CONCERT SERIES — 2017-18 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 4 PM Annual Christmas Concert Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham Choral works including: There Is No Rose by Philip Stopford and Lullee, Lullay by Peter Niedmann Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, Conductor First Church Choir, Cantata Singers and Carol Choir Brass and Organ SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 | 4 PM Super Bell XXVI First Church Handbell Choirs plus a guest handbell choir: A truly spectacular event! Dave Harris of The Raleigh Ringers, Guest Clinician and Cunductor Individual, group and combined ringing, including the Henderson Trio SUNDAY, MARCH 25 | 4 PM Palm Sunday Lenten Memorial Concert Featuring our First Church choirs and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble, with Marcia LaReau, Guest Conductor. SEE DETAILS AT RIGHT >>>> ON MOBILE? SCROLL DOWN All concerts are open to the public. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering is received at each event. Childcare is available for those up to 8 years of age, unless noted otherwise. Questions? Please call 860.529.1575 x209. * * * Crown of ThornsCrown of Hope PALM SUNDAY LENTEN MEMORIAL CONCERT SUNDAY, MARCH 254:00 PMFirst Church ChoirsConnecticut Virtuosi Chamber EnsembleMarcia LaReau, Guest Conductor We invite everyone to attend this deeply moving and sacred concert on Palm Sunday, March 25, at 4:00 p.m. The season of the Resurrection is here! The Palm Sunday concert’s mood will be set by a haunting choral chant, followed by Barber’s Adagio for Strings—a contemplation of Christ’s sufferings. Then Pastor Deryk will serve as our narrator and lead us through Lenten Canticles, a service commemorating the steps of Christ that bring us face-to-face with our hope of salvation! Finally, Brahms’s How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place will surround us with the tangible proclamation of our future hope. Will you be with us? Join us in the singing of the time-tested hymns of Holy Week. Hear both new and familiar music to delve deeper into Christ. And be sure to bring your friends and family.