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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
403 South Jefferson Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48607

989.754.6565

www.fccsaginaw.org

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Noonday Recital - Friday, December 2 - Dr. Steven Egler

Two 12:15 p.m. organ recitals are scheduled to take place at First Congregational Church in downtown Saginaw, Michigan, during the season of Advent.  Cookies and coffee will be provided at a reception in the narthex following the recital.

The first program will be performed this Friday, December 2.  Dr. Steven Egler, Artist in Residence at First Congregational Church, will present a thirty-minute musical celebration of Advent including “Carillon on a Ukranian Bell Carol,” which was written in his honor in 2006 by awarded American composer Gerald Near.  Additional recent compositions by Philip Rice and Nicholas Schmelter will frame the program.  Rice, who currently studies and teaches as a graduate assistant at Westminster College of the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey, has been commissioned to compose a sacred choral work for Pentecost.

Nicholas Schmelter, Director of Music Ministries, will present the second recital on Friday, December 16. 

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of Music, who support the musical happenings of First Congregational Church.  Free-will contributions of guests will assist with the costly maintenance of the sanctuary’s historic organ.


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