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Date: September 10, 2017
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Concert Series

2017-2018 Concert Series
of the
Painesville United Methodist Church

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Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Monica Czausz, Organist

A true rising star among young classical musicians, Monica Czausz has quickly
made a name for herself as one of the finest young American organists on the scene today!

Monica is currently a student of Alan Morrison at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she is pursuing an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance.  In May of 2017, Czausz graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, where she completed a five-year combined Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree program in Organ Performance. Here she studied with renowned professor Ken Cowan and, upon graduation, was awarded the Undergraduate Distinction in Research and Creative Work. 

From September 2015 through July 2017, she served as full-time Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal) in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of acclaimed director Robert Simpson.

“It was astonishing to me and to all around me what this young artist brought to her performance on that organ.  Technical mastery was fully available to her, and her use of the instrument displayed a marvelous range of those particularly ravishing winds that are among the chief glories of the Ernest Skinner experience.  The assembly happily rushed to their feet at the close of her performance.”

James Weaver of The American Organist, December 2016


 

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Cadence, A cappella Jazz Quartet

Four men, Four microphones, No Instruments!
This is the formula of Canada's celebrated vocal band, Cadence.

The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima. It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like you’ve never heard them before - containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices.
This is Cadence, Canada’s premiere vocal group. Based in Toronto, this a cappella ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world since 1998. Whether performing at sold out jazz clubs and concert halls, at music festivals, for educational outreach, or for corporate functions, the members of Cadence bring an infectious energy and uncanny verve to every song they sing.

Cadence’s live shows are always a hit. They feature a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and just plain fun. On-stage antics and audience participation are par for the course at any Cadence show, but so too is a mesmerizing display of musical genius. What these boys can do with their voices needs to be heard to be believed.
The band is made up of David Lane (baritone and bass), Ross Lynde (tenor), Lucas Marchand (tenor), and Kurt Sampson (bass and vocal percussion). They each bring many years of training and performance experience to create a rich musical event appropriate for all ages.


 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Burning River Brass

Since 1996, Burning River Brass has been dazzling audiences from Alaska to Taiwan with "power and virtuosity," "harmonious blend," and "consistently stirring performances." Composed of twelve of the finest brass and percussion players in the country, Burning River Brass is an ensemble on fire!

The original inspiration behind Burning River Brass was to give great players who were also good friends a chance to play together on a consistent basis. Soon after the first rehearsal in May 1996, BRB began to grow rapidly. The ensemble made its debut in September of 1996 in Tremont, Ohio under the auspices of Arts Renaissance Tremont and by 1998 was touring nationally.

Burning River Brass is consistently applauded for the infectious joy with which it performs. In concert, the ensemble presents a variety of music designed to satisfy the tastes of every audience.

“It was one of those performances where you smile from the sound of the first note and you only feel badly when you hear the last number and you realize that it has to end.”

THE CHARLESTON (WV) GAZETTE


 

Sunday, February 11, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Heritage Brass Quintet

The Heritage Brass Quintet has been thrilling audiences since the early 80's with its mix of acclaimed musicality and entertaining style. Heritage Brass features an exhilarating sound experience, powerful yet elegant, with diverse and dynamic musical styles.

A Heritage Brass performance is more than a concert, it's an event. From Renaissance masterpieces to new works, every concert is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul.

The ensemble's success is directly linked to our universal appeal. The classical and popular music fan, as well as people of all ages, find inspiration in the unique sounds and styles of the Heritage Brass Quintet.

 

 


Sunday, March 18, 2018
4:00 p.m.
The Fine Arts Association Community Chorus

The Fine Arts Association Community Chorus is a concert you won't want to miss.  The Chorus is comprised of Fine Arts faculty and select members of the community along with guest performers.

Under the directionn of Phyllis Spiers, the love of music drives these performers to perfect such offerings as Mozart's “Coronation Mass,” “Te Deum” by Haydn, “The Heavens are Telling” from the “Creation” by Haydn  Connor Marrott, "Pie Jesu" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  

 

 


Sunday, April 15, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Harmony Ringers, Bell Choir

Harmony Ringers was formed in the summer of 2011 in Canton, Ohio.

If you have never heard a handbell choir before you may ask " What kind of music does a bell choir play?" Well - you name it - we probably have or can play it.  Although bell choirs are generally associated with sacred music the repertoire of contemporay handbell choirs is vast and varied. Our concerts are beautiful to listen to as well as fun to experience.  We try to include something that will appeal to almost everyone. Some pieces we have played include: Familar Christmas Carols, Sousa's Washington Post March, "Rhythmic Rip" - handbells STOMP!, Just a Closer Walk, "Rolling in the Deep", and many more.

Our director, Christine Allison, has been directing bells for almost 30 years. She started in 1983 with youth, then adults and later formed a chime choir for younger ringers. She was awarded a scholarship and studied with American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. She later became a clinician for handbell workshops and a consultant to church bell choirs. Christine returned to Mount Union College, from which she received her Bachlelor's degree, to teach handbell class/choir and has directed an auditioned community bell choir for a number of years now. She is a member of Handbell Musicians of America.


 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Ashland University
Choir

The Ashland University Choir is composed of singers representing numerous academic majors across campus. Members are selected by private audition and rehearse three days a week. The ensemble, under the direction of Ron Blackley,  regularly performs programs of unaccompanied literature of all eras as well as major works with the orchestra.

The Ashland University Choir has made numerous successful tours of the United States, Canada and Europe. This is the principal choral ensemble on campus. Recent repertoire has included extended works by Britten, Pachelbel, Haydn, Bach, Mozart, Handel, Bernstein, Beethoven and Mahler. In addition, the Ashland University Choir performs regularly with Maestro Arie Lipsky and the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Audition required, significant time commitment.


 

Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00 pm
"Crazy Girl"
Dennis Scott, Silent Film Organist

This year Dennis Scott will "wow" us by accompanying the silent film, "Crazy Girl." Here's a synopsis from "IMDb":  "New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there." 

Dennis Scott took organ lessons for roughly two years in his early teens, then stopped. In college as a theater manager, he taught himself to play the pipe organ. Later, he accompanied comedies featuring Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton on a pizza parlor pipe organ. 

He is house organist at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, playing weekend intermissions, the annual Sing-Along Sound of Music, the annual Music Box Christmas Sing-Along, several themed film festivals, special events, and the award-winning Second Saturday Silent Cinema Series, which was named Best New Film Series of 2011 by Chicago Magazine and Best Matinee Film Series of 2012 by the Chicago Reader.

Dennis is the official organist for the International Buster Keaton Society and accompanies silent Keaton films every year for their convention, held in Muskegon, Michigan, where Buster spent much of his childhood.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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