Methodist Church plans busy concert season

Starting Thursday, Oct. 29, First United Methodist Church of Burlington will present free half hour varied musical programs at 12:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Here is a chance to have a relaxing and refreshing noon hour in our beautiful sanctuary on Winooski Avenue at Buell Street, one block off Burlington's main pedestrian street.

Oct. 29: Hymn Sing, conducted by Chuck Pippinger and George Matthew Jr. "Requests Invited." George Matthew Jr., Minister of Music of FUMC will present the following series of organ recitals:

Nov. 5: Organ Recital of works for Reformation Day, Halloween, and All Saints' Day. Pieces by John Knowles Paine, Richard Arnell, Leon Boellmann, Gardner Read, and Claude Murphree.

Nov. 12: A Centennial Organ Recital. Works of Felix Mendelssohn, born 1809, and Gaston Litaize, born 1909.

Nov. 19: A Thanksgiving Organ Recital. Works by American Composers Seth Bingham, Eric De Lamarter, and John Knowles Paine, and Belgian composer Flor Peeters.

Nov. 21: A Thanksgiving concert by the Middlebury College/Community Chorus, with Jeff Rehbach, conductor and George Matthew Jr., accompanist, will be held at 7 p.m. The 110-member chorus will sing works by Handel, Mendelssohn, William Matthias, John Rutter, and other contemporary composers.

Dec. 3: Advent Organ Recital. A selection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century Advent pieces by Russian, Scandinavian, German, and American composers.

Dec. 10: Concert of works for oboe, English horn, and organ. Featuring Nadine Carpenter, woodwind instructor at UVM.

Dec. 17: Christmas/Advent/Hannukah vocal music. Presented by students of Julia Blocksma.

Dec. 24: A selection of unusual Christmas organ music by 18th century composers D'Aquin, Balbastre, and Dandrieu and 20th century composers Andre Fleury and Pietro Yon.

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