October 20th, 2019, 4 PM
Hailed as “a great organist” displaying “phenomenal technique and sheer musicality” (Bloomberg News), James Kennerley is a multi-faceted musician, working as conductor, keyboardist, singer, and composer. His performances are known for their illustrious flair, thrilling virtuosity, subtlety, innovation, and finesse. The Music Series is happy to welcome Mr. Kennerley to South Church to share his incredible talents with our eager audience.
December 22nd, 2019, 4 PM
A Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols
The annual tradition returns to South Church in December. This beloved service is based on the first Festival of Lessons and Carols that was held in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge on Christmas Eve of 1918. Featuring the South Church Chancel Choir, this service combines the reading of scripture with choral anthems, traditional Christmas carols, and hymns.
A contemplative and hopeful gathering, Lessons and Carols is a beautiful way to prepare for the coming holiday.
March 15th, 2020, 4 PM
Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Celebrated for their “great blend of fresh sounds and strong musicality” (Boston Brass), Seraph has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Now, their unique style and beautiful brass sounds will echo through the South Church Sanctuary. Their program of Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary music is sure to delight!
May 3rd, 2020, 4 PM
Hailing from Havana, Cuba, prodigious composer and virtuosic pianist Harold
López-Nussa is rapidly becoming a household name in jazz with a feverous global following.
With fellow artists Mayquel González, Julio César González and his brother Ruy Adrían
López-Nussa, Harold's tight-knit quartet captivates audiences with a relentless vivaciousness
that "bridges generations and genres" according to Billboard Magazine. His music reflects the
full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation. This is a ticketed event.
May 17th, 2020, 4 PM
Highline Vocal Jazz
Highline is comprised of five best friends who love to sing! This vocal jazz quintet was founded in December 2017 and they have been performing ever since. Highline is committed to continuing the vocal jazz tradition established by groups like Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 ,
The Real Group, and New York Voices. They believe in modernizing the art form these groups championed and making it fun and accessible for all audiences. Highline believes that the world would be a better place if everyone would sing together.
February 12th, 2020, 6:30 PM
Arias and Ales at 5 Churches Brewing
Come join The Music Series at South Church for a night of opera, musical theater, beer, and pizza. Settle in on a cold winter evening as operatic and musical theater favorites performed by acclaimed singers are paired with beers brewed on premises at 5 Churches Brewing. Tickets include beer tastings to accompany each set of musical offerings, and delicious wood fired pizza. This is a ticketed event.