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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Two Plainfield concerts offered Sunday



Plainfielders looking for a musical respite will have two opportunities Sunday afternoon. Alas, you will not be able to do both.

CRESCENT CONCERTS: Festival Of Organists

You won't be disappointed at this annual extravaganza of organ music offered by Crescent Concerts and performed on the outstanding G.F. Adams organ at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.
This year's performers are --
  • Mark Pacoe, Director Music, St. Malachy's Church (The Actors' Chapel), NYC
  • Robert Gangewere, Organist and Choirmaster, Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield
  • Preston Dibble, Music Director, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair
  • Joseph Arndt, Organist and Choirmaster, Grace Episcopal Church, Newark
  • Ryan Malone, Organist, Church of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield
The Concert is at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue. 3:00 PM, Sunday. Ticket available at the door: $20/Person, $15/Seniors, $5/Students. For more information on Crescent Concerts, visit their website here.
TIM KEYES CONSORT: St. Patrick's Breastplate

Many Plainfielders are also familiar with the Tim Keyes Consort, which has performed often in the Queen City in recent years. This Sunday's program will feature a work by Keyes for soloists, chorus and orchestra, 'St. Patrick's Breastplate'. The poem is attributed to St. Patrick and is familiar to Anglicans as the hymn 'I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity'.
The Consort, directed by Keyes and assisted by Eliza Rus, is comprised of professional and amateur singers and musicians from central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Solists for Sundays program are Victoria Lotkowicz of Edison, soprano; Daria Dragon of Readington, alto; Justin Connors of Hopelawn, tenor; and Gary Gavula of Trenton, baritone.
The concert will be take place at the Church of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Stanislaus Kostka, beginning at 4:00 PM Sunday. A free-will offering will be taken. The church is located at 1235 George Street at the corner of Emerson Avenue (one block east of Leland Avenue). Parking is available in the church lot across George Street. For more information, visit the Tim Keyes Consort website here.




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