Tenth Concert Series

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.

2013-2014 Season

Reformation Hymn Festival: Prayer and the Reformation

When
October 27, 2013, 6:15 PM
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

WhenNovember 1, 2013, 7:30 PMPerformersBryan 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

When
December 23 & 24, 2013, 7:15 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Performers
Tenth Church Choir & Soloists; Rita McKinley Pride, soprano; Westminster Brass; and Tenth Chamber Players

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.

Voice & Verse

When
January 31, 2014, 7:30 PM
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.

Houghton College Choir Concert

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
Program

Albinoni – Adagio in G Minor

Poulenc – Organ Concerto – Bryan Anderson, organ

Duruflé – Requiem & Quatre motets

Performers
Cristian Macelaru, guest conductor; Sondra Payne, contralto; David Tahere, baritone; Tenth Church Choir; Tenth Chamber Players; and Luke Carlson, Robert C. Joubert, John Leibensperger, conductors.

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. Timothy Witmer

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. Timothy Witmer is guest speaker. Don’t miss this one!

Hymn Sing

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 to enrich your enjoyment of the evening. Come lend your voices in praise of God!