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Arts at Plymouth Presents the 2016-2017 Season

Below, please find the 2016-2017 Performing Arts series from Arts at Plymouth. The Visual Arts schedule of events can be found here.

Kantorei in Concert: “Music Alive!”
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

One of Denver’s finest choral organizations returns for the first of four concerts at First Plymouth on Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. This year the ensemble is celebrating their 20th Anniversary, and will revisit the choir’s journey with founding director and conductor emeritus, Richard Larson, and current artistic director, Joel Rinsema. “Music Alive!” includes original music which Kantorei has commissioned, to champion and highlight new music and composers such as Abbie Betinis, René Clausen, Joshua Shank, Kim André Arnesen, and Eric William Barnum.

Tickets will be available online at kantorei.org or at the door. First Plymouth members receive a 50% discount. Reference the Sunday bulletin for the online discount code.

Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
“Pop Music Throughout the Years”
Denver’s premiere flute choir will entertain you with a little Big Band, vintage TV music, 70s, and modern day Rock and Pop! The Rocky Mountain Flute Choir, known formerly as Alry Choir, has been in existence for over 30 years. The members volunteer their time to share the beauty of the flute, with the public. Performing twice a year at First Plymouth Congregational Church , they also play for community, and special events in the greater Denver area. Email fluterquirk@comcast.net for more information.

Free will offering. Reception to follow the concert.

Frank Perko III  POSTPONED until Spring 2017
Organ Re-Dedication Concert

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
“What the Bach?”
First Plymouth Congregational Church invites you to celebrate the re-dedication of their newly upgraded Rodgers/Reuter hybrid pipe organ. This evening’s concert, presents Frank Perko III, who masterfully, artfully, and musically maximizes the potential of this new instrument. The music will feature compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Duruflé, Gioachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”, John Williams’ “Star Wars”, and music from modern Rock and Dance composers; Styx, Journey, Heart, Boston, Lady Gaga, and Madonna! Invite a friend or two; this is not your average organ concert!

Free-will offering. Reception to follow concert.

First Plymouth Chancel Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert
Cancelled
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
The First Plymouth Chancel Choir, and Orchestra, under the direction of Frank Perko III, Director of Music, Arts, and Worship, present their annual Christmas Concert feast and celebration of music. This concert has become an annual “must do” for listeners of choral and orchestral music, and is sure to make your holiday season warm and bright. Enjoy the glorious beauty of music in this festive season, with our recently renovated, and amazing pipe organ, along with the First Plymouth Chancel Choir and Orchestra during this most wonderful time of the year.

Free-will offering. Reception to follow the concert.

Kantorei
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
“A Kantorei Christmas”
Kantorei’s second concert of the arts series will be a traditional Christmas concert of favorites requested by audience members. Music has yet to be selected, so email your requests to kantorei@kantorei.org before October 1 for your holiday selections to be considered during the final program is development.

Tickets will be available online at kantorei.org or at the door. First Plymouth members receive a 50% discount at the door, and a discount code will be published in the Sunday morning bulletins several weeks prior to the concert date for use when purchasing tickets online.

Christmas Eve Worship at
First Plymouth Congregational Church
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Three worship services will be offered:

4:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant for Children, Youth, and Families.

7:00 p.m. A Quiet Service of Christmas: The Spoken Word, Carols, and Candlelight.

10:00 p.m. Celebrating Lessons and Carols with the First Plymouth Chancel Choir and Orchestra

Congregations Alive 3! at First Plymouth Church
Friday, February 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
United Church of Christ Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, February 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Worship with UCC President and General Minister

“Congregations Alive 3!”, the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ, presents a three day event for pastors, teachers, educators, and all interested lay people.

Kantorei
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
“Serenade to Music”
In praise of music, Kantorei celebrates the power that comes from within through the art form. Kantorei joins forces with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra to perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’, “Serenade to Music”, a breathtakingly beautiful work of art, as the pillar piece in the program. In addition the program offers Benjamin Britten’s, “A Hymn to St. Cecilia”, the patron saint to music.

Tickets will be available online at kantorei.org or at the door. First Plymouth members receive a 50% discount at the door and a discount code will be published in the Sunday morning bulletins several weeks prior to the concert date for use when purchasing tickets online.

Lenten Organ Concert Series, 2017
Tuesday Evenings throughout the Season of Lent
6:30 p.m. Organ Concert
7:45 p.m. Reception of Wine/Cheese/Breads/Meats

Each week features an artist/organist from the greater Denver area:

Tuesday, March 7
Benjamin Ehrlich
First Plymouth Congregational Church

Tuesday, March 14
Brian du Fresne
Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder

Tuesday, March 21
Daniel Romero
Church of the Ascension Episcopal

Tuesday, March 28
Dr. Martha Sandford-Heyns,
American Lutheran Church, and
First Presbyterian Church, of Grand Junction

Tuesday, April 4
Frank Perko III
First Plymouth Congregational Church

First Plymouth Chancel Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
“Messa da Requiem”, Giuseppe Verdi

The First Plymouth Chancel Choir and Orchestra invite you for our end of year celebration of music. This year’s spring concert will be one of the First Plymouth Chancel Choir’s most ambitious, exciting, and powerful events ever offered within the walls of First Plymouth. Along with guest soloists, Meagan Mahlberg, soprano, Sarah Barber McCurdy, mezzo-soprano, Alex Sierra, tenor, Thomas Sitzler, baritone, and featured orchestral artists, Sean Case, marimba, and Cheryl Saborsky, one of Colorado’s premier pianists, under the direction of Frank Perko III, Organist, and Director of Music, Arts, and Worship.

Reception to follow concert. Free will offering.

Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
“Music With Colorado Roots”

The RMFC will perform some works written by Colorado composers, and works that have an association with Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Flute Choir, known formerly as Alry Choir, has been in existence for over 30 years. The members volunteer their time to share the beauty of the flute, and flute choir literature with the public. They perform twice a year at First Plymouth Congregational Church, and also play for community and special events in the greater Denver area. For more information about the RMFC email fluterquirk@comcast.net.

Free will offering. Reception to follow the concert.

First Plymouth Chancel Choir
with Mark Hayes
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service

Internationally known and award-winning composer, arranger, concert pianist, and conductor, Mark Hayes will lead music, along with Frank Perko III, Director of Music, Arts, and Worship at First Plymouth Congregational Church, including the First Plymouth Chancel Choir, featuring music composed by Mr. Hayes. This will be a wonderful service of music and celebration, so please join us for worship at First Plymouth, for a day of music and inspiration.

Kantorei
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
“Hymns and Spirituals” with Mark Hayes
This is the final performance of Kantorei’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Rousing and contemplative, spirituals and hymns, Kantorei will feature guest artist Mark Hayes, an award-winning, internationally known  composer, arranger, concert pianist, and conductor.

Tickets will be available online at kantorei.org or at the door. First Plymouth members receive a 50% discount at the door and a discount code will be published in the Sunday morning bulletins several weeks prior to the concert date for use when purchasing tickets online.