2018 ADVENTSMUSIKEN CONCERTS
 
We cordially invite you to attend the Adventsmusiken Concert Series on Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at noon in the
Kirkwood Uinted Methodist Chruch Sanctuary.
Join us each week for a thirty minute music program
followed by a light lunch served in the Lounge
 
Give yourself a break each week to get away from the holiday rush,
and let the soothing sounds of the season restore your spirit
with these mid-week concerts!
 
THE MISSOURI BAPTIST RINGERS
Wednesday, December 5
 
Musical program presented by MBU Ringers who celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2017. They were established by the current director, Cathy Benton, through a generous donation.
The thirteen member ensemble has performed at the Branson Variety Theater and Silver Dollar City, an Atrium Concert at the Handbell Musicians of America Area 8 Missouri River Ring festival in St. Charles, a showcase concert at the Handbell Musicians of America Area 8 Ring Davenport Festival, held in Davenport, Iowa, and a performance at the Missouri Music Educators Conference at TanTarA. The MBU Ringers are under the direction of Dr. Cathy Benton, Professor of Music at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri where she teaches piano and class piano in addition to directing the MBU Ringers.
 
 
NICHOLAS BIDELER
Wednesday, December 12
 
Musical program presented by organist Nicholas Bideler, currently the Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at The Church of Saint Michael and Saint George in Saint Louis. Nicholas holds degrees from the University of Kansas and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. In 2008 he won first prize in the Strader International Organ Competition, and was a finalist in both the 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition and the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal. Featured on the concert of classical works for organ is an improvisation suite based upon a Christmas melody.
 
Bel Canto Women’s Vocal Ensemble
Wednesday, December 19
 
 
Musical program presented by Bel Canto under the direction of Mary Poshak. Since this is the 200th anniversary of the writing and first singing of Silent Night, Bel Canto has chosen to present a program of various settings of Silent Night. The 24 member ensemble includes women from many professional backgrounds including doctors, teachers, attorneys, pastors, publisher, church ministry professionals, business, and stay-at-home moms/volunteers. None of the members is a professional musician, but all love to sing! They also serve as a support group for one another. Bel Canto has performed at Kirkwood Methodist Church, other area churches and for the Missouri Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Jefferson City.