Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s

Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s

Free Noon Concerts Return to Center City

In partnership with Music at St. Albans in Davidson (N.C.), Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s (CCCSP) offered six concerts during its inaugural 2013-2014 season.  (Last year’s line-up appears below.)  CCCSP concerts are free of charge, begin at noon, and last approximately one hour.  The 2014-2015 series will include nine concerts and launch on Monday, September 15 at noon with an extraordinary performance of organ and orchestra.  This concert will be repeated on the same day at 7:30 p.m. and allow for a longer performance.  Stay tuned for the 2014-2015 season line-up and thanks for your support of CCCSP.

Feel the Spirit, Feed the Soul, Monday, May 5

JoyToTheWorldCloseupDavid Tang directs a performance by Charlotte choir VOX, with special guests in a rousing program of spirituals, hymns, gospel, and more.

BachFest 2013, Monday, September 16

Margaret-cropped Margaret Carpenter, soprano, and Tourmeline Baroque head a program honoring J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, including gorgeous arias for soprano and obligato instruments. Bach’s Trio Sonata on D minor, after BWV 527; a luscious chamber sonata, Armonico Tributo, by Georg Muffat; “Angels Ever Bright and Fair” from Handel’s Theodora;  along with other works by Handel and Bach complete the hour. Other performers include David Wilson, Martha Perry, Leah Peroutka, and Joey O’Donnel, violin and viola; Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello; Jennifer Streeter, harpsichord; and William Simms, theorbo.

Carpenter’s early music ensemble, L’Académie du Roi Soleil, presented a well-received concert during St. Peter’s summer music series. Read a review of that performance in Charlotte ViewPoint Magazine (link opens in a new window).

French Café Music, with Musique Accordeon, Monday, November 11

french-cafeSit street-side in a concert of French accordion music featuring accordionist David DiGiuseppe. Muisque Accordeon presents music from the cabarets of Montmartre through the musettes of Paris to the songs of famed singer Edith Piaf. With David DiGiuseppe, Robbie Link, and Beverly Botsford.

New this month is the offer of a box lunch of quiche and salad. Eat in at the Martha Bowles Parish Hall or take lunch back to your office or home. The deadline for lunch reservations is Friday, November 8 at Noon. Reserve online now.

The Music House Chamber Players, Monday, February 10

Bach CPE(small)Celebrate C.P.E. Bach’s 300th birthday with favorite chamber works, including his unique and engaging quartets for forte piano, flute, viola, and cello.

Thistledown Tinkers, Monday, March 10

Thistledown TinkersTraditional Celtic music with dynamic energy and Southern style. This powerful acoustic duo, featuring Trip Rogers and Tom Eure, draws from the musical traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain, and Wales.

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Monday, April 7

NCBO Group 2Primavera!! Conductor Frances Blaker leads North Carolina’s only Baroque Orchestra in a program celebrating springtime. Featuring Vivaldi’s “Spring” movement from Four Seasons.

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This project was made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council, the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. And by generous contributions from our sponsors and patrons.