MAPS is the concert arm of the musical offerings of the church. We present about 12 concerts per year including internationally renowned artists as well as local artists. From our Lenten Recital Series to our popular joint-choir projects, there’s bound to be something for virtually every music lover.
The Philadelphia Brass, one of the world’s leading brass quintets, presents a diverse program of music ranging from J.S. Bach to Duke Ellington. Composer Daniel Pinkham praises them as “the most artistic brass quintet before the public today” and the International Trumpet Guild Journal heralds their performances as being “full, stylistically impeccable, and well-balanced, showing of consummate technical ability…sounding incredibly effortless…always musical.”
Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.
TENET is one of the country’s preeminent early music ensembles, based in New York City. The Boston Globe hails their artistry as having “an uncanny degree of precision.” They have been praised for performances of classics by composers such as Monteverdi as well modern repertoire such as premieres of the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. They perform frequently at Carnegie Hall, as well as venues throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Central PA Oratorio Singers is one of the community’s leading choral ensembles. Founded in 1996, the group has grown to over 50 singers, ranging from business professionals to professional musicians. Under the leadership of Brett A. Terry, artistic director and conductor, they have recently become an Ensemble in Residence at Pine Street Church.
The program will include Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, and more, all with a marvelous wind ensemble.
Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.
The service of worship will feature the Pine Street Chancel Choir singing Joseph Martin’s inspired new setting “overflowing with tuneful praise,” including Once in Royal David’s City; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Of the Father’s Love Begotten; Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Silent Night; In Dulci Jubilo; Angels We Have Heard on High and many more! A festive Christmas Tea will follow the service.
Sunday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Pine Street’s Chancel Choir will lead the popular candlelight Christmas eve service, featuring music from across the Christian tradition, including selections from the Orthodox Slavonic, Germanic, French, and other repertoires, reminding us of the world-wide celebration of Christmas. Holy Communion will be served. All are welcome.
Sunday, December 24 at 11:00 p.m.
Hometown favorite Jonathan Hays presents a captivating recital with the beautiful singing we have all come to know and love. The New York Times said of Jonathan: “the nobility of his voice matched the nobility of his bearing and his singing was consistently strong, lucid, direct and bang on the note. His was a magnificent performance,” and Opera Magazine stated “he has a lovely baritone, nicely placed and warmly resonant but capable of taut edginess.”
Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m.
The 65 members of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir will perform a diverse program of selections around the theme of family. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Erpelding, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at LVC, the choir continues its long-standing history of musical excellence. The ensemble is composed of both vocal and non-vocal majors. Later this spring, members of the choir will take this concert on tour throughout the Northeast, a tradition started in 1936.
Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays in Lent at 12:15 p.m.
February 20: PC King, trumpet
February 27: First Four Trombone Quartet
March 6: Ruth Hunter, harp
March 13: The Wednesday Club
March 20: Marcus Solemsky and Christopher Para, violin-viola duets
Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens, and Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church in Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte is an internationally respected artist, praised by critics and audiences alike for his stunning technical facility matched with breathtaking musicianship, made known both through live performances as well as his many recordings. He will be joined by flugelhornist and organist Andrew Ennis for an exciting and engaging program, featuring such interesting transcriptions as Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, among others. This recital is a co-presentation of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and MAPS.
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.