2016-2017 Vesper Concert Series

Fretwork

The world-renowned viol consort present their unique version of the ever popular In Nomine, where the Gloria tibi trinitas plainchant is played in long, equal notes, set against wildly different music.  Fretworks will perform their two versions from Nico Muhly and Gavin Bryars.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
5:00 p.m.

 

all saints with philip walsh

The original British guest artist returns to conduct the All Saints Concert 20 years after his last appearance. This serene work provides the centerpiece for a concert to honor those who have gone before us.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

5:00 PM

 

christmas Concert

The FUMC Chancel Choir and chamber orchestra will perform this year's Christmas concert. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

5:00 PM

 

David brandon with Jared Brandon

David Brandon will perform a variety of classical guitar styles from his three recordings, including  music from Virtuoso Duets (EMI) and the live premiere of Sketches of Newport.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
5:00 p.m.

 

Easter with Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith presents an exciting program of German, French, and American organ music drawing on themes from Easter week.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
5:00 p.m.

 

GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE:
AN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

The FUMC Chancel Choir and Westwinds Brass Band present a concert of patriotic favorites followed by an old-fashioned hot dog and ice cream picnic.

Sunday, July 2, 2017
5:00 p.m.

 

 2015-2016 Vesper Concert Series has concluded:

 

AN ALL SAINTS CONCERT:
Tomas Luis da Victoria: Missa pro defunctis

The FUMC Chancel Choir sings Victoria’s Renaissance masterwork along with other music of remembrance and resurrection in celebration of All Saints Day.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015
5:00 p.m.

 

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Graham Ross, conductor

The incomparable English college chapel choir performs festive and meditative music for the Christmas Season.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

4:00 PM

 

WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR:
EPIPHANY PROCESSIONS AND CAROLS

FUMC choirs tell the story of the Nativity, the star, and the Magi in a traditional form of lessons and carols.

Sunday, January 3, 2015
5:00 p.m.

 

Chanticleer

Renowned the world over, the all-male “Orchestra of Voices” returns to the Vesper Concert Series.  

Sunday, January 17, 2016

5:00 PM

an organ recital by Jeffrey howard:
assisted by the fumc chancel choir

The former First United Methodist Church Guest Artist returns from Cardiff, Wales, to present a concert of works by Elgar, Parry, Bridge, Handel, Wesley and others.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
5:00 p.m.

GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE:
AN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

The FUMC Chancel Choir and Westwinds Brass Band present a concert of patriotic favorites followed by an old-fashioned hot dog and ice cream picnic

Friday, July 1, 2016
6:30 p.m.


ABOUT THE VESPER CONCERT SERIES

For more than 30 years, the Vesper Concert Series has presented the finest musicians from around the world and from our own community.  Performers have included Chanticleer, the Choir of Clare College--Cambridge, Gerre Hancock, the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, The Kings Singers, John Rutter, John Scott, the Choir of St. Thomas Church--New York City, Frederick Swann, the Vienna Boys Choir, Sir David Willcocks, and the Tallis Scholars. 

All events in our Vesper Concert Series are offered with free admission, as a ministry to the people of Lubbock and the South Plains.  

The Vesper Concert Series is made possible by the contributions of the FUMC FRIENDS OF MUSIC.  We invite you to join the Friends of Music, and we are grateful for financial gifts of any amount.  

To become a Friend of Music, contact FUMC Music Office: (806) 763-0781 or cmcgrath@fumc.com.