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Mid-Town Concert Series

2022-2023 Mid-Town Concert Series Schedule

Mid-Town Concert Series:
Vicky Claborn

PROGRAM
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BVW 654, by Johan Sebastian Bach

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, by Johan Gottfried Walther

Selectins from Six Short Pieces for Organ, by Herbert Howells, edited by Robin Wells
I.      Tranquillo, ma con moto
II.     Allegro Scherzando
III.    Aria
IV.    Allegro Impetuoso

Rhapsody Op. 25, “In memorium Herbert Howells” Ian Venebles

Exultate: A Liturgical Suite, by Craig Phillips
I.      Kyrie
II.     Gloria
III.    Sanctus
IV.    Agnus Dei
V.     Ite Missa Est

Badinerie on “LOBE DEN HERREN”, Op. 64, No. 7, by Rachel Laurin

Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor (Bryn Calfaria), by Aaron Shows

Mid-Town Concert Series

- The Program -

Three Festive Trumpet Tunes                                  Jerry Westenkuehler
“Trumpet Tune on Amsterdam” “Trumpet Tune on Westminster Abbey” “Trumpet Tune in D Major”
Kristine Harris & Vicky Claborn


Anne Landa Preludes                                                              Carl Vine
      “Thumper”
      “Chorale”
Melinda Smashey Jones


Sonata for Trumpet & Piano                                                Debra Lynn
I.     Il Vaggio
Kristine Harris & Melinda Smashey Jones


Hymn  Suite                                                                                         
      “All Creatures of Our God and King”                arr. Jay Althouse
      “When Peace Like a River”                                 arr. Jay Althouse
      “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”                            arr. Rich Heffler
Kristine Harris & Melinda Smashey Jones

“How Great Thou Art”                                              arr. Mark Hayes
Melinda Smashey Jones

Hymn Suite
      “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”            arr. James Curnow
      “I Will Arise and Go to Jesus”                 arr. Faye & Mark Lopez
      “When I Can Read My Title Clear”        arr. Faye & Mark Lopez
Kristine Harris & Melinda Smashey Jones

“Amazing Grace”                                                arr. Victor Labenske
Melinda Smashey Jones

Hymn Suite
      “There Is a Redeemer”                               arr. Michael Lawrence
      “Lift High the Name of Jesus”                    Keith & Kristyn Getty
Kristine Harris & Melinda Smashey Jones
Alan Munde, banjo
 

Mid-Town Concert Series - Part 2

Mid-Town Concert Series - Candance L. French Memorial Piano Concert featuring Matthew Bengtson

"Patterns"    Luke Carlson (b. 1983)
        Little Green Zigzags
        Roundel in Red
        Black Arabesques

"Meditation (Glocken)"     Ingrid Arauco (b. 1957)

"12 Estudios rítmicos y sonorous, Nos. 1-6"        Roberto Sierra (b. 1953)

"Csárdás Obstinée S. 225 no. 2"      Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

"Jeux d’eau"        Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

"Nocturne No. 12 in E minor, Op. 107"       Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

"Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue"          César Franck (1822-1890)

Mid-Town Concert Series - Part 1

Mid-Town Concert Series - Candance L. French Memorial Piano Concert featuring Matthew Bengtson

"Patterns"    Luke Carlson (b. 1983)
        Little Green Zigzags
        Roundel in Red
        Black Arabesques

"Meditation (Glocken)"     Ingrid Arauco (b. 1957)

"12 Estudios rítmicos y sonorous, Nos. 1-6"        Roberto Sierra (b. 1953)

"Csárdás Obstinée S. 225 no. 2"      Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

"Jeux d’eau"        Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

"Nocturne No. 12 in E minor, Op. 107"       Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

"Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue"          César Franck (1822-1890)

Mid-Town Concert Series

February 6, 2022

The Program

Rinaldo                                                                             G. F. Handel
            “Lascia ch’io pianga”
The Magic Flute
            “Queen of the Night’s Vengeance Aria”            W. A. Mozart

“Panis angelicus”                                                            Cesar Franck
Messiah                                                                            G. F. Handel
            “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”
“My Heart Ever Faithful”                                                     J. S. Bach

“My Star” (poem by Robert Browning)                              John Akins
“Peaches” (poem by Kate Barnes)                                      John Akins
Lonely Journey? (poems by Dr. Robert MacBride)                John Akins
            “Lubec”
            “Mirrors”
            “Old Fashioned Bouquet”
            “Spring in Maine”
            “Snowing”
            “Lonely Journey?”

“Chiquitita la novia”                                                     F. J. Obradors
Gianni Schicchi                                                                     G. Puccini
            “O mio babbino caro”

Die Fledermaus                                                                        J. Strauss
            “Adele’s Laughing Song” (“Mein Herr Marquis”)
My Fair Lady                                                                          F. Loewe
            “I Could Have Danced All Night”
 

Keyboards for Christmas

December 12, 2021

Christian Copyright Solutions #: 1668445

THE PRELUDE
“This Glorious Day” Susan Geschke
“Ding Dong! Merrily on High” arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
“A La Nanita Nana” arr. Fred Gramann
“O Come, Little Children” arr. Susan E. Geschke
The Handbell Choir
WELCOME Larry Graham, Master of Ceremonies
*HYMN 148 “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ADESTE FIDELES verse 1,2, & 4
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” arr. Mark Hayes - Anna Woelk, piano
“Noel de Saintonge” Jean-Francois Dandrieu - Isabelle Wick, organ
“Masters in this Hall” arr. Mark Hayes - Rorry Prahl, piano
“Carol of the Bells” arr. Heather Sorenson - Lisa Christenson & Carol Wilson, piano duo
“God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen” arr. Aaron Shows - Vicky Claborn, organ
*HYMN 150 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” MENDELSSOHN
“Silent Night” arr. Chip Davis - Steve Sherrill, piano
“Canon de Noel” arr. Joseph M. Martin - Kristen Kim, piano
“Festive Voluntary on ADESTE FIDELES” arr. Daniel Berghout - Zaheer Popo, organ
“Angels We Have Heard on High” arr. Nancy Lau - Ellie Bennitt, piano
“Good Christians, All Rejoice” arr. Charles Sergisson - Hayden Vaughn, organ
Three Carols arr. Denis Alexander - Suzanne Lomax & Pat Pennel, piano duo
1. “What Child Is This?”
2. “Angels We Have Heard on High”
3. “The First Nowell”

*HYMN 143 “Joy to the World” ANTIOCH

PERSONNEL
THE KEYBOARDISTS
Ellie Bennitt, Lisa Christenson, Vicky Claborn, Kristen Kim, Suzanne Lomax, Pat Pennel, Zaheer Popo, Rorry Prahl, Steve Sherrill, Hayden Vaughn, Isabelle Wick, Carol Wilson, Anna Woelk
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THE HANDBELL CHOIR
Mark Bowdidge & Vicky Claborn, directors
Mark Bowdidge, Marilyn Broadus, Lisa Christenson, Vicky Claborn, Marilyn Ferguson, Karen Hicks, Cheryl Horton, Lynda Jesse, Dorothy Thurman, Carma Weinman
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Larry Graham, Master of Ceremonies
 

Mid-Town Concert Series - November 7, 2021

The Garner Phillips Memorial Organ Concert

Sunday, November 7, 2021 •3:00 p.m.

The Program

*Hymn 25 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”        Lobe Den Herren

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                 arr. Michael Burkhardt
Variations for organ duet based on Lobe den Herren

Mark Thallander & Bruce Wilkin, organists

- Honoring the 90th birthday of Dr. Frederick Swann -
“Meditation on ‘Amazing Grace’”                      arr. Frederick Swann
Mark Thallander, organist

“Toccata on St. Anne”                                       arr. Frederick Swann
Bruce Wilkin, organist

- Honoring the 70th birthday of Dr. Charles Callahan -
“Evensong”                                                        arr. Charles Callahan
Organ duet based on two evening hymns: Tallis’ Canon and Ar Hyd Y Nos
Mark Thallander & Bruce Wilkin, organists

“Festival Voluntary”                                          arr. Charles Callahan
Organ duet based on five hymns of praise: Hyfrydol, Royal Oak, Italian Hymn (Moscow), Hanover, and DiademataCommissioned by Terri Harman in honor of Mark Thallander
Mark Thallander & Bruce Wilkin, organists

“Toccata on Hymn to Joy”                               arr. Mark Thallander

“Andante in D Major” MWV W6                         Felix Mendelssohn
Hayden Pyle, organist
Mr. Pyle is the recipient of the Mae Thallander Keyboard Scholarship
“Variations on Coronation”                                 arr. Scott Perkins
For my friend, Mark Thallander, in celebration of God’s faithfulness on the fifteenth anniversary of his accident, premiered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, on Sunday, July 29, 2018


Vance Bushong & Mark Thallander, organists
Mr. Bushong is the recipient of the Wilfred Thallander Organ Scholarship

- In memory of Paul Cope, Professor of Music at Central Bible College for 35 years -
“Crown Him with Many Crowns”           arr. Bill Fasig & John Innes
Glenda Winkle-Morrow, pianist – Mark Thallander, organist
Ms. Winkle-Morrow was Mr. Thallander’s piano professor at Central Bible College

*Hymn 91 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”            Coronation

Mid-Town Concert Series - November 7, 2021

The Garner Phillips Memorial Organ Concert

Sunday, November 7, 2021 •3:00 p.m.

The Program

*Hymn 25 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”        Lobe Den Herren

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                 arr. Michael Burkhardt
Variations for organ duet based on Lobe den Herren

Mark Thallander & Bruce Wilkin, organists

- Honoring the 90th birthday of Dr. Frederick Swann -
“Meditation on ‘Amazing Grace’”                      arr. Frederick Swann
Mark Thallander, organist

“Toccata on St. Anne”                                       arr. Frederick Swann
Bruce Wilkin, organist

- Honoring the 70th birthday of Dr. Charles Callahan -
“Evensong”                                                        arr. Charles Callahan
Organ duet based on two evening hymns: Tallis’ Canon and Ar Hyd Y Nos
Mark Thallander & Bruce Wilkin, organists

“Festival Voluntary”                                          arr. Charles Callahan
Organ duet based on five hymns of praise: Hyfrydol, Royal Oak, Italian Hymn (Moscow), Hanover, and DiademataCommissioned by Terri Harman in honor of Mark Thallander
Mark Thallander & Bruce Wilkin, organists

“Toccata on Hymn to Joy”                               arr. Mark Thallander

“Andante in D Major” MWV W6                         Felix Mendelssohn
Hayden Pyle, organist
Mr. Pyle is the recipient of the Mae Thallander Keyboard Scholarship
“Variations on Coronation”                                 arr. Scott Perkins
For my friend, Mark Thallander, in celebration of God’s faithfulness on the fifteenth anniversary of his accident, premiered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, on Sunday, July 29, 2018


Vance Bushong & Mark Thallander, organists
Mr. Bushong is the recipient of the Wilfred Thallander Organ Scholarship

- In memory of Paul Cope, Professor of Music at Central Bible College for 35 years -
“Crown Him with Many Crowns”           arr. Bill Fasig & John Innes
Glenda Winkle-Morrow, pianist – Mark Thallander, organist
Ms. Winkle-Morrow was Mr. Thallander’s piano professor at Central Bible College

*Hymn 91 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”            Coronation
Thallander event photo

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

*HYMN “Silent Night” STILLE NACHT

“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
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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
Listen at SoundCloud