This musical program celebrates the 300th birthday of Charles Wesley. The life story of Charles Wesley is woven together with the lovely hymns he wrote. Charles was born December 18, 1707, the next to youngest of 19 children. Charles would be a preacher and the author of over six thousand hymns. These are the hymns and stories surrounding his life that are included in this special piano concert.
A Charge to Keep Have I
Jesus. Thv Blood and Righteousness (composed by his brother John).
And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
18 Variations on "O For a Tongues to Sing" (Written on the first anniversary of his conversion)
Arise. My Soul Arise
Jesus Lover of My Soul
Rejoice. The Lord is King
The 200th Birthday of
Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
The concert will include a variety of Fanny's beautiful piano works secured at the Mendelssohn Archives in Berlin. A few selections by her famous brother, Felix, will also be performed. Fanny Mendelssohn composed a lovely melody the day before she died that you will hear. It was inscribed on her tombstone and Gail Smith hand copied this song at the graveside in Germany. This concert will give a glimpse into the LIFE and MUSIC of Fanny Mendelssohn, a great woman composer.
Anna Magdalena Bach
Anna Magdalena Bach in Concert. To celebrate the life and music of the greatest composer that ever lived..
Johann Sebastian Bach
This concert will include the beautiful music Bach composed for his wife and twenty children. The amount of music Bach composed is overwhelming. He composed the famous "Goldberg" Variations for a wealthy insomniac to have played for him at night to help him relax and go to sleep. Audiences will be inspired and communities awakened to a new awareness of Bach's great legacy. Stories of Bach's life and music are woven together in an unforgettable concert the whole family will enjoy.