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Friends of Music

The mission of Friends of Music is to increase opportunities for those of all faiths to participate in excellence and diversity in music. It realizes its mission by offering the finest possible musical occasions in our yearly concert series and expanding the understanding and value of music through a diverse program of recitals, concerts and worship services. It also supports the choirs and music ministry in all they do to help lead worship in this great Church. It accomplishes this by financially supporting and facilitating these occasions.

This past season’s concert highlights included Seraphic Fire, Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir, the Many Moods of Christmas and the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival. The Church’s rich liturgical season includes Festival Worship with guest soloists and orchestra such as Music and Arts Sunday, Easter Sunday, Celebration of Freedom, All Saints, Advent and Christmas Eve.

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As part of its mission, Friends of Music sponsors concerts by nationally and internationally renowned ensembles.
This season we are proud to present Chanticleer on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm in our Sanctuary. Chanticleer was founded by Louis Botto in 1978 in San Francisco. They celebrate the ensemble’s 40th Anniversary this year with a program entitled “Then and There, Here and Now”. The multiple Grammy Award-winning all-male vocal ensemble is comprised of 12 singers hailing from across the U.S. William Fred Scott joined the ensemble as music director in August 2015. Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. They are a multiple Grammy winning ensemble and recognized as “The world’s reigning male chorus.” – The New Yorker. And according to The Los Angeles Times, “Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.” – Los Angeles Times. Tickets are $30/General Admission, $18/Students available at www.prumc.org/events.

Music plays a central role in the life of the Peachtree Road UMC community. The Church is able to continue and expand this tradition of musical excellence through the generosity and faithful support of the Friends of Music. Individual membership is open to all by donation.   Every gift at every level is appreciated. Donors receive free or discounted admission to most concerts and will be recognized in our music programs and throughout the season.

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Levels of Giving

Angels    $50-$99
Archangels    $100-$499
Principalities    $500-$999
Virtues    $1,000-$4,999
Dominions    $5,000-$9,999
Cherubim    $10,000-$24,999
Seraphim    $25,000 +

The Friends of Music invite all members to supplement their financial contribution with donations of time and talent.    Contact Ruth Sommerville, ruths@prumc.org to offer your help.

Music Advisory Board

J. Tyler “Ty” Tippett, Chairman
Scott H. Atchison, Director of Music and Organist
Dot Addison
Anne Bailey
Merritt Bond
Mary and Marvin Brantley
Burt and Mary Newell Bridges
Rev. Bill and Wendie Britt
Richard and Ann Brock
Tommy Brunson
Merv and Linda Darter
Kay and Dick Dietz
John and Cynthia Ethridge
Betty Feezor
Jane Hill
Mary and Dick Holmes
Ann Lassiter
Janice and Dick McGalliard
Nancy and Wayne Musselwhite
David Ratliff
Ruth Sommerville
Betty Stephens
David R. Thomas
Mary and Hamilton Williams

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