17th Annual “Music From Good Shepherd” Concert Series Kicks Off This Week

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George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” written in Beethoven’s handwriting; “Beethoven so admired Handel’s work that he wrote it out so as to get the ‘feeling of its intricacies’ and ‘to unravel its complexities’.” Source: Rain.org

The 17th annual “Music from Good Shepherd” chamber music series kicks off October 7 with a performance by clarinetist Thomas Piercy.

The series of concerts, under the leadership of Musical Director Michael Fontana, will take place over the course of 11 consecutive Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in Good Shepherd Church, Avenue S at Brown Street, in Marine Park.

The series’ concluding concert will be a rousing performance of George Frideric Händel’s “Messiah,” December 16, featuring a full orchestra, choir and soloists.

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations for the performers, however, are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

For information, call (718) 998-2800 or email mforgan@aol.com.

The complete concert schedule is below:

OCTOBER

October 7: Thomas Piercy, clarinet

October 14: Brooklyn Baroque, flute, cello, harpsichord

October 21: Joseph Brent, mandolin

October 28: The Brandy String Trio

NOVEMBER

November 4: Daniel Lippel, classical guitar

November 11: Eight Strings and a Whistle, violin, cello, flute

November 18: Gregory Harrington, violin

November 25: Orlando Cela, flute

DECEMBER

December 2: The Vento Trio, bassoon, clarinet, flute

December 9: Duo Cantabile, soprano, guitar

December 16: George Frideric Händel’s “Messiah” (Part 1) Choir, soloists and orchestra, Michael Fontana, director

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