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2017-2018 Concert Season

Music has the ability to profoundly touch our hearts and souls. The PRUMC 2017-2018 Concert Series is an excellent way to enrich your life through the energy and beauty expressed through a live performance.  There are many ways to keep the arts alive at Peachtree Road and in our community:

  • Download a pdf of our series brochure and be sure to join us as we celebrate the arts throughout the year!
  • Join the “Fifth Section” team of greeters, ushers and front of house volunteers to create a warm, memorable experience for our concert goers.
  • Stay connected to the Music Ministry to get the latest news and announcements.  Like our Facebook page, sign up for our monthly newsletter, or feel free to call us at 404.240.8212 any time.

Thank you for your continued support.  This year promises to bring the finest in music-making!

Coro Vocati

Come to the Woods: The Transformative Power of Nature
Coro Vocati
Sunday, October 15, 3:00 pm, Moore Chapel

John Dickson, conductor

Nature in all of its quiet reflection, unbridled spirit, and awesome grandeur will be explored through the writings of 3 naturalists:  Henry David Thoreau, Wendell Berry, and John Muir.  Through composer Jake Runestad’s vision, “Come to the Woods” is an invitation to communion with Nature; and this communion is a sacramental transformation of the human soul.

$10 suggested concert donation.

  • Seraphic Fire

Seraphic Fire

Monteverdi:  Selva Morale et Spirituale
Seraphic Fire
Friends of Music sponsored concert of the season!
Sunday, October 22, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Patrick Dupré Quigley, Founder and Artistic Director

Don’t miss this year’s Friends of Music sponsored concert!  Hailing from South Florida, and led Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque masterpieces, to Mahler and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers.  This program is described as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style.

$25 General Admission, $15 Students.  Tickets at www.prumc.org.

Visit www.seraphicfire.org to learn more.

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Reformation Concert

The Doors Are Open
A Concert Honoring the Reformation
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

To this day, the Protestant Reformation stands as one of the most pivotal moments in church history. The writings and leadership of reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox initiated a wave of theological revolution that swept across western Europe and eventually came to the shores of America. The Reformation not only profoundly shaped how American Christians viewed Scripture, theology, music, and the church, but it also introduced a spirit of reform that came to inform American culture, politics, and identity.

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, choirs, orchestras, and organists from Atlanta churches will perform works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Reger, and others.

Admission is free.

  • PRUMC Christmas Music Many Moods of Christmas

The Many Moods of Christmas

The Many Moods of Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

PRUMC Chancel Choir, soloists, orchestra
Scott Atchison, conductor

The PRUMC Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra present their Christmas classic featuring Handel’s Messiah.  This concert will open your hearts and souls to the miraculous story of Jesus’ birth.

Tickets are complimentary but necessary for seating.   Tickets will be available beginning Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Childcare available for ages 4 and younger by reservation only.  Email eveningchildcare@prumc.org to reserve.

Dessert reception sponsored by the PRUMC Friends of Music in Grace Hall following the concert.

 

  • Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
Friday & Saturday, December 15 & 16, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

Our Choir in Residence since 2014, this concert is has quickly become a PRUMC and Atlanta family tradition!  The concert features all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir, along with a professional orchestra, performing your favorite carols and songs to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  Don’t miss Atlanta’s largest performance of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with audience participation!

Tickets available at www.georgiaboychoir.org

 

  • Jack Mitchener

Jack Mitchener Organ Recital

Jack Mitchener Organ Recital
PRUMC Artist in Residence and Assistant Organist

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Jack joined the PRUMC Music Ministry in July 2017 as the new Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Organist.  Jack is the primary musician for the 9:00 am Communion Service.  He is also Professor of Organ, University Organist, Chairman of the Keyboard Department in the Townsend School of Music, and Director of the Townsend-McAfee Institute of Church Music at Mercer University in Macon.

$10 suggested concert donation.

 

  • Georgia Boy Choir

Georgia Boy Choir Festival Finale Concert

Georgia Boy Choir Festival Finale Concert
Saturday, February 16, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

PRUMC hosts the Ninth Annual Georgia Boy Choir Festival drawing more than 250 young men from across the United States together for a day and a half of music making.  The Festival culminates with a Grand Finale Concert featuring all five levels of GBC, local guest participants and visiting choirs.

Tickets at www.georgiaboychoir.org

 

  • Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 am

Nicole Marane, organ
John Lemley, narrator
John Lawless, percussion

This unique and delightful concert for all ages tells the classic tale of young Peter through orchestral instruments that represent each of the characters.  Both as an incredible learning experience and church and community outreach, we invite local schools and our PRUMC preschool families.

 

  • Eastman School of Music

Rising Stars! Eastman Organists’ Recital

Rising Stars!  Eastman Organists’ Recital
February 27, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

We enter our third year of collaboration with the Eastman School of Music, the premier music school in the U.S. for organists.  We are proud to present Ivan Bosnar, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance and Jacob Taylor, a candidate for a DMA in Organ Performance.  Come hear these extraordinary musicians!

$10 suggested concert donation

 

  • Stations of the Cross

Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross

Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Scott H. Atchison, gallery organ
Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway, chancel organ
John Lemley, narration
Schola, antiphons

With origins dating back to the Middle Ages, the Stations of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion.   Now a Lenten devotion, the object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ.  Take this spiritual Journey with us and find the sacred in Gregorian chant, organ improvisation, the spoken word and candlelight.

$10 suggested concert donation.