Our annual recital series runs from Fall through Spring. Recent performers have included the celebrated Nash Baroque Ensemble, violinist and frequent NPR performer Fritz Gearhart, and nationally known jazz pianist (and Guilford's own) Donn Trenner, as well as performances of chamber music, opera, and musical theatre. The 2015–16 series will include the noted baritone Mark Rehnstrom in works of Britten, Schubert, and others.
2015–16 Concertato Events
April 23 7:30 PM
Concertato presents noted baritone Mark Rehnstrom in recital!
The Christ Church, Guilford, Concertato series resumes on Sat. April 27 at 7:30 when noted baritone Mark Rehnstrom, accompanied by Christ Church Music Director Mark Sullivan, will present a recital featuring Britten, Schubert, and original compositions.
New York city-based baritone Mark Rehnstrom has appeared as soloist with orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States. As the centerpiece of his program, Mr. Rehnstrom will sing Benjamin Britten's “Songs and Proverbs of William Blake,” a continuos twenty-five minute song cycle based on selections from Blake's “Songs of Innocence,” “Auguries of Innocence,” and “Proverbs of Hell,” and including the well known “The Tyger” (“Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright...) The music is evocative and challenging; while it is almost always 'tonal' it can also be challengingly dissonant, as Britten strives to express the intensity of Blake's verses. Fans of Blake, Britten, and wonderfully expressive singing will not want to miss this concert!
The program will also feature beautiful and well-known Schubert songs including “Heidenröslein” and “Ganymed,” as well as several of Mr. Rehnstrom's compositions.
Oct. 30 7:30 PM
UCONN Chamber Choir with GHS Voices!
Join us for our initial Concertato offering of 2015-16 as we present GHS Voices, led by Kevin Buno, in concert with the UCONN Chamber singers, directed by Jamie Spillane,
on Friday, October 30 at 7:30. An evening of choral singing that is not to be missed! Tickets are $15 and are available at the door—students HS and younger are admitted free!
Music at Christ Church
In addition to our Concertato series, Christ Church offers a range of other musical offerings.
Music at Christ Church 2015–16
Dec. 4 7:30 PM
Four pianists, No rules!
Join us after the Tree Lighting on Dec. 4th for a special performance at 7:30! A group of pianists known as “sFOURzando”, featuring our own Vicky Reeve, will be presenting a festive program of piano music for four - six hands at one piano! A unique evening, sure to be fun for music lovers both young and old. The program will last approximately 50 minutes, and a free will donation will be accepted at the door. Featuring pianists
Margaret Ann Martin, George Melillo, Vicky Reeve, and Laura Richling.
Dec. 6 6:00 PM
A Musical Advent Celebration
Join us as we celebrate the magic and music of the Advent season with readings from Scripture, choir anthems, organ music, and congregational hymns— a wonderful opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas season. Mark your calendars, and invite friends and family to share in this lovely evening at Christ Church!
Check back in this space for a complete listing for Music at Christ Church 2015–2016.