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Essex Community concerts set for new season

The Goff Brothers will perform Friday, June 14, at the Essex Community Church.

The Goff Brothers will perform Friday, June 14, at the Essex Community Church.

— Music will again flow from the Essex Community Church as the annual summer concert series returns.

The 2013 Essex Community Concerts, held mostly at the church, will kick off next Friday, June 14, with the Goff Brothers, which consists of Essex siblings Mitchell (violin and piano), Matthew (cello), Jonathan (piano) and Joseph (violin and piano) at 7 p.m.

“Three of these young men play the piano, two play the violin, and one the cello, all at the level of the Vermont Youth Orchestra,” committee member Jim Davis said. “Jonathan also plays percussion instruments, including drums, and Matthew and Joseph are now learning guitar. You will be impressed not only by the quality of their musicianship, but by the fact that they quite obviously enjoy the music and each other so thoroughly.”

Director Peggy Staats said the Goff Brothers are donating their time and talent to the Essex Community Concert Series as a fundraiser. Recommended donations for the concert are $10 for adults.

“All proceeds go to the Essex Community Concert Series to aid in the mission of providing opportunities for are music lovers to enjoy excellent musical performances in the beautiful Essex Community Church,” Staats said.

The series will continue with a number of special concerts throughout the summer, along with the Mid-Day concerts, which will be held on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. from July 11 through Aug. 15.

On Friday, July 4, Carol Williams will be playing the “Warren Cross” organ.

“Some events will specifically feature the organ at the Essex Community Church,” Davis said. “The organ was made in the Netherlands specifically for this church and is ‘voiced’ annually by the maker of the instrument who comes, ‘across the pond,’ for that purpose. Whenever that organ is featured, we will have a world-class performer at the keyboard and foot-pedals.”

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