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CWC brahms bows 2008 | Concerts with a Cause
Concerts with a Cause brings prominent musicians to our community. Generous donors allow us to offer the concert series free of charge. At each concert, we collect a "love offering" - not for the performers - but for a local service organization.

Christianity has always been associated with great works of art and beauty, expressing the inexpressible and transcending the earthbound. It is our prayer that these concerts will help you find God here. As we gather, we also hope to benefit service organizations which are doing good work for the Kingdom of God in our community. Since its beginning in 2003, Concerts with a Cause has donated $138,690.75 to 39 organizations.

A professionally-staffed nursery is provided at each concert. A reception follows most concerts , excluding Christmas Eve, in our Fellowship Hall.
Manhattan Piano Trio + Flute | Concerts with a Cause
Concerts With a Cause 2013-14

 

September 15        David Higgs, concert organist      3:00 pm

 Higgs, chair of organ at the Eastman School of music,
returns to St. John 10 years after he played the inaugural concert for the
Dobson opus 78.  Join us for a celebratory concert and a 10th birthday party.
 
“…a carefree disdain of difficulty that was dazzling.” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer
“…a stunning recital…an effortless demeanor…” – The American Organist (national convention AGO, Denver)
 
The cause: Child Enrichment Inc.
  

November 3     Vega Quartet            3:00 pm

 The Vega String Quartet is on the cutting edge of the new generation of chamber music ensembles.
 
“...playing that had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along...” –The New York Times
“...abundant strengths...It glowed with musicality and balance...” – The Los Angeles Times
 
The cause: Christ Community Health Services
 

December 24   Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols  10:30pm

The Saint John Choirs and Orchestra     

The cause: The United Methodist Children’s Home
  

February 23     Baroque Chamber Music, featuring Bertamo    3:00 pm

 Augusta native Tish Berlin brings her early music ensemble, Bertamo, from California
and joins members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra.
 
This concert is offered in memory of Mary Lou Dennis.
 
The cause: New Bethlehem Community Center
 

March 23     What a Hoot!       3:00 pm

 Local musicians offer a delightful mix of witty instrumental and vocal music.
The centerpiece: six-hand piano music
by Rosalyn Floyd, Clara Park, and Martin David Jones
 
The cause: The Augusta Warrior Project
 
 
A bonus concert, not a part of the CWC season:

The St. Olaf Choir

Tuesday night, February 11, 7:30 pm    
 
The world-famous St. Olaf Choir, under the direction of Anton Armstrong,
performs in Augusta for the first time.
Tickets are required for this concert. 
Visit the St. Olaf site to purchase tickets:  stolaftickets.com
vega quartet | Concerts with a Cause
*Photo by Ed McCranie
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