Beverly Butts, clarinetist • Jennifer Groves, soloist • Sean McCarthy, accompanist
4 pm Sunday, November 18, 2018
In the last years of his life, Brahms fell in love one last time: with the clarinet! His Sonata in E-flat contains some of most beautiful melodies you’ll ever hear, performed by superb clarinetist Beverly Butts. Toward the end of his life, Schubert wrote his very last song cycle, the beloved Swan Songs sung here by acclaimed New York-based soprano Jennifer Groves.
Christmas in Ireland
Sanctuary Choir, Children's Choir, Orchestra and Handbells
4 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018
The second half of the program features highlights from Handel’s Messiah, which premiered in Dublin. Sharing the stage will be Derry’s 45-voice Sanctuary Choir, the Derry Ringers handbell choir and Derry’s youth and children’s choirs. An outstanding orchestra provides accompaniment.
Scott Thornburg, trumpet • Yuko Naito-Gotay, voilin • Hershey Baroque Chamber Players
4 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019
Get ready for a sparkling program of concertos for trumpet and violin by Bach, Handel, Corelli, and Telemann! The pyrotechnics will include Handel’s Suite in D major for trumpet, strings, and continuo, Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto in D major, and Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major. Don’t miss this chance to hear the HBCP bring the “greatest hits” of the 18th century to life!
Joseph Kingma, piano
4 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019
One of America’s most exciting emerging artists -- and a Hershey native -- Joseph Kingma was winner of the First Prize in the 2017 American Liszt Society International Piano Competition. “Mr. Kingma’s playing exemplified everything that a recital performance should be: thrilling virtuosity and eloquent lyricism. He was able to communicate all the passion and dramatic power of the music, but never at the expense of clarity and beauty of tone.”
Arts Alive! was created to provide a series of cultural programs which enlighten, inspire and entertain through music, educational speakers, theological forums and other cultural arts programs.
No tickets or reservations needed for most events. A free-will offering supports Arts Alive programming.
Programs subject to change: check this page or call the church office at 717-533-9667 prior to attending