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Christ Church Montpelier Hosts Noontime Advent Concerts

Christ Church Montpelier Hosts Noontime Advent Concerts

MONTPELIER, VT – Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St., Montpelier, VT, is pleased to announce our 2018 Advent series of noon-time concerts! These informal concerts begin at noon in the sanctuary. Bring your lunch; tea and coffee are provided. Donations are accepted towards our new stained-glass window, “Hearts on Fire,” designed by local artist Mike Ridge and fabricated by local craftsperson Chris Jeffrey. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea (and sometimes cookies) are provided. Donations are solicited for the stained glass window designed by local artist Mike Ridge. Concerts begin at noon and end at 12:45. Christ Church is at 64 State Street. For more information visit http://christchurchvt.org.

December 6 – Songs of Mary: Anima Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Elizabeth Thompson, director

Anima sings of the season of Advent, when we wait for the light and honor Mary, the mother, with songs hundreds of years old. They sing soaring chants of Hildegard von Bingen, beautiful rounds from the Llibre Vermell (14th c.) rich polyphony from Leonel Power (15th c.), and other anonymous renaissance works, accompanied by harp and other instruments.

December 13 – Wilhelm and Friends

The pipe organ at Christ Church is joined by organist Lynnette Combs; violist Elizabeth Reid; Andrea Brightenbach, oboe and English horn; Ron Thompson, trumpet; and Linda
Radtke, alto

December 20 – Judi Byron, harp

In this often hectic holiday season, take time out from your busy schedule to relax and restore, listening to the beautiful, resonant, and peaceful sounds of harp music. Judi will play a selection of harp compositions and carols from around the world, to both soothe and bring rest, delight and joy!”

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