MUSIC MINISTRY
CHRISTMAS EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bel Canto and Key of Three

Christmas Benefit Concert

Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm,

 & Sunday, December 10 at 4pm

The Key of Three and Bel Canto women’s ensemble combine to present a Christmas program for the benefit of world missions apportionments.  Bel Canto is a 22 member choir formed in 2010 conducted by Mary Poshak.  Bel Canto is an extended community music ministry of Kirkwood United Methodist Church.  Key of Three: Amy Studt, Lorri Coates, and Barb McKone, has delighted audiences for more than two decades with their popular renditions of Christmas classics.  There will be a surprise or two in store for you as the two groups sing together! The concert will include both sacred and secular carols.

This is the Christmas music program

you will not want to miss!

     

                                                                                                                                                                                             

Adventsmusiken Performances Wednesdays in December

You are invited to come on Wednesdays in December at noon in the Sanctuary for a concert and light lunch in the lounge at 12:30 pm.  Adventsmusiken concerts are open to the public and donations are encouraged to support the concerts and lunch.  Patronage and sponsorships are also available for long-term support of these concerts. December can be a very hectic month with the holiday pace and this is a great way to rekindle that holiday spirit mid-week.  There is something for everyone on this year’s concert schedule and you may want to keep this list handy so you don’t miss any of them. Here’s this year’s Adventsmusiken Concerts: 

 

December 6 – The Queens of Swing

The Queens of Swing open the Adventsmusiken Concert series.  The group mixes nostalgic music of yesteryear on the piano, guitar, rhythm instruments and trumpet based upon and formed in respect for the “Girl Bands” of the 1930s and 40s.  Come and enjoy a swinging Christmas program with the Queens of Swing.

 

 

December 13 – Bel Canto Women’s Ensemble, conducted by Mary Poshak

Bel Canto was founded in 2010 by Mary Poshak with their first concert featuring nine singers.  Since then, the ensemble has grown to 22 members, including  doctors, teachers, attorneys, pastors, publishers, church ministry professionals, business women, and stay-at-home moms/volunteers.  But you have to hear for yourself the harmony they create when they come together in voice. For this Advent concert the group will be performing the music of English composer John Rutter, accompanied by strings.

 

December 20 – Carolbeth True, Pianist

Carolbeth True has been a very active member of the St. Louis musical community for many years.  She is adjunct professor at Webster University—teaching jazz and classical piano, and also maintains an extensive private student roster. Come and enjoy the Christmas piano stylings of Carolbeth True.
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                              

St. Louis Wind Symphony and ReBELLion

Christmas Concert

Friday, December 8, 7:30pm 

in the Sanctuary
 
ReBELLion is an auditioned, community handbell ensemble.  ReBELLion will perform both familiar and not so familiar Christmas tunes at various venues during December.    ReBELLion combines with the St. Louis Wind Symphony to present a Christmas concert of bells and band.  Four pieces will be played together and each ensemble will have the opportunity to play by themselves.  A Christmas carol sing-along will be accompanied by bells and band.  Free to all but free will offering accepted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Chancel Choir Cantata:

Gloria by Vivaldi

Sunday, December 10, 10:30 am

 
Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi is a classic music setting of the song of the angels from the gospel account in Matthew.  The Gloria is divided into different movements featuring the Chancel Choir and soloists Mary Poshak, Siobhan Akers, and Polly Klasek.  The work will be accompanied by professional chamber orchestra and organ.  The  message of the Gloria  is Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will to all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

“One Bethlehem Night”

Musical Performance by Journey Youth Choir

Sunday, December 17, 4 pm in The Wood

The Christmas story comes to life in this inspiring musical focusing on the humanity of the people who witnessed Christ’s birth. Meet the young, expectant mother and her husband, as they come to Bethlehem for the census. Meet the innkeeper and his wife, who have the chance of a lifetime to make a bundle of money, but who find even greater blessings in the birth of a King. Meet the rabbi, who anxiously awaited the promised Messiah all his life. As a listener you will want to consider what it might have been like on that One Bethlehem Night