Hancock Concert Series Spring 2015

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Lexington Interfaith Choral Festival
Sunday, April 12, at 3:00pm

10 choirs from Lexington will be raising their voices together in the 10th Annual Lexington Choral Festival on Sunday, February 8th at 3:00 p.m. hosted by Hancock Church. This year’s Festival features choirs from 10 area churches and temples with over 200 singers participating. Admission is free and open to the public.

Participating this year are choirs from Church of Our Redeemer Episcopal, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Baptist Church, Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington United Methodist Church Sacred Heart Church, St. Brigid Church, Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, and Trinity Covenant Church. Each choir will sing 2-3 numbers of their own choosing, then all the choirs will join in a mass performance of theSanctus from the Requiem by Gabriel Faure. The performance is approximately 90 minutes in length. A reception will follow.

The concert will take place at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the church, around the Battle Green, and just down the street at St Brigid Church.

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Gospel Night @the Well!
Sunday, April 12 at 6:00pm in Clark Hall
(Evening Worship @the Well)

Please join us the Second Sunday of Easter on April 12 for a special Gospel Night at Worship @the Well. The New England Gospel Ensemble provides a night of rousing music to celebrate the resurrection! Evening Worship @the Well is a family friendly worship service in an intimate and informal atmosphere. Communion is open to all and served at every service.

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Patriot’s Day Concert
12th Annual Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American Music
Monday, April 20, 11:15-12noon

Patriot’s Day Concert- The Handbell Program at Hancock Church presents their 12th Annual Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American Music in the sanctuary on Monday April 20, 2015 at 11:15- 12noon. The music is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. You’ll find yourself swaying to upbeat music of America, including patriotic favorites, spirituals, marches, movie tunes, and music of George Gershwin. Suggested donation is $3 per person to benefit the Handbell Scholarship Fund. Come sit down and enjoy this fun concert carefully timed to follow the morning Road Race and before Paul Revere arrives at the Minuteman statue. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Questions- 781-862-4220 orhandbells@hancockchurch.org.

Cantata Sunday
Sunday, May 3, 10am
(Sunday Morning Worship)

The Hancock Chancel Choir and Ensemble will present works by Leonard Bernstein, including the during morning worship on Sunday, May 3 at 10am. Chichester Psalms is a joyous and moving work that will be accompanied by harp, organ, and percussion. Also being presented will be the Gloria Tibi from Bernstein’s Mass, sung by the church’s children’s choir the Hancock Choristers, along with additional works. The service is free and open to all, regardless of denomination or faith. The church is fully handicap accessible and free parking is available.

A Joyful Noyse: Music at the Court of Ferrarra
Saturday, May 9, 7:30pm

A survey of music heard at the court of Ferrara, Italy from Dufay and Josquin to the emergence of the extraordinary trio of women musicians known as the Concerto delle Donne.  With background and commentary by musicologist Dr. Teresa Neff. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA

Suggested $10 donation to support Hancock Cantata Fund