UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT VILLAGE CHURCH
Second Thursday Online Recitals
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 13 - cellist Eman Chalshotori and pianist Melody Stroth
Hailed for his “ferocious playing,” Eman Chalshotori is a highly sought-after solo artist, chamber and orchestral musician. He is the principal cellist of the Topeka Symphony and associate principal cellist for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.
Recitals will be livestreamed at www.villagepres.org/online, facebook.com/villagechurchmusic and on the Village Church Music YouTube Channel
Classes and Services
Taizé Worship: Readings, Prayers, Music and Silence
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, Village on Mission Sanctuary
Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, for in-person Taizé worship. Rev. Melanie Hardison, Dr. Elisa Bickers and director of music Will Breytspraak will lead a service of song, silence and the Lord’s Supper. Participants will be seated a safe distance apart and must remain masked for the duration of this service. Seating is limited. Email Carol Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Village U Class: Marvelous Music Movies
Led by Will Breytspraak, director of music ministry and Dr. Carol Dale, music coordinator
Zoom Film Class: 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 24
8:30 p.m. Friday, May 28 - Village on Mission south parking lot
When great cinema and amazing music intersect, you find marvelous music movies! We will have an in-depth Zoom class about a film, and then we will watch it on the big screen with amazing sound in the south parking lot of Village Church. Safe, individually packaged movie snacks and drinks will be provided. “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble" is our in May movie. Our special guests on May 24 will be cellist Michael Block, who is a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, and cellist Michael Mermagen. They will join Carol and Will for a lively discussion of the SRE and its influence on world music culture.
An exciting look at instruments - how they work, and why our Village friends love playing them. Fun for kids of all ages! Insight Music is being created by music team members Destiny Ann Mermagen and Jenny Hull, with insights given by Village Church instrumentalists. You'll find Insight Music www.facebook.com/villagechurchmusic.
VILLAGE ARTS ALLIANCE CONCERTS
The Village Arts Alliance exists to support and promote the performing arts in our community by providing support for not-for-profit musical ensembles. Resident ensembles are Te Deum Chamber Ensemble, The Kansas City Baroque Consortium and The Kansas City Wind Symphony.
Director of Music Ministry