The Music & Arts Ministries of Edmonds United Methodist Church has announced the 2011-2012 Benefit Concert Series.
The concerts and artists for this year’s series are:
Sunday, Oct. 23: “Brass & Bratwurst” with The Bavarian Village Band.
Bratwurst lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. followed by the concert at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.:
“Sing Noel!” annual Christmas concert featuring the Chancel Choir, Charisma Vocal Group, Youth Singers and Hallelujah Blues Choirs, Chapel Bells, instrumentalists, and percussionists of Edmonds United Methodist Church.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at 3 p.m.: “The Glory of Organ & Brass” featuring Norma Aamodt-Nelson, Organ, and Brass Reflections.
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3 p.m.: “Ring for Joy!” featuring the Chapel Bells of Edmonds United Methodist Church.
Season subscriptions are available for a suggested donation of $30 and can be purchased from the Church Office, by phone (425-778-2119) or online at www.edmondsumc. Tickets are also available at the door at each performance. Edmonds United Methodist Church is located at 828 Caspers St., Edmonds.
Much of the series will benefit the completion of the Visser-Rowland organ gifted to the church and installed in 2009. While the cost of transportation and initial installation of the instrument is complete, there is still significant work to be done. Phase 2 will include repairing and updating the organ’s aging electrical system and installing a new Swell Division of pipes allowing for presentation of a much greater range of organ literature and more sensitive accompaniment of various vocal groups. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from concerts in this year’s series will benefit the Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank, a ministry of Edmonds United Methodist Church, and the church’s handbell program.