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Keyboards for Christmas Concert

Central Christian Church, Springfield, MO
December 13, 2020
CCS License #: 1668445
THE PRELUDE – Performed by Central Christian Handbell Choir
“Good King Wenceslas” arr. Anna Laura Page
“What Child Is This?” arr. Barbara Baltzer Kinyon
“Sussex Carol” arr. Terry Osman
“O Come, Little Children” arr. Susan E. Geschke

*HYMN “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ADESTE FIDELES

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” arr. Bill Wolaver - performed by Gwen Frazier Thomas
“Joy to the World” arr. Bradley Jent – performed by Bradley Jent
“Still, Still, Still” arr. Stephen Nielson – performed by Steve Sherrill
“Minuet” from Christmas Suite arr. Alec Rowley – performed by Erin Hall
“Angels We Have Heard on High” arr. Bradley Jent – performed by Bradley Jent


“Sing We Now of Christmas” arr. Diane Bish – performed by Hayden Vaughn
“Shepherds & Angels” arr. Pat Pennel – performed by Dorothy Thurman & Carma Weinman
“Festivity on ‘Here We Come A Caroling’” arr. Douglas E. Wagner – performed by Robert C. Johnson
“Away in a Manger” arr. Donald P. Hustad – performed by Mark Bowdidge & Lisa Christenson
“Variations sur “In Dulci Jubilo” arr. Denis Bedard – performed by Vicky Claborn

*HYMN “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” MENDELSSOHN

Mid-Town Concert Series
November 1, 2020

Mid-Town Concert Series a ministry of Central Christian Church presents the Sixth Annual Garner Phillips Memorial Organ Concert featuring Vicky Claborn

Part I
The Star-Spangled Banner arr. by Virgil Fox
A Song of Sunshine by Alfred Hollins
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 656 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Dance Suite by Noel Rawsthorne
March-On Ilkley Moor
Dancing Feet
Waltz Danse de Papillons
Line Dance

Part II
Variations on “The Church in the Wildewood” by Marianne Kim
Selections from Jesus Loves Me, This I Know by Janet Linker
Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
O Come, Little Children
Children of the Heavenly Father
Jesus Loves the Little Children
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho arr. By Joe Utterback
The Stars and Stripes Forever arr. By E. Power Biggs
Bonnie Kimbrough, piccolo
The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present organist Vicky Claborn in concert onSunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in a program titled Just for Fun featuring audience favorites from the organ repertoire.  Mrs. Claborn, organist of Central Christian Church, earned her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance in 2011 from Missouri State University.  In addition to her duties at Central Christian she is a staff accompanist and adjunct professor of music at College of the Ozarks.
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Sarah Morris is currently working on her second master’s degree in piano pedagogy at TCU. She earned her initial master’s degree in piano performance at TCU while studying with Mr. Harold Martina and graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Evangel University, where she studied with her father. Throughout her career, Sarah has been awarded multiple prizes, including first runner-up at the MMTA Collegiate Piano Competition, finalist in the Delta Symphony Concerto Competition, second prize in TCU’s Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Recital, Top Ten at the National Fine Arts Festival three years in a row, and Outstanding Senior Musician and Outstanding Senior in Performance during her undergraduate studies. She was also a featured soloist with the Evangel University Orchestra, and she and her father have performed several concerts as the Morris Piano Duo.
When she is not playing piano, Sarah is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and holds over ten national titles and four world championship medals in martial arts competition.
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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the fifth annual Keyboards a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  This festive concert will feature a wide variety of beloved Christmas hymns and carols using various combinations of two grand pianos and organ and an audience carol sing.  An extended prelude featuring the Central Christian Handbell choir will begin at 2:50 p.m.


The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, in partnership with the Springfield Missouri chapter of the American Guild of Organists, presents organist Dr. Melody Turnquist-Steed in concert on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m..  Until 2017 Dr. Steed was an Associate Professor of Music, College Organist, and Assistant Academic Dean at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.  Dr. Steed has performed on regional and national conventions of the AGO and the International Trumpet Guild.


The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the Song & Larsen Duo on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  Chi Young Song, violin, and Josquin Larsen, viola, first began performing together as a duo while students at the Boston Conservatory.  Their collaboration has led to performances throughout the United States.  Dr. Song currently holds the position of Coordinator of Strings and Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Arkansas State University, Mr. Larsen serves as Lecturer in Viola at the University of Arkansas.

MTCS November 4 Bradley Jent

Mid-Town Concert Series Presents
The Fourth Annual Garner Phillips Memorial Organ Concert
featuring Bradley Jent, Organist

Christian Copyright Solutions License #: 1668445

All selections arranged by Bradley Jent

"We Will Glorify" - Twila Paris
"Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" - John B. Dykes
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" - Charles H. Gabriel
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" - Erneuerten Gesangbuch
"To God Be the Glory" - William H. Doane
"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" - Thomas Hastings
"I Will Sing of My Redeemer" - James McGranahan
"My Jesus, I Love Thee" - Adoniram J. Gordon
"Amazing Grace" - Virginia Harmony 1831
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" - Martin Luther
"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" - Anthony J. Showalter
"The Church in the Wildwood" - William S. Pitts
"Praise Ye the Lord" - Anonymous
"On Jordan's Stormy Banks" - American Folk Hymn
"I Sing the Mighty Power of God" - Traditional English Melody
"When We All Get to Heaven" - Emily D. Wilson
"How Great Thou Art" - Stuart K. Hine
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