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PRUMC Concert Season 2018 | 2019

Scott Atchison, Director of Music and Organist

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 series of wonderful music making at Peachtree Road UMC.  We have been blessed with a truly magnificent space and it is only right that equally exquisite music goes in it.

Peachtree Road believes that “every perfect gift is from above.”  With this in mind, we are dedicated to bringing enriching music and performances to our church family.  Music has the ability to profoundly touch our hearts and souls.  This series is an excellent way to enrich your life through the energy and beauty expressed through a live performance.  I encourage you to take a few moments to learn about each concert, the program and artists.  You may download a pdf of our concert season here.

I also invite you to join us in supporting the arts through our Friends of Music Program.  Through your generosity we are able to bring nationally and internationally renowned artists to our church and city.  It is an important way to keep the arts thriving in our church and community, and to help bring new music lovers and guests to this divine space.

Come celebrate with us and bring your friends to share in the gift of music.  As ever, we are thrilled to bring the arts to Peachtree Road!

Scott Atchison

Scott H. Atchison
Director of Music and Organist

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Voices of Hope

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 5:00 pm, Sanctuary

From Prison to Praise
The Women’s Choir of Lee Arrendale State Prison
Rev. Susan Bishop, Director

Peachtree Road has a rich history in prison ministry having served our incarcerated brothers and sisters through mentoring, tutoring, and leading support groups and Bible studies for over a decade.  This 42 member choir has inspired us with their extraordinary faith and voices for many years, and now we are honored to host their first concert at PRUMC.

Admission is free.

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A Sweet for Mother Goose

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:00 pm, Sanctuary

Nicole Marane, organ
Narration by PRUMC staff and members

This “sweet” is based on 9 rhymes selected from the 255 found in the Mother Goose collection of nursery rhymes.  The six narrators are part of the musical structure in this duet between organ and spoken word.  The nine featured rhymes are: Little Bo Peep, the Clock, the Cats of Kilkenny, The talk of Miss Muffet, One Two, Buckle My Shoe, the Fiddlers (the Cat the Fiddle, Old King Cole, Jack and his Fiddle.)  Meet and Greet following the performance!

$10 adults / $5 children ages 5-12 / Under 5 free / $20 family maximum.
Tickets available January 1, 2019 at www.prumc.org/events.

A Sweet for Mother Goose

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Georgia Boy Choir Festival Finale Concert

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:30 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 georgiaboychoir.org.

Georgia Boy Choir

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Rising Stars! Eastman Organists’ Recital

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

We enter our fourth year of collaboration with the Eastman School of Music, the premier music school in the U.S. for Organists.  We are proud to present Oliver Brett (UK) and Malcolm Matthews (USA), candidates for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ performance.  Come hear these extraordinary musicians!

$15 suggested concert donation / $5 students.

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The Crown: Music from the Coronation

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

This concert will celebrate the 66th anniversary of the coronation of her most excellent Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in the Abbey Church of Westminster.  The PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, Orchestra, and Great Organ will perform highlights from this historic occasion.

$15 General Admission.
Tickets Here.

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Three Choirs Festival

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 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

Enjoy a collaborative, diverse and inspiring musical exchange from the premier choral ensembles of these prestigious University Music Programs!

$15 suggested concert donation / $5 students.

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Coro Vocati

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:00 pm, Moore Chapel

Heavenly Home: “Our Pilgrimage Journey”
John Dickson, conductor

Whether born within the traditions of Southern Gospel songs, the seedbeds of the African-American spirituals, the Shaw-Parker arrangements of American folksong, or the rich hymnody of the Christian Church, we all find some commonalities of music for the journey.

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

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Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Scott H. Atchison, organ
John Lemley, narration
Schola, antiphons

Peachtree Road has created a beautiful Lenten tradition through inspired organ improvisations, reflective settings and live readings of connective scripture. The Sanctuary is illuminated by the glow of hundreds of candles representing Christ’s light in world’s darkness and inspire moments of reflection and contemplation for the listener.

$15 suggested concert donation / $5 students.

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Georgia Boy Choir Voices of Spring Concert

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

Celebrating our 10th Season!

Come hear all 5 levels of the Georgia Boy Choir as they raise their voices in song like never before to commemorate a decade of “Bringing Beauty to Life.”

To learn more, visit georgiaboychoir.org.

Georgia Boy Choir

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Midday Music

Wednesdays in May, 12:00 pm, Sanctuary

May 1 . Su-Ryeon Ji, Cathedral of Christ the King
May 8 . Timothy Wissler, Cathedral of Christ the King
May 15 . Sarah Hawbecker, The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
May 22 . Scott Atchison, Nicole Marane, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
May 29 . Patrick Scott, Cathedral of St. Philip

Featuring these local Atlanta organists on the Mander, Schantz, Van Daalen portative and Estey harmonium.  Enjoy a 30 minute noon recital and lunch from Gourmet Innovations for $10 or bring your own lunch and enjoy the recital for $5.

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Atlanta Summer Organ Festival

The ChenaultsWednesday, June 26, 2019, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

Ray and Beth Chenault

Named “the World’s Premiere Duo-Organ Team” by The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, duo-organists, have concertized extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Specializing in works written for two performers, The Chenaults have commissioned, arranged and premiered over fifty organ duets, thereby making “organ music for four hands, four feet” synonymous with “The Chenaults.” $15 suggested donation. Dessert reception following performance.

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.

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