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30 Years of Music in the City - Gala Festival of Sacred Music

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Event:  Music at Incarnate Word:  30 Years of Music in the City
            Gala Festival of Sacred Music
Address:  The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word
                        597 East Avenue, Rochester, New York  14607
                        (585) 244-6065
Event Date:  Sunday, October 10, 2010
Event Time:  7:00pm
Music at Incarnate Word:  30 Years of Music in the City
The Music Series at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word will celebrate its 30th anniversary during the 2010-11 season. The opening event will be a “Gala Festival of Sacred Music” featuring the Music Series founder, Rick Erickson; Incarnate Word’s former music director, James E. Bobb; and the current music director, Michael Unger.  The evening will showcase hymns and organ music highlighting Incarnate Word’s two organs (1964 Holtkamp and 1869 Samuel Bohler), and Antonio Vivaldi’s sacred cantata, Nulla in mundo pax sincera, featuring Incarnate Word’s soprano soloist Elizabeth Phillips accompanied by an ensemble of baroque string players.  There is no admission charge; a free-will offering will be taken in support of the Music Series.  A reception will follow where all will be able to meet the evening’s artists.  Parking is available onsite, and the building is accessible for the physically challenged.
Throughout its thirty year history, Music at Incarnate Word:  30 Years of Music in the City (formerly known as Second Sundays…Plus) has presented monthly choral Vespers services, Bach cantatas and other special musical events featuring local, national and international musicians.  Series founder, Rick Erickson, is currently the Cantor and Organist at New York City’s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where he is the artistic director of the renowned Bach Vespers, currently in its 43rdseason.  James E. Bobb is currently the Minister of Music at The First Congregational Church in Columbus, Ohio.  Elizabeth Phillips has been the soprano soloist at Incarnate Word since 1996, and performs frequently as a soloist and ensemble musician throughout Rochester and western New York State.  Michael Unger has worked as Incarnate Word’s Director of Music since October 2009.  Originally from Toronto, Canada, he has won awards in numerous national and international organ competitions, and is currently completing doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music.
Contact:  Michael Unger, Director of Music, The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word
(585) 244-6065
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