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Lancaster Brass Quintet

with the Sanctuary Choir, Derry Ringers, and Chrysalis Choir

4 pm Sunday, October 22

The fabulous Lancaster Brass Quintet -- including Derry Church's own Tracy Burke on trombone -- presents a mission benefit concert featuring a variety of exciting jazz, show tunes, sacred music, and original works for brass. The concert will also include music for organ and brass, with organist Sean McCarthy helping to raise the rafters. The concert will conclude with a blockbuster arrangement of the great hymn, Come, Christians, Join to Sing featuring the Quintet in combination with Derry Church’s Sanctuary Choir, Chrysalis Youth Choir, Derry Ringers and organ. 

 

Romantika

Yuko Naito-Gotay, violin
Sean McCarthy, organ and piano

4 pm Sunday, November 19

Violinist Yuko Naito-Gotay, one of New York’s most sought-after violinists, is a long-time chamber music partner of Sean McCarthy.  Together they have planned a program of music from the Romantic Period, with music for violin and organ by Josef Rheinberger, and César Franck’s Sonata in A major for violin and piano, a work regarded as perhaps the greatest violin masterpiece of the late 19th century.  Ms. Naito-Gotay has performed with many leading orchestras, including The New York City Opera Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The New York Pops, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. She has also enjoyed playing on Broadway for shows such as Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen, and currently, War Paint.

 

An American Christmas

Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra
Derry Ringers

Chrysalis Youth Choir
Celebration Children's Choir

7 pm Saturday, December 9 
4 pm Sunday, December 10

Derry’s popular annual Christmas Concert expands this season to include two opportunities for you and your family to experience An American Christmas. Come enjoy lively carols from colonial America, as might have been sung at Derry Church in the late 18th century, as well as shape-note folk carols from Southern Appalachia, such as I Wonder as I Wander that feature hammered dulcimer accompaniment. Classic spirituals like Mary Had a Baby, and Sweet Little Jesus Boy will also be featured, along with great arrangements of modern songs, including The Little Drummer Boy, Do You Hear What I Hear? and This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol). Derry’s handbell choir, the Derry Ringers, along with our children’s and youth choirs, will share the stage along with outstanding guest vocal soloists. 

 

Baroque Palace

Hershey Baroque Chamber Players
Sean McCarthy, Director

4 pm Sunday, March 4, 2018

Back by popular demand, the Hershey Baroque Chamber Players will present a concert of music drawn from the noble courts of 18th century Europe. The lively dance rhythms that dominated the musical entertainments at court still set our feet tapping!  You and your family will feel like royalty as you enjoy audience favorites such as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, to name just two of the “greatest hits” Sean McCarthy and his virtuoso ensemble have planned. 

 

Heroic Piano

Thomas Pandolfi, piano

4 pm Sunday, April 29, 2018 

Concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to Derry Church  with an exciting recital of masterpieces by Mozart, Liszt, and Chopin, including favorites such as Chopin’s “Revolutionary” Etude, and Polonaise in A-flat major, the “Heroic.”  Mr. Pandolfi has performed concert tours throughout the United States and Canada, and across the globe to China and Europe. His performances have garnered critical acclaim throughout the world for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Don’t miss it!