Concert Series

2017-2018 Concert Series
of the
Painesville United Methodist Church

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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.”



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

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.  

















































Our Mission

Our mission is to creatively and actively educate, worship, pray, serve and give in the name of Jesus Christ!

Latest Message
Pastor Jan Yandell
Date: December 3, 2017
  December 2017  
This Week's Events


Mission Sunday
Bring in your donation for the Food Pantry and/or your coins for "Change for Change"
Adult Sunday School
8:30 AM
The adult class "Faithlink" meets in the Parlor.
B.U.G. (Bible User's Guide) meets in the Resource Room (Ed. Bldg.)
Youth Bells
9:00 AM
Grades 6 up
Adult Sunday School
10:00 AM
Koininea Class meets in the Parlor.
Children's Sunday School
10:00 AM
Sunday School children come to worship at 10:00 and are dismissed to their respective classes after the "Children's Time". The First Sunday of the month is "Family Worship."
Ready to Ring Ringers
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
For Children in Kindergarten thru 5th grade, parent volunteers are also welcome


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Duel Recovery Anonymous
Location: Parsons Hall
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Parsons Hall


Adult Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Meets in the Resource Room in the Christian Ed Building
Susanna Circle
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Meeting in Parson's Hall. Potluck luncheon. Newcomers are always welcome.
Adult Bible Study
6:30 PM
Meets in the Chapel. Child care provided.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Parsons Hall


Food Pantry
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Food Pantry is open to Painesville residents. Please bring a form of identification.
11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Farmer's Market. Click "View Attached Document" for shift schedule and other details.
Men's Chorus
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM
For Older Teens & Adults
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Parsons Hall
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