By Dr. Dina Pannabecker Evans, Co-Director of Music
As we dream of what the church can become, and consider our vision of ministry, Brian Campbell, chair of the music committee, challenged Paul Tucker and me to develop a series of music events outside of the Sunday morning worship services. It was a joy-filled challenge, as we are so pleased to share our beautiful church home with others as we also work to meet the vision of ministry set out by the Board. It is also a goal of ours to bring a variety of music into the sanctuary and the chapel.
The Combs Chapel is now the home to the KC Guitar Society Casual Concert Series. The Guitar Society hosts a free monthly concert on a Sunday afternoon. While we are pleased to see church members there, it’s a thrill to see many people we don’t know becoming more familiar with our facilities and hospitality. We are grateful to John Lehoczky for making the initial contact. If you are interested in an intimate setting with gentle music, plan to attend one of these concerts in the future!
In October, we hosted the Allegro Choirs – a non-profit choral program for singers from the 3rd through 12th grade, representing more than 60 public and private schools in seven counties, as well as homeschooled singers. On Oct. 22, the sanctuary was filled with 250 singers and an audience of 800. We were able to share information about the church’s children’s and youth programs as the families departed. There are discussions underway for another concert here next November.
In addition to new connections, we are very pleased to continue an annual holiday tradition — the KC Brass Holiday Concert – on Tues., Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. We look forward to an evening of sacred and secular favorites, interspersed with the good-natured humor of the KC Brass.
All of these events, and more, can be found on the church website at: ccccckc.org/music-events/
Please consider inviting your family, friends, and neighbors as we extend our hospitality to our musical colleagues in the region!