FINE ARTS CONCERT SERIES 2016-2017
 
First United Methodist Church, lead by Dr. Jim Culver, Director of Music, presents an exciting concert series in a beautiful historic space with great acoustics. Parking is available in the church parking lot and the city parking garage across the street (free on Sunday). Doors open one hour before the concert.
 
 
chorusofthekeysCHORUS OF THE KEYS
Sunday
Nov. 20, 2016
4:00 p.m.
 

The close harmony of men’s voices…what could be better! The Chorus of the Keys are versatile and award-winning singers who always deliver the goods.   From boisterous ditties to soothing ballads, they sing the songs we want to hear. Come and be thrilled by their beautiful singing.

choir_messiahMESSIAH
Sunday
Nov. 20, 2016
4:00 p.m.

As part of the 10:30 worship service, we offer this concert of the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved Messiah, performed by choir, soloists and orchestra. Be sure to share this beautiful Christmas gift with a friend.

sarasota-studio-artistsSARASOTA OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS
Sunday
Jan. 22, 2017
4:00 p.m.
One of our most popular concerts!  We present the Sarasota Opera Studio Artists – the opera stars of tomorrow – here, in a concert of exciting arias and show tunes.  We will likely play to a packed house and a standing ovation.  As always, we open the doors at 3:00.
barbary-coastBARBARY COAST DIXIELAND BAND
Sunday
Feb. 26, 2017
4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
With nine recent standing-room-only appearances on our series, the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has delighted our audiences with sterling performances of golden oldies and their toe-tappin’-brand of Dixieland jazz.  You will not want to miss this event.  Bring everyone you know; they’ll all love it!  Note that we have added an extra evening performance.  Come twice!
ditchfield_family_singersTHE DITCHFIELD FAMILY SINGERS
Sunday
Mar. 12, 2017
4:00 p.m.
The Ditchfield Family Singers are beloved in the area – offering a wonderful blend of variety, entertainment, comedy, and heart-felt emotion.  This is their fourth visit on our series – each time to standing-room only audiences!  They are THAT good!
THE JACOBITESjacobites
Sunday
Apr. 2, 2017
4:00 p.m.
 
The Jacobites are not your grandma’s pipe band!  A joy-filled afternoon with everything from Celtic, country, calypso, rock, gospel, to classical, Americana and sing-along.  The bagpipes and drums are the heart of this fun-loving group of musicians but the band also includes fiddles, brass, guitars, keyboard, vocalists and Highland dancers.  Come and be part of the fun!
finearts3FAURE’S REQUIEM
Sunday
Apr. 9, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Enhance your Holy Week experience as we deliver the shimmering and luminous beauty of Faure’s Requiem, a masterpiece of utter serenity.  This will add to the beauty of our Palm Sunday 10:30 a.m. services.  We are performing with soloists, chorus, and orchestra.

2017 Faure’s Requiem

 

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The Fine Arts Concert Series relies on the support of its audience.  If you would like to become a supporter of our series, we invite you to join our list of donors.
 
The five donor categories are:
 
Angels                           $25-99
Archangels                 $100-249
Seraphim                    $250-499
Guardian Angels       $500-1499
Co-sponsor        $1500 or more
 
All monies go directly to support this Concert Series and are tax deductible.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Culver at (941) 747-4406.