The Artist Series is an important part of the programming ministry at Epworth. By presenting local and regional talent, we provide events filled with music for our members as well as our community. Epworth’s Artist Series is proud to present the following concerts for the 2016 – 2017 season:
Carols with music written forThe Canadian Brass and Choir Featuring The Academy Brass Quintet
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
This concert features the Chancel Choir, and The Academy Brass Quintet. We’ll sing favorite Christmas carols as arranged for the Canadian Brass Quintet and choir. This year we will also commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Winter Soiree Featuring Eric Dickey, Jazz Quintet
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Eric Dickey is a long established jazz artist in the vibrant Toledo jazz community. He brings together local and international musicians to provide entertaining evenings filled with the dynamic rhythms, harmonies and improvised melodies that are the hallmark of that uniquely American art form, Jazz. Eric and his quintet can be seen at many venues in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
The Children's Choir of NW Ohio & The Clarence Smith Community Chorus
Present an afternoon of Children’s Choir and Gospel Music Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR OF NORTHWEST OHIO Lisa Alleman, director
Founded in 2007 by Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Alleman, the choir has grown from 18 children in one choir to 94 children in two choirs; representing 22 elementary, junior high, and high schools in the Greater Toledo area. The organization aims to give children collaborative and unique experiences with professional and amateur musicians throughout the area and beyond, with the hope that the members will enrich their lives and the lives of others by continuing to seek out musical experiences as they grow into adulthood
THE CLARENCE SMITH COMMUNITY CHORUS Clarence Smith, director
Toledo’s cultural gem, the CSCC specializes in the performance of Negro spirituals and is dedicated to its preservation as well as the performance of works by African American composers. The CSCC also maintains a liberal helping of standard classical music in its repertoire. Its members come from all walks of life, unified by their mutual love of great music.