Concert Series

Upcoming concerts . . .

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Manor Winds, Wind Quintet: Matthew Angelo, flute; Lauren Fairfull, oboe; Christy Banks, clarinet; Anne Nye, horn; and Robin Plant, bassoon

 A Lancaster-based ensemble, Manor Winds comprises of five musicians who come together to rehearse in a historic farm house on Manor Street. At home in traditional and non-traditional settings, Manor Winds strives for professional performances of both standard and modern wind quintet repertoire. Built upon friendships developed in the freelancing community, the group believes that quality chamber music should be readily available to the region's diverse population.

 Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Hershey Handbell Ensemble, Dr. Shawn Gingrich, director

 This locally-acclaimed group, will provide a concert of original music, arrangements of Christmas carols, and arrangements of classical music for handbells, playing on seven and a half octaves of handbells, six octaves of chimes, and various other instruments. The group has recorded 6 CDs that will be available for purchase.

 Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Mendelssohn Piano Trio: Peter Sirotin, violin; Fiona Thompson, cello; Ya-Ting Chang, piano

 Since its founding in 1997, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio has performed over 500 concerts in the US, Europe and Asia. The group has also recorded 15 CDs including most recently a cycle of the complete Haydn Piano Trios released on Centaur Records. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio's extensive repertoire of over 100 works embraces music from all periods of the genre's history.

 Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm - Gwendolyn Bowers, Mezzo Soprano

Gwendolyn Bowers, a versatile performer and native of Iowa, completed her undergraduate work in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music.  She went on to winning awards in such prestigious competitions as the Enrico Caruso International Voice Competition, Chicago’s WGN Auditions of the Air, The Metropolitan Opera Regionals as well as receiving a five-year grant from the William Mattheus Sullivan Foundation in New York.  Ms. Lentz was also awarded a two-year apprenticeship with Houston Grand Opera Studio.  In the title role of Houston’s production of Dido and Aeneas the Houston Chronicle wrote”…the best singing in Sunday’s performance came from Gwendolyn Lentz, who played the title role…”  Gwendolyn went on to do numerous performances as Cherubino with Texas Opera Theater’s touring production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Gwendolyn’s talents have taken her to Japan and Australia for concert recitals.  In 2008 she sang the role of Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera with Des Moines Metro Opera.

 Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Alex Ashman, Organist

A native of Mount Union Pennsylvania, Alex Ashman is a graduate of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He will complete a masters degree in organ performance in May 2019 at Rutger’s University.

Other Special Concerts

The Hershey Community Chorus will present their concerts in our Sanctuary on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm and on Friday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00pm.