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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 2014-15

 Pledge Form 2014

 CWC brochure 2014-15

September 21       Chelsea Chen, concert organist      3:00 pm

This young, Juilliard and Yale-educated organist is a bright new light in the organ world.

“…utterly engaging…eye-popping contrapuntal clarity… not all organists have her delicacy,

her ability to paint a line with a poetic brush stroke before – or after – she lets rip.”

-Los Angeles Times, November 2008 Disney Hall performance review

The cause: Storyland Theatre

 

October 12        The Swingle Singers        4:00 pm

For half a century, the Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve.

Their vocal agility and blend have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe.

Five decades on from their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album Jazz Sebastian Bach in 1963,

today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon.

These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion.

The cause: The Imperial Community Theatre, Inc.

 

November 16     Vega Quartet with pianist William Ransom     3:00 pm

CWC 2013-14 audiences begged for more. 

The Vega String Quartet returns, this time with William Ransom.

The music simply took over and created a space of its own. The musicians played with a deceptive fluidity

that made difficult passages seem childlike in their straightforwardness.

Big, strong playing...excellent ensemble. Crisp, clear precision.  -The New York Times

The cause: The Maxwell Theatre Project

 

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

The Saint John Choirs and orchestra    

The cause: The United Methodist Children’s Home

 

January 18     Millikin University Choir    4:00 pm

“…Millikin's performances are profound… This is music making of the highest order,

and the Millikin Choir continues to set the standard at virtually every ACDA event at which they perform…

The audience roared with applause.” – 2011 American Choral Directors National Conference review

The cause: The Jessye Norman School of the Arts

 

March 8     Faure Requiem and organist Jared Johnson       3:00 pm

The St. John Choir and members of Symphony Orchestra Augusta offer Faure’s Requiem for Lent.

Jared Johnson, canon organist and choirmaster of Trinity Cathedral, Columbia,

performs a solo organ concert and accompanies the beloved choral work.

The cause: The Miller Theatre

vega quartet | Concerts with a Cause
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