Comfort & Joy: A First Friday Advent Concert
December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
A concert of Advent and Christmas classics for organ and brass will be presented on December 2, 2022 at 8 PM at First Reformed Church, 40 East Orange Street, Lancaster. Organist Larry Hershey will be at the console of the mighty 1958 analog Allen organ, along with Kristen Albert playing French horn, and Doug Albert on the trumpet. The concert will begin with Mr. Hershey playing “March on Handel’s ‘Lift up your Heads'” by Alexandre Guilmant, and Denis Bedard’s “Variations on ‘In dulci jubilo'”. Kristen and Doug Albert will join Larry for the Latin Antiphon “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and Franz Schubert’s popular “Ave Maria”. The program will conclude with the French Carol “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”, arranged for Piccolo Trumpet and Organ by Maurice Andre and Jane Parker Smith.
This series of free 30 minute concerts is a gift to the community from First Reformed Church, a center city congregation of the United Church of Christ. Only 30 minutes in length, the free concerts begin at 8 PM each First Friday for the convenience of those who wish to spend the early evening visiting downtown galleries before the concert. Doors open at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to hear 30 minutes of inspiring organ music that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit.
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