200th Anniversary Concert

 

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Our 200th Anniversary Concert was a great success!  Click any of the links below to view the program or listen to selections from the concert.  Thanks to all of the musicians who shared their talents with us on this day, and the many people who coordinated the effort.  Special thanks to John Morrison for all the music programs that happen each week at First Presbyterian Church!

200th Concert Program

First Presbyterian Chancel Choir
*Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place ……….Lanny Wolfe, arr. Jack Schrader
**Shout Hallelujah to the Risen Lamb………………………………………..by Victor C. Johnson
***A Scottish Blessing………………………………………………………………..by David Blackwell
Sing Forth His Glorious Name ……………………………………………………by Mary McDonald
Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace………………………………………by Alfred V. Fedak
River in Judea……………………………….Linda Marcus and Jack Feldman, arr. John Leavitt
***Behold the Lamb of God! from the Cantata, Lift High the Cross….by Lloyd Larson
John Morrison, director and accompanist
* Betty Pat Lee, solo
** Elise Renee Neal and Jim Delong, solos
***Jason Brown, solo

WV Brass Quintet
*Ceremonial Music for Brass and Organ……………………………………………..Martin Gaskell
**The Seal Lullaby…………………………………………….Eric Whitacre, trans. John Schooley
Davenport Blues…………………………………………..Bix Beiderbecke, arr. Rhoades Whitehill
My Home Among The Hills…………………………………E.W. James, arr. Valarie Huffman

*John Morrison, organ
**John Morrison, piano

Fairmont State University Chamber Choir
I Thank You God………………………………………………………….Lloyd Pfautsch (1921-2003)
Terribilis est Locus Iste……………………………………………………………………trad. plainchant
Locus Iste………………………………………………………………….Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Prelude………………………………………………………………………………….Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Ubi Caritas………………………………………………………………………………………………..Gjeilo
Il est Bel et Bon……………………………………………………..Pierre Passereau (fl. 1509-1547)
Embraceable You…..George Gershwin (1898-1937)Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) arr. Shaw
“Seize the Day” from Newsies…………………………………………Menken/Feldman, arr. Shaw

Guitar
“The Girl With The Flaxen Hair”…………………………………..Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Jonathan Schooley Guitar
“Recuerdos de la Alhambra”……………………………………….Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
Allegheny Classical Guitar Duo
Ave Maria………………………………..J.S. Bach (1685-1750)/Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Serenade……………………………………………………………………Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Jonathan Schooley, guitar & John Morrison, violin

Cambridge Handbell Choir
Simple Gifts…………………………………………..Early American Tune, arr. Barbara B. Kinyon
It Is Well With My Soul ………………………………………Philip B. Bliss, arr. Anna Laura Page
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho…………………………..Spiritual, arr. Martha Lynn Thompson
*Santo, Santo, Santo…………………………………..Argentine folk tune, arr. Mary Kay Parrish
*Amazing Grace………………………………………………………………….. Arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
**The Music of the Spheres: Let Praise Ring Through All the World, arr. Kevin McChesney

John Morrison, director
*John Morrison, violin and Jason Brown, guest conductor
**WV Brass Quintet

Fairmont State University Singers & Community Chorus
Chichester Psalms…………………………………………………….Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
III. Psalm 131, entire; Psalm 133:1
Solo Octet
Amy Farson, Briana Pudsell, soprano Kelsey Benson, Candace Walker, alto
Jason N. Brown, Aaron Sine, tenor Michael Carpenter, Jonathan Henry, bass
Gospel Mass…………………………………………………………………………..Robert Ray (b. 1946)
V. Sanctus – Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts
VI. Agnus Dei – Lamb of God
Jason N. Brown, tenor solo

Organ
Toccata from Suite Gothique……………………………………………..Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
John Morrison, Organ

Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us for these other 200th Anniversary Celebration events:

Homecoming Weekend: August 22-23

Reformation Sunday: October 25

Holiday Homes Tour: November 28