PAUL MANZ CENTENARY HYMN FESTIVAL
Celebrating the recent 100th birthday of organist and composer Paul Manz. Featuring the choirs of Saint Stephen Lutheran, Church of the Redeemer Episcopal, & First Lutheran Church; organists Cynthia Pock, Joyce Moon Strobel, & Dr. Ann Labounsky, with brass quartet and narration by The Rev. Dr. Philip Pfatteicher.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 at 2:30 PM
THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES: A MUSICAL PRELUDE TO THE SEASON
Featuring the Thiel College Choir and chamber orchestra under the direction of Thomas Wininger, and the children and youth choristers of First Church under the direction of Sr. Cynthia Pock offering a musical celebration to mark the start of the season.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at 6:00 PM
Celebrating Advent and the 19th Century heritage of First Church with organ and choral music of the Victorian Era. Featuring the Parish Choir of First Church and organists Cynthia Pock and Justin Weilnau.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 at 4:00 PM
GERMAN CHRISTMAS SERVICE
(WEINACHTGOTTESDIENST) Featuring the Gloria Dei Ringers and traditional German vocal and instrumental music.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 at 4:00 PM
FESTIVAL LITURGIES CELEBRATING THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
Featuring the choirs of First Church with special music with organ & string ensemble
The Vigil of the Nativity at 12:00 PM
The Angels’ Mass at 7:00 PM
The Shepherds’ Mass at 10:30 PM
The Christ Mass at 10:00 AM