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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!

  • 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

500th Anniversary Reformation Concert
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Over 200 singers from Atlanta churches, orchestra and organists perform in the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Featuring:
Bach’s Cantata #80, Ein Feste Burg.

Let All the World Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Old Hundredth
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal
arr. Alice Parker

I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me
C. Hubert H. Parry

Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, op. 27
Max Reger (organ solo)

Presented by:
Central Presbyterian
First Presbyterian
Morningside Presbyterian
Peachtree Presbyteran
St. Luke’s Presbyterian
Shallowford Presbyterian
Decatur Presbyterian
Peachtree Road UMC.

Admission is free.  A love offering will be taken.

  • Choral Evensong

The Feast of All Saints

The Feast of All Saints
Sunday, November 5, Sanctuary

4:30 pm Organ Recital, Stacy Yang
5:00 pm Choral Evensong, PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir

Music by Bairstow, Hogan and Hancock

End the Lord’s day with beautifully sung prayer by the Chancel Choir and Georgia Boy Choir. The marriage of music and text reminds us “to remember thy servants, Lord.” Holy Communion will be celebrated during the service.

  • PRUMC Christmas Music Many Moods of Christmas

The Many Moods of Christmas

The Many Moods of Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 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.  Carols from the gallery will be sung by the Georgia Boy Choir during the concert.  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, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

Our Ensemble 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

 

  • Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, December 17, 5:30 pm, Sanctuary

Carols by Candlelight Singers
Chamber Singers
Doxology Ensemble
Peachtree Carillon
Scott Atchison, Nicole Marane, Kathy Fletcher, conductors

Journey through Lessons and Carols from Advent to the celebration of Christmas, concluding with singing of carols by candlelight.  For those who are traveling at Christmas and wish to celebrate with loved ones here at home, this service is a meaningful and joyous way to celebrate Jesus’ birth.  All are welcome!  Invite a friend:  it may be the best gift you give.  Enjoy discounts at participating Buckhead restaurants following the service.  Childcare available for ages 4 and younger by reservation only.  Please e-mail eveningchildcare@prumc.org.

  • Christmas Eve

Eve of the Nativity of our Lord

Eve of the Nativity of our Lord
Sunday, December 24, Sanctuary

11:15 am Christmas Service of Holy Communion
4:00 pm Family Candlelight Service and Pageant
6:00 pm Family Candlelight Service and Pageant
8:00 pm* Festival of Lessons and Carols
10:30 pm* Festival Choral Eucharist

*The PRUMC Combined Choirs with Brass

Music by Wilberg and Dirksen

  • 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.

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.

 

  • Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

The Imposition of Ashes & Litany of Penitence
The PRUMC Chancel Choir & Chamber Singers
Music by Fleming and Byrd
Scott H. Atchison, conductor

  • 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. This event is open to the public and for more information, visit www.prumc.org/music.

 

  • 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 and Jacob Taylor, candidates for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance.  Come hear these extraordinary musicians!

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.

 

  • 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.

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.

 

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Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday
March 29, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Choral Eucharist
The PRUMC Chancel Choir
Music by Handel and Lotti
Scott H. Atchison, conductor

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Easter Day

Easter Day
April 1, 2018, Sanctuary

8:15 am Easter Worship
9:45 am Easter Worship
11:15 am Easter Worship

The Resurrection of the Lord
Music by Near and Dirksen
The PRUMC Chancel Choir
The Atlanta Brassworks
The Peachtree Carillon

  • Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Georgia State University Singers, Deanna Joseph, conductor
University of Georgia Hodgson Singers, Dan Bara, conductor
Emory University Concert Choir, Eric Nelson, conductor

In its eighth year, this Festival has become a concert series favorite! These talented singers, from three very different schools, come together for a collaborative, diverse and inspiring musical exchange.  A stirring, combined performance of Susan La Barr’s setting of the poem Grace Before Sleep, provides a tender, thoughtful ending to this concert.

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.

  • Coro Vocati

Coro Vocati

Coro Vocati
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 pm, Moore Chapel

This ensemble of professional singers presents their spring and fall concerts annually at PRUMC.  Don’t miss the unique musical journey that only Coro Vocati can provide!

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.  For more information, visit www.corovocati.com.

  • Westminster Abbey

Pilgrimage to England Preview Concert

Pilgrimage to England Preview Concert
PRUMC Chancel Choir
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Scott Atchison, conductor

The renowned PRUMC Chancel Choir has been invited by the famed Westminster Abbey to sing daily services from July 30 through August 5, 2018. Come hear the music that will be performed in that historic space.

$10 tickets will be available here in 2018.

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Atlanta Summer Organ Festival

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival with Hector Olivera
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

The Atlanta Summer Organ Festival was established in 1995 to help increase classical music performances in the summer and PRUMC joined as a host in 2002. To this day, the festival continues the tradition of offering a series of wonderful venues for both established and talented rising your organists.  Most famous for his prodigious technical proficiency and charismatic stage presence, Mr. Olivera’s amazing effect on audiences has made many of the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that Maestro Hector Olivera is “one of the greatest organists in the world today.”

$15 suggested donation. Dessert reception following.