Friday, April 19, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 pm | Sanctuary

Choral and instrumental music and dramatic elements will portray the reenactment of Good Friday and the final hours of Jesus’ life, leading to his crucifixion.

Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert

Sunday, April 28, 2019
6:30 – 7:45 pm | Sanctuary

Dace Sultanov, cellist, along with Brad Thompson and the eleven:eleven band, will present an unforgettable evening of some of Alexei Sultanov’s favorite music, including hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, and other big names of pop, rock, jazz, and soul music genres.

Spectrum Chamber Music Series Concert

Monday, April 29, 2019
7:00 – 8:15 pm | Chapel | Reception to follow

Our third and final concert of the Spectrum Series will feature professional musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing music of classical genres composed for instrumental chamber ensembles.

June

Bluegrass Concert with Crossroad Singers

Sunday, June 2, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm | Sanctuary

June is a great month to celebrate bluegrass music! Get your spirits lifted and your toes tapping with grass-roots music presented by Crossroad Singers and friends! Yee-haw!

Choral Union presents “An Afternoon of Broadway Favorites”

Sunday, June 23, 2019
12:15 – 2:00 pm | Wesley Hall
$15 | RSVP by June 14 | Lunch provided

Eat lunch provided by Z’s Café and Catering while you enjoy soloists, ensembles, and Choral Union perform Broadway Musical favorites! Reserve your spot by June 14 by contacting Tori Randall, Music Assistant, (trandall@myfumc.org). Cost is $15 at the door. Come and celebrate with us at this final offering of The 2018 – 2019 Gift of Music Concert Series!

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