St. Matthew Concert Series

organ-vertical_7428x-stainglass-vertical-low-resWe are pleased to announce the following line-up of upcoming concerts to be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.  All will in some way involve the Austin pipe organ, one of the ten largest pipe organs in the world.  The instrument, which recently has undergone a major five-year renovation, has been played by many of the world’s finest organists and is notable in the history of organ building. Several recordings have been made on the organ and the instrument can be heard regularly in worship, as well as in concerts, tours for children, Christmas Concerts, bus tours and programs for retirement homes.

Upcoming Concert Schedule

    • Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault, Organists, Cancelled - October 22
    • Christopher Houlihan, Organist, New York, New York — Sunday, November 19 - 4:00 p.m.

Free tickets for the Christopher Houlihan concert can be ordered beginning October 16 and will be mailed out by November 6. Order by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the attention of "November Concert," 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA, 17331. Please note the number of tickets desired.

    • Christmas at St. Matthew, Scott G. Fredericks, Organist, with Jeanie Mummert Kent, Soloist and Charmian Noel, Violin — Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for the Christmas Concerts are $7 per ticket and can be ordered by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with a check to "Christmas Concerts," 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA, 17331. Checks should be made out to "St. Matthew Lutheran Church," with "Christmas Concerts" in memo line. Please indicate which date you prefer. Ticket requests will be accepted beginning October 1.

  • Joseph Martin, Mary McDonald and Lee Denger , “Faith and Freedom Concert” — Friday, January 12 - 7:00 p.m. Free tickets are required for this event.
    This concert of patriotic and Americana music is part of the 2 – day Shawnee Press “Music in the Valley” Choral Director’s Session. The public is invited to the concert.
  • Annual Puppet Marathon with St. Matthew Mini-Ministers, Deb Smith, Director — Sunday, February 11 - 2 - 4 p.m. No tickets are required for this event.
    A great family event in Fellowship Hall – come and go as your time allows
  • Adam Brakel, Organist, Tampa, Florida — Sunday, April 8 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Ken Cowan & Bradley Welch, Duo-Organists, Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas — Sunday, October 21-4:00 p.m

PAST CONCERTS

  • Richard Elliott, Organist, Mormon Tabernacle — Sunday, October 23, 3 pm. Free tickets required. Tickets are no longer available.
  • Peter Richard Conte, Organist, Macy's (originally Wanamaker's), Philadelphia — Sunday, November 20, 4:00 pm. Free tickets required. No longer available.
    Mr. Conte is the organist at Macy’s (old Wanamaker’s) – Philadelphia and Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, Pa.
  • Joseph Martin & Friends — Friday, January 13, 2017, 7:30 pm.
    Program, with Sue Martin, Heather Sorenson, Brad Nix, Steve Roddy and a workshop choir, includes piano, vocal and choral music as part of the 2-day Shawnee Press “Music in the Valley” Choral Director’s Session.
  • Annual Puppet Marathon with St. Matthew Mini-Ministers Puppets, Deb Smith, Director.  — Sunday, February 12, 2017,  2-4 pm. No tickets required
    A great family event in Fellowship Hall  – come and go as time allows.
  • Monte Maxwell, Organist and Director of Chapel Music, United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD  — Sunday, April 23, 4:00 pm. No tickets available.
  • Jeanie Mummert Kent Vocal Concert — Sunday, May 7, 4:00 pm. Accompanists Julie Bruckhart and Renee Heiser. Duet with Tim Kent, who will accompany on guitar.  Doors open at 3:30 pm. No tickets are needed. Free-will offering.
  • The King’s Brass and Tim Zimmerman with Karen Buckwalter, Organist — Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4:00 pm
    Nine member professional brass ensemble from Fort Wayne, Indiana, with Karen Buckwalter, organist, composer, accompanist, handbell clinician, from Sebring, Florida.

 

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