Holiday Touchstones


Event details

  • Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, 3 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St., Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

(Kansas City, MO – November 12, 2012) Fine Arts Chorale will present “Holiday Touchstones” at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kansas, on December 16, 2012 at 3:00 P.M, featuring guest organist, Geoffrey Wilcken, of Lawrence.

This acclaimed program is based on ancient carols and hymns, including Coventry Carol, and Away in a Manger. Fine Arts Chorale will perform each tune in arrangements by composers representing periods from the Renaissance to 21st Century, and Wilcken will play an arrangement of the tune for organ. The program will also include literature that combines choir and organ, such as Phillip Ledger’s “Still, still, still,” and Wilcken’s arrangement of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

Other featured composers include Chester Alwes, Harold Darke, H. C. Stewart and Ola Gjeilo.

Concert admission is free, but an offering will be taken by the church, which will also provide a reception following the concert.

Terri Teal has been Music Director and Conductor of Fine Arts Chorale since 1992. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (choral conducting) from the University of Kansas. She is a member of the music faculty at Johnson County Community College, directing choirs and teaching music theory. She currently sings with Te Deum. Geoffrey Wilcken is Music Director at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. He holds a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Kansas. A composer since the age of 10, Wilcken composes and arranges music for many local churches and ensembles. He is an adjunct professor and accompanist at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, and regularly accompanies individuals and ensembles in jazz and classical genres. Fine Arts Chorale was founded in 1972 to enrich our community through beautiful choral music.


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