Music of Grace
A Message from Heather Adelsberger
Director of Music Ministries:
Elizabeth Hill performs music of Florence Price and William Grant Still
Sunday, September 20
Our 2020-2021 season opens with a program of works for solo piano, featuring Artist-In-Residence, Elizabeth G. Hill. A recognized leader in contemporary music advocacy, Elizabeth has performed across the U.S. and Europe in service of her life’s work: joining cultures together through music.
The Creation Story as told by the “King of Instruments”
Grab a virtual front row seat next to Director of Music Ministries, Heather Adelsberger for a tour of Grace’s three manual pipe organ. Young readers from Grace’s Sunday School program narrate the Genesis story as the organ’s varied sound palette depicts the unfolding of God’s creation.
Lesson and Carols
Lectors and members of the Grace Church Music Ministry offer a traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in a digitally combined seasonal offering.
A program of art, readings, and music inspired by lullabies from around the world. The program will feature the premiere of a new chamber work by Anthony R. Green.
Black History Month Composer Spotlight
Enjoy a brief documentary-style presentation illustrating our spotlighted composer’s previously neglected story and highlighting their notable contributions to the classical music scene.
The Atlantic Reed Consort
Since 2010, The Atlantic Reed Consort has endeavored to present chamber music in widely appealing and unexpected formats. The reed quintet of oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon embraces contemporary genres and adds a new twist to classical repertoire. This performance will feature works of African-American composers Jesse Montgomery and Adolphus Hailstork, and a collaboration with The Dissonance Dance Theatre.
Ceylon Mitchell and his Afro-Latin Chamber Project
The acclaimed Afro-Latino Ensemble (flute, piano, guitar, cello, percussion, and cavaquinho) demonstrates the unique development of Western-European classical flute music in the Latin American countries of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Brazil. The ensemble’s founder, flutist Ceylon Mitchell II, was recently awarded a 2019 Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Artist Fellowship Grant.
Throughout the Year
Nov 15 – All Saints’ | March 21 – Lenten | April 18 – Eastertide
The beloved institution of Evensong is considered the summit of choral activities in the Episcopal Church and contributes richly to the Anglican Church’s treasury of hymnody and canticles. Join us to commemorate holy days and celebrate liturgical seasons throughout the year
From the Artistic Director
Performing artists are rallying to reimagine concert attendance in unprecedented times. Ever seeking innovative ways to expand our audience, the Music of Grace Concert Series offers its 2020-21 season entirely via virtual platforms. Tune in and…
It is our series’ mission to feature appealing programming in a variety of styles, proudly reflecting the diversity that defines our parish community. This season’s interdisciplinary offerings range from world premieres to the grand tradition of Anglican sacred music.
Music of Grace is an outgrowth of the vibrant, intergenerational music ministry at Grace Church. You’ll recognize the familiar faces of talented parishioners collaborating through the medium of technology.
Be part of a larger movement that is redefining the traditional concert venue. Support your local arts scene so that future live events can be made available to a wider community of concertgoers.
While larger venues have cancelled entire seasons, the music-loving community at Grace Church has an opportunity to effect change.
Your financial support throughout this virtual season ensures that music will again ring out within the walls of our beloved sanctuary. Hasten the day when we may gather again to hear it!