2020-2021 Season

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November 8th, 2020, 4 PM

Dexter Kennedy, Organ

www.dexterkennedy.com

As an active recitalist throughout Europe and North America, Dexter Kennedy has established himself internationally as “one of the greatest organists of our times” (Iceland Monitor). The winner of the Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the 24th Concours International d’Orgue de Chartres, Mr. Kennedy has performed in many of the greatest concert halls and cathedrals in the world. In partnership with the Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, The Music Series is thrilled to present Dexter to our dedicated audience. Mr. Kennedy’s concert will be presented virtually, premiering on YouTube. Please plan on joining us at 4 PM on November 8th at youtube.com/SouthChurchNewBritainCT to watch the concert as soon as it is available.

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December 20th, 2020, 4 PM

A Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols

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Our service will take shape as an interactive virtual experience. We hope that you will join us in our online community as we celebrate the Christmas season. This beloved tradition is based on the first Festival of Lessons and Carols held in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve of 1918. Featuring the South Church Chancel Choir, the 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. Tune into youtube.com/SouthChurchNewBritainCT on December 20th at 4 PM to participate in the service with those near and far.

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March 14th, 2021, 4 PM

The Griffith Celtic Dance Company

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The Griffith Celtic Dance Company presents a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for the Music Series at South Church.  The virtual performance is filled with Irish music, song, culture and dance. Enjoy our celebration with heart-pounding rhythms of traditional and contemporary Irish Step Dance from champion-level dancers from the Griffith Academy of Dance. 

The Griffith Academy of Dance is one of the nation’s top Irish dance schools with a long tradition of building community and character through the art of dance.  For more than 66 years, the Griffith Academy has produced top competitive Irish dancers and international performers. Tune into youtube.com/SouthChurchNewBritainCT to join the watch party on March 14th at 4 PM

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April 18th, 2021, 4 PM

Annie Trépanier and Steve Larson

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Annie Trépanier (violin) and Steve Larson (viola) met as members of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and have been making music together ever since. This husband and wife duo live in Winsted and perform together and as part of Cuatro Puntos Ensemble, Adaskin String Trio, and Ensemble Schumann.

 

On April 18th at 4 PM, they will premier an inspiring program featuring works by Penderecki, Handel, and Michael White. Our audience will be able to access the concert at youtube.com/SouthChurchNewBritainCT. We are so excited to have these world class musicians in our back yard!

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Arias and Ales at 5 Churches Brewing

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Come join The Music Series at South Church for a night of great singing, 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.

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Seraph Brass 

www.seraphbrass.com

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!

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www.highlinevocaljazz.com

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. Their belief that music creates community is one that The Music Series espouses as well.