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

989.754.6565

www.fccsaginaw.org

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Equinox Celtic Band - March 3, 4:00 p.m.


FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

403 South Jefferson Avenue –Saginaw, Michigan 48607


 

CELTIC MUSIC EXPANDED

The Equinox Celtic Band

March 3, 2013 – 4:00 p.m.

 

The Equinox Celtic Band has played at dozens of music and cultural festivals throughout the region.  Equinox is made up of six multi-talented musicians: Ryan Fitzgerald, Leslie Gregory, Jean Marie Learman, Dennis Lowe, Kathy Morris, and Vern Pococke. At the Celtic core of the band are traditional pipes, fiddle, flute, whistles, and the concertina. By adding guitars, the mandolin, and Middle Eastern and West African percussion instruments, the band expands an ancient music to new dimensions.  Joy Butler, Director of the Bay Arts Council, comments that “Equinox can bathe you in seemingly effortless melodies one moment and then turn around and amaze you with a ferocious musical barrage of sound and dance the next.”  Equinox Celtic Band performs a range of repertoire from sweet renditions of the familiar “Danny Boy,” “The Irish Washerwoman,” and the tunes of O'Carolan, to hard-driving arrangements of “Ye Jacobites” and “Whiskey in the Jar.”  Learn more about Equinox Celtic Band at the following website: http://www.equinoxtheband.net/.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Winter Weather Does Not Deter Performers or Audience

Nineteen people braved severe wintry weather to hear Central Michigan University students Calla Ringgenberg (Clare) and Jay Michaud (Mount Pleasant) perform the February 22 Brown Bag Lunch organ recital held in the Iliff Chapel.  Photos at the organ console are courtesy of Kenneth Wuepper.



Photos of February 15 Recital

Photos of the February 15 Brown Bag Lunch recital are courtesy of Beverly Westervelt.  The first recital, sponsored by John and Barb Stark, included repertoire by Locklair, Telemann, Vaughan Williams.  Performers included Dr. Steven Egler (harpsichord, Midland), James Hargett (clarinet, Saginaw) William Ostler (horn, Saginaw), Nicholas Schmelter (piano, Saginaw) and Thom Zantow (recorder, Midland).





Third Noonday Recital - March 1


FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

403 South Jefferson Avenue – Saginaw, Michigan 48607

989.754.6565

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH RECITALS

March 1, 2013 – 12:15 p.m.

 

Nicholas Schmelter, Organ

 

Enjoy music by William Harris and David Willcocks.  Take part in a reception of cookies and beverages provided by the Bridget Fuller Circle.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Second Noonday Recital - February 22

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

403 South Jefferson Avenue – Saginaw, Michigan 48607

989.754.6565

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH RECITALS

February 22, 2013 – 12:15 p.m.

 

Jay Michaud, Organ

Calla Ringgenberg, organ

 

Enjoy music by Bach, Brahms, Near, Vierne, and other composers.  Take part in a reception of cookies and beverages provided by the Bridget Fuller Circle.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Brown Bag Lunch Recitals - Begin Feb. 15


FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

403 South Jefferson Avenue – Saginaw, Michigan 48607

989.754.6565

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH RECITALS

February 15, 2013 – 12:15 p.m.

 

Dr. Steven Egler, Harpsichord

James Hargett, Clarinet

William Ostler, Horn

Nicholas Schmelter, Piano

Thomas Zantow, Recorder

 

Enjoy music by Telemann, Locklair, and Vaughan Williams.  Take part in a reception of cookies and beverages provided by the Bridget Fuller Circle.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Brown Bag Lunch Recital - February 15


FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

403 South Jefferson Avenue – Saginaw, Michigan 48607

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH RECITALS

February 15, 2013

 
This recital is generously sponsored by Friends of Music, John and Barb Stark.

 

Concerto a tre                                                                                                                       
Georg Philipp Telemann
(1681-1767)

Thomas Zantow, Recorder
William Ostler, Horn
Steven Egler, Harpsichord

Cluster’s Last Stand  (On the Ground)                                                                    
Dan Locklair
(b. 1949)

Steven Egler, Harpsichord

Six Studies in English Folk Songs                                                                            
Ralph Vaughan Williams
(1872-1958)

James Hargett, Clarinet
Nicholas Schmelter, Piano

 
You are invited to congratulate the musicians in the narthex area and enjoy cookies and beverages provided by members of First Congregational Church’s Bridget Fuller Circle.