Community Concerts…

Musical performances and activities that are not on the Guild Calendar but which may be of interest to our membership and friends.

All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park, FL
  • Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kingsley Auditorium (Winderweedle Center, the Music Suite Building, adjacent to the Church) at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. The Staff Singers of All Saints Church Episcopal Church, Winter Park, with Dr. Michael Ging and Ammon Bratt, pianists. The parish’s talented corps of staff singers present a concert of songs and arias including popular selections from musical theater and opera. The event is free and open to the public.
Ammon Bratt
  • Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church, Pianist Ammon Bratt, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Romantic Resonance. Our parish’s new associate director of music/organist, Ammon Bratt, performs Romantic masterworks for the piano including Mendelssohn’s Rondo Capriccioso, Prokofiev’s Etudes, and Chopin’s “Heroic” Polonaise in A-flat major. Ammon is a graduate of the acclaimed piano programs at the University of Michigan and Indiana University, where he studied under the legendary pianist André Watts. The event is free and open to the public.
Samuel Backman
  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. – Organist Samuel Backman in Concert at Advent Lutheran Church, 7550 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940. Enjoy music by Elgar, Bach, Widor, Sousa and more. Concert Flyer
Dr. John T. Lowe, Jr.
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Organist Dr. John T. Lowe, Jr. in Concert at Saint George Episcopal Church, 1250 Paige Pl, Lady Lake, FL 32159 (The Villages). He will be preforming works by Bach, Elgar, Healey Willan, and others.
Dr. André Lash
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Organist Dr. André Lash in Concert at Morrison United Methodist Church, 1005 W Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748. He will be preforming works by Bruhns, Bach, Franck, Sowerby, and others.
Johann Vexo
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – French Organist Johann Vexo in Concert at First United Methodist Church, 142 E Jackson St, Orlando, FL 32801. Johann Vexo was born in the French city of Nancy–a city close to the borders of Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Surrounded and influenced by the rich musical and cultural heritage of that region of France, Johann’s training and performance career developed so rapidly that at age 25 he was appointed Organiste de Choeur (Choir Organist) at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris. Soon thereafter, he was also appointed Organist of the grand Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral in Nancy and, most recently, Professor of Organ at the Superior Music Academy in Strasbourg. His very physical approach to playing results in wonderfully rhythmic music-making, “the kind you feel as well as hear, and in riveting performances where this is no notion of organ playing as dull or dutiful or pompous.” (Dallas Morning News)
Adam Brakel
  • Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Organist Adam Brakel in Concert at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821. The spellbinding and artistically masterful performances by Adam Brakel have led to him being compared to Liszt, Gould, Bernstein, and Paganini. National Public Radio hailed him as “an absolute organ prodigy with the technique and virtuosity that most concert pianists could only dream of…he is the Franz Liszt of the organ.” His playing is distinguished for its energy, passion, and transcendent virtuosity that serves the music without distracting, and, most importantly, musical maturity and communicative power. Adam is the Director of Music and Organist for Saint James Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando, Florida.
Randall Sheets, organ and Chuck Siepp, trumpet
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Randall Sheets, organ and Chuck Siepp, trumpet, in Concert at Knowles Memorial Chapel (on the campus of Rollins College), 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. Randall Sheets is a gifted organist who, in addition to performing solo recitals, has served as the Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery for the past twenty-four years. Trumpeter Chuck Seipp was principal trumpet for the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” Both artists have been celebrated individually as well as collaboratively. The recitals are free and funded by Rollins College through the Faith Emeny Conger ’54 Visiting Organist Series in Honor of John Oliver Rich ’38. This is a free event and seating is General Admission.
Vocal Group – Voctave
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Vocal Group Voctave in Concert at Steinmetz Hall (located in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts), 445 South Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801. Vocal group Voctave, hailing from right here in Central Florida, comprises 11 members who have performed all over the world and appeared on countless recordings. The group has performed with Grammy, Dove, and American Music Award winners and has received more than 150 million views on their videos. Experience the phenomenal sound of this world-class ensemble and enjoy the last stop on their national holiday tour as they perform with the Bach Festival Orchestra. Tickets Link
Paul Jacobs
  • Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – Organist Paul Jacobs in Concert at Knowles Memorial Chapel (on the campus of Rollins College), 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. Continuing our tradition of presenting the world’s best organists at the Annual Bach Festival, we are thrilled to bring back celebrated organist Paul Jacobs to Knowles Memorial Chapel. This Grammy Award–winning artist will remind us why the organ has been called “King of the Instruments.” The New York Times called Jacobs “a virtuoso of dazzling technical acumen,” and the Washington Post stated that he is “one of the great living virtuosos.” This amazing free recital is made possible by Rollins College through the Faith Emeny Conger ’54 Visiting Organist Concert Series in Honor of John Oliver Rich ’38. This is a free event and seating is General Admission.
The King’s Singers
  • Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – The King’s Singers in Concert at Knowles Memorial Chapel (on the campus of Rollins College), 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. Representing the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s most prominent stages for over fifty years, The King’s Singers are renowned for their unrivaled technique, versatility, skill, and consummate musicianship. Making their Bach Festival debut, they will present a varied and lively program with something for everyone. Tickets Link / Subscription Link
Itamar Zorman, violin and Adam Golka, piano
  • Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. – Itamar Zorman, violin and Adam Golka, piano, in Concert at Tiedtke Concert Hall (located in the Music Building on the campus of Rollins College), 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. Two consummate artists collaborate to create a collective virtuosic experience. A violin and piano recital is classical music in a truly pure form. Tickets Link / Subscription Link
Lisa Terry, viola da gamba, and Joanne Kong, harpsichord
  • Sunday, February 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. – Lisa Terry, viola da gamba, and Joanne Kong, harpsichord, in Concert at Knowles Memorial Chapel (on the campus of Rollins College), 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear two historical instruments performed by two master musicians playing repertoire written specifically for these instruments.  Works include the Sonata in G Major by Christoph Schaffrath and J. S. Bach’s Sonata in D major. In addition, the duo will perform 19th century composer Franz Xaver Chwatal’s Variations on “Was soll ich in der Fremde thun” for gamba and piano.  Two solo works will round out the program: a sonata for solo viola da gamba by Carl Friedrich Abel, and C. P. E. Bach’s virtuosic harpsichord variations, Les Folies d’Espagne. This is a free event and seating is General Admission.

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