Since 2002, we have been pleased to present Tenth Concert Series, an annual series of musical programs displaying a variety of styles, genres, and performers.
Tenth Concert Series concerts are audience friendly and provide verbal commentary about the music being performed. The musicians themselves even address the audience, creating a more intimate atmosphere in which school-aged children and adults alike can become better acquainted with great music. For more details about any of the concerts in our Concert Series, check our Facebook Events page or contact Christina Corbett.
Reformation Hymn Festival: Prayer and the Reformation
Participants: All Tenth Choirs, Westminster Brass, and Dr. Carl Trueman
Our 14th annual Reformation Hymn Festival will feature the newly-released Hymns of Prayer of Rev. Eric J. Alexander, long-time friend and honorary member of Tenth Church. Dr. Carl Trueman of Westminster Theological Seminary will be our guest
speaker. His topic is: “Prayer: a Means of Reformation, a Means of Grace.”
Curtis Students at Tenth
Performers: Bryan Anderson, organ; Will Chow, cello; John-Henry Crawford, cello; Steven Franklin, trumpet; Ashley Hsu, piano; Laura Park, violin; Corbin Stair, oboe; Chelsea Wang, piano; Niles Watson, flute; and Gideon Whitehead, classical guitar
This varied, engaging evening will feature some of the talented Curtis instrumentalists who attend Tenth playing solo and chamber music. Come hear some of tomorrow’s greatest musical artists today!
Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols
This grand Philadelphia tradition continues on two evenings as combined forces of the Tenth Church Choir, soloists, Westminster Brass and Tenth Chamber Players offer beautiful Christmas music. Scripture readings, a brief homily, and carol singing combine to make for a memorable program.
Verse & Voice
Performers: Sarah Shafer, soprano; Melissa Shippen, soprano; Heather Flemming, contralto; Timothy Bentch, tenor; Timothy Gonzalez, baritone; Robert C. Joubert, bass; and Roger Petersen, dramatic reader
A splendid evening of English poems of Donne, Milton, Herbert, Vaughn, Rossetti, Hopkins, and Thompson set to music of English and North American composers. Master storyteller, Roger Petersen, will perform along with a wonderful array of solo singers.
Great Christian Poets
When: March 5, 2014, 7:30 PM
Performers: Houghton College Choir; Brandon Johnson, director
The Houghton College Choir upholds a sacred a cappella choral tradition, while flexibly embracing a diversity of choral styles. Whether performing a Renaissance mass setting, a Baroque motet, or an African American spiritual, the choir offers well-crafted sacred music and makes its Carnegie Hall debut this month.
Good Friday Choral Concert
When: April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
Albinoni – Adagio in G Minor
Poulenc – Organ Concerto – Bryan Anderson, organ
Duruflé – Requiem & Quatre motets
Performers: Sondra Payne, contralto; David Tahere, baritone; Tenth Church Choir; Tenth Chamber Players; and Paul S. Jones, conductor
Based on Gregorian chant, Duruflé’s choral music is among the 20th century’s most sublime. Albinoni’s Adagio and Poulenc’s organ concerto featuring young virtuoso Bryan Anderson will delight the ear along with the beautiful voices of Sondra Payne and David Tahere.
Spring Choral Worship Service: Sanctus
When: May 18, 2014, 6:15 PM
Participants: Gary Seydell, tenor; Tenth Chamber Players; Tenth Church Choir & Soloists; and Dr. Paul David Tripp
Gary Seydell and the Tenth Church Choir & Soloists perform various settings of the Sanctus, including music of Bach, Mozart, Fauré, and Gounod among others. Dr. Paul David Tripp is guest speaker. Don’t miss this one!
When: June 13, 2014, 7:30 PM
Back by popular demand—an informal, old-fashioned hymn sing with “favorites” from the audience. Tenth soloists and instrumentalists join Paul Jones to enrich your enjoyment of the evening. Come lend your voices in praise of God!