upcoming music concerts & events!

2021–2022 MEETINGHOUSE CONCERT SERIES

Great music in Old Wethersfield's historic Meetinghouse.

All concerts are free, with a donation accepted at intermission.

joe russell in concert

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Joe Russell, organ,

with the First Church Choir

 

Live concerts return to First Church with a spectacular performance by organist Joe Russell, the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition Winner of the David C. Spicer Hymn Playing Prize.  In addition to his thrilling interpretations of concert repertoire, the program will showcase this young artist's inspiring accompaniments of beloved congregational hymns led by the First Church Choir.

What Sweeter Music

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM

featuring:

Carols and Lullabies: 

Christmas in the Southwest


First Church Choir, Soloists and Orchestra

under the direction of Sean McCarthy.


This program will feature original carols and carol arrangements by John Rutter, Stephen Paulus, Dan Forrest, and Dale Wood, including the premiere of a new carol by First Church of Christ's Director of Music, Sean McCarthy. The audience will be invited to join the choir in raising the rafters for some carol favorites arranged by David Willcocks.  


The second half of the concert will include Conrad Susa's Christmas masterpiece, Carols and Lullabies:  Christmas in the Southwest, a work that features traditional Spanish carols with guitar, harp, and marimba accompaniment.