An Evening of Gospel Music
Performed by Rutland Area Chorus,
Castleton College Collegiate Chorale and Montepelier Community Gospel Choir
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Grace Church is pleased to present a concert of Gospel Music from the African-American tradition. Montepelier Community Gospel Choir under the direction of John Harrison, Castleton College Collegiate Chorale under the direction of Sherrill Blodgett and Rutland Area Chorus under the direction of Rip Jackson will collaborate on this awe-inspiring concert of joyous Gospel music. The choirs will be joined by a jazz and gospel ensemble of instruments including piano, jazz organ, drums, electric bass, saxophones, trumpets and trombones. The concert will be performed Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 PM. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, call 802-775-4301 or visit www.gracechurchvt.org.
The Transcontinental Piano Duo
Thursday, April 16 ~ 7:30 PM
Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, The Transcontinental Piano Duo will play four hand piano music for their Beethoven to Bernstein Program at Grace Church Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 PM. The Transcontinental Piano Duo met in the summer of 1990, when both members were on the faculty of the Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont. Their friendship and musical rapport soon led to formation of the Arizona/Vermont duo. The TPD has given workshops, master classes and performances nationwide, performing in university settings, at professional conferences, and in community concert series across the United States. Elaine Greenfield is a widely acclaimed pianist, recognized internationally for her performances, media broadcasts, recordings, and teaching, with a distinguished career as soloist/lecture recitalist, and collaborative artist. Janie Meyer Thompson has enjoyed a diverse career as soloist, collaborative artist, lecture-recitalist, and master teacher across North America, Europe, and Asia. The program will include music of Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, Liszt, Barber, Bernstein and Gershwin.