Programs

Music at Abington Calendar of Events

Welcome to the 48th Season, 2019-2020

Founded in 1972 Music at Abington is a musical arts series which brings outstanding professional musical programming to the Abington community for free. The concert series includes annual features of solo and chamber music, choral and instrumental programs, children's concerts and unique programs supported through free-will donations and patrons. Join us!

Live Stream Concerts

During the Novel Coronavirus distancing much of our shared community life has been interrupted. Music at Abington is beginning to host and explore opporutnities for our live music events to be shared online. The first of these took place May 15, 2020 and features the world premiere of a cello concerto by Peter Hilliard with Nick Hilliard in the soloist role. Check out that concert on our group Facebook page and watch for future programs. www.facebook.com/MusicAtAbington/live/

Friday, October 11, 7:30pm

Hickory Cathedral
Special Family Event

David Mahler and Paul Friesen-Carper are Hickory Cathedral, a hammered dulcimer and cello duo making their first appearance Music at Abington. In addition to featured duo works with international folk influences Hickory Cathedral will present several works with the added choral color of the Oratorio Choir.

Sunday, October 27, 4:00pm

Trick or Treat for Unicef Mini-Concert

Don a costume for this special community event for kids of all ages. Enjoy a mini-concert with friends of Music at Abington and APC youth and then Trick-or-Treat. Donations gratefully received for Unicef.

Friday, November 8, 7:30pm

Abington Symphony Orchestra with Timothy Schwarz, violin

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is a demanding musical journey of powerful, technical, and emotional playing for the soloist and the orchestra. These challenges are a perfect showcase for the brilliant playing of the Abington Symphony’s favorite soloist, Timothy Schwarz, in a much-anticipated return.

 

Sunday, December 15, 4:30 & 7:00pm

Christmas by Candlelight: Follow the Star

Join this annual community gathering to sing carols together and hear beautiful anthems from children, youth, and adult choirs, accompanied by orchestra, bells, and organ featuring a candlelight procession. Musical highlights include Rutter's "Star Carol" and an arrangement of "Star in the East" accompanied by hammered dulcimer.

Sunday, January 19, 3:00pm

Keith Spencer
We Shalll Not Be Moved: Songs and Speeches from the Civil Rights Movement

From the mournful call of the Negro spiritual to the cry of protest and purpose signifying the African-American experience from the mid-1950s to late 1960s, We Shall Not Be Moved presents the music that captured the essence and call of the Civil Rights Movement. Singer/Actor Keith Spencer presents this inspiring experience through popular songs and poignant readings associated with the Civil Rights.

 

Sunday, February 9, 3:00pm

Amoroso Trio Chamber Concert

Dominic Salerni, violin; Richard Amoroso, cello; and Asaki Nakagawa, piano; join their richly varied professional paths and skills in this program of piano trio literature by Mozart, Ravel, Handel, Smetana, and Debussy.

 

February, Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon

AGO Organ Recitals

Take a musical lunch break each Tuesday during February as area organists offer noon recitals. Each week features a different performer from the area presenting 40-minute recitals you can enjoy at midday.

 

Sunday, March 29, 4:00pm cancelled. Rescheduling of memorial reading in progress.

Annual Memorial Concert: Nelson Mass

Among Franz Joseph Haydn's greatest compositions, The "Mass in Troubled Times" (later known as the "Nelson" Mass) gives voice to thte fullest range of emotion and beauty as The Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir mark our annual tradition remembering loved ones with a musical tribute.

Sunday, April 26, 10:00am cancelled

Children's Choir Worship Musical

The children’s choirs of APC, directed by Ruth Ideen-Sall, lead worship within the regular service of worship at Abington Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, May 3, 7:00pm cancelled

Chapel Choir and Festive RingersTour Concert

Help to welcome home the youth singers and ringers of APC’s Chapel Choir and Festive Ringers from their annual spring tour. The concert features anthems, hymns, and arrangements which they share in outreach and concert settings before returning home to a welcoming crowd.

 

Friday, May 15, 7:30pm cancelled but replace by a recorded live-stream program on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MusicAtAbington/live/

Abington Symphony Orchestra
with Allen Krantz, guitar

The Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir take us on an international music tour. Our regular community ensembles welcome guitar soloist Allen Krantz as well as solo appearances by ASO cellist and graduating senior Nicolas Hilliard and APC organist Sean Burns in this festive season culmination.

Tuesday, June 23, 7:30pm

Silent Movie event featuring Brett Miller, organist

A celebrated annual event with an audience of all ages, we will share again a night of fun featuring Buster Keaton's classic silent film "Sherlock Jr." accompanied by live music by Brett Miller from the organ. Bring your own laughter, but popcorn and lemonade are supplied.

 

 

 

Music at Abington Background

 

Music at Abington was founded in 1972 by G. Stanley Powell, Minister of Music Emeritus.  As a concert series, Music at Abington brings outstanding professional musical programming to the Abington community for free.  The series has grown to include annual features of solo and chamber music, choral and instrumental programs, children's concerts and other unique programs all supported through free-will donations and patrons of the concert series.  Music at Abington builds community relationships by offering childcare and public receptions at its programs, and it celebrates and features the community-based ensembles of Abington Presbyterian Church: the Abington Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Choir in orchestral programs and combined choral works.  The purpose of Music at Abington is to bring quality musical opportunities to the APC and Abington communities and through collaboration and musical excellence to "glorify God and refresh the soul" (-J. S. Bach).

 

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