Don't miss the 3rd Annual "Brown Bag-It" concert in the Gross Memorial Chapel, led by Asylum Hill Congregational Church organist Dan Campolieta and featuring the works of Johannes Brahms. Bring a lunch to church (worship at 10:15 a.m.), or purchase a snack bag for $3, and join us in the Twichell Room after Sunday worship at 11:30 a.m. for a brief lecture on the life and music of Johannes Brahms, followed by the concert in the chapel. The concert will feature selections from the op. 122 Chorale Preludes for Organ, selected art songs sung by soprano Kat Guthrie Demos, and the Clarinet Trio featuring church member Tom Cooke and Hartford cellist and member of the West End Quartet, Carlynn Savot. This concert will also feature the last piece of music that Brahms ever wrote - attend to find out more!
This annual concert is made possible by the refurbishing of our beautiful chapel organ, which underwent construction from 2007-08, including the addition of expression shades and a new rank of reed pipes. The organ was hardly usable in service settings before this reconstruction, but is now used on a regular basis in Saturday worship, and is capable of playing concert organ repertoire. Playing the music of a Romantic Era composer such as Brahms on this instrument would have been a "pipe dream" three years ago, but is a reality today.
Brown Bag-It with Brahms is part of our chamber concert series, and embodies everything for which our chamber series stands - quality chamber music made by members of AHCC in an intimate setting. Best of all, this one is free! So - don't forget your lunch on November 21 (even if you do we've got you covered…) and we'll see you there!