The sanctuary is an acoustically warm space.
We welcome solo performers and ensembles to present concerts here.
The Taplin auditorium is also used for concerts.
Vermont Chapter Presents Bach Organ Marathon The fifth annual Bach organ marathon at Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street in Montpelier, will take place on Sunday, March 24th, 2019, starting at 1:30 p.m. This AGO-sponsored event is free and open to the public. Donations will support the music scholarship program in the Montpelier public schools.
The instrument, a Karl Wilhelm two-manual organ built in 1972 in the North German style of the late 1600’s, is perfectly suited for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, as is the acoustic in the neo-Gothic plaster-on-stone sanctuary.
Come for as long as you can! Piano students, playing the organ for the first time, begin the marathon at 1:30. Organists include Mark Howe (with a youth choir from St. Paul’s), Lynnette Combs, Fred DeHaven, Jenny Bower and others. There will also be some enlightening remarks on Bach by Willem Lange, well-known speaker and VPR commentator. And refreshments, as well.
For more information, contact Lynnette Combs, (802) 371-5066, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nine Lessons and Carols: Our annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Thursday, December 13th, at 7:00 p.m. Please join us to follow the biblical journey from the creation story in Genesis to the birth of Jesus. The service alternates readings with congregational songs and choir anthems. There will be refreshments after the service. All are welcome!
Community Carol Sing: This year, the 48th annual community Christmas carol sing will be held at Christ Church, on Sunday, December 9th, at 6:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to join voices with neighbors and friends in singing familiar Christmas carols, and also to listen to Montpelier choirs and other musicians. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome!
Anima concert on December 1: Anima, the well-known Vermont women’s ensemble, together with the Fyre and Lightning Consort, present “Splendid Star”, at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier on Saturday, December 1st, at 7:00 p.m. From the soaring chants of Hildegard von Bingen, to medieval rounds and dance tunes, to Renaissance polyphony, this music looks forward to the return of the light and celebrates Mary, the mother. Suggested donation $15.
Noon Advent Concerts starting November 29th: Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier is pleased to announce our 2018 Advent series of noon-time concerts! These informal concerts begin at noon in the sanctuary. Bring your lunch; tea and coffee are provided. Donations are accepted towards our new stained-glass window – Hearts on Fire – designed by local artist Mike Ridge and fabricated by local craftsperson Chris Jeffrey. The first concert held at noon on November 29th, features Elisabeth von Trapp, singer and member of the famous musical von Trapp family.