The Arts Commission of Christ Church
We are happy to announce that our season will open on Sunday, November 8 at 4 pm with a lecture by Dr. Marvin Curtis, Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend and Director of the Symphonic Choir of South Bend. Dr. Curtis is the first African-American composer commissioned to write a choral work for a Presidential Inauguration. His work, The City on the Hill, was premiered at President Clinton’s 1993 Inauguration. What an honor to welcome him to Christ Church!
Our season will continue on Sunday, April 17 when Dexter Kennedy will play an organ concert for us. Winner of the Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the 24th Concours International d’Orgue de Chartres, Kennedy has established himself as one of the leading organists of his generation. He has performed widely throughout the United States, and this past summer he made his first European tour as well as playing at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
We have an unusual offering to round out our season, when the Alchemy Tuba Euphonium Quartet will play for us. This will be a Friday night concert, on May 20 at 7:30 and promises to be a lot of fun! Gary Buttery, who has played tuba for the Chorus of Westerly for many years, is part of the group, and we are very excited to welcome him and his colleagues for this unique concert.
Arts Commission programs, which are presented free of charge to the parish and the greater community, are made possible with the support of endowments, including those in memory of The Very Rev. James E. Annand, Laura Kent Hynes, and Anne H. Utter, as well as contributions from interested individuals. Anyone wishing to support this great form of outreach is welcome to make a donation at any time.
We hope you can join us for this wonderful season!
Arts Commission convener