Lessons and Carols just one highlight of the fall season
The 10th annual Lessons and Carols service was among a host of great FPU music events in November and December.
Lessons and Carols took place at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, at University Presbyterian Church, 1776 E. Roberts, Fresno. Participating ensembles and musicians were the FPU Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Men’s Chorus and Crosswind; the First Church Christian Academy Children’s Chorus; Royce Nickel (organ); Joy Gaje, Beth Benjamin and James Moretto (all piano); Eleanore Choate (harp); Blong Vang (violin); Allison Ens (cello); and Jonas Anderson (guitar). The supervising conductor was Zachary Durlam, D.M.A., FPU director of choral activities. Milt Friesen, FPU instructor of music, directed Crosswind, and Eryn Durlam directed the children’s choir.
7:30 p.m. Monday, November 19, University String Quartet, Seminary Chapel, main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno
7:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, Community Wind Ensemble 10th Anniversary Concert, guest conductor Craig Kirchhoff, director of bands, University of Minnesota. Shaghoian Concert Hall, 2770 E. International Ave., Fresno
7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, San Joaquin Chorale, First Mennonite Church, 1208 L St., Reedley.
6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, Pacific Bronze hand bell ensemble, North Fresno MB Church, 5724 N. Fresno St., Fresno.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, San Joaquin Chorale, First Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno. $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, Musica Pacifica Baroque Orchestra, Seminary Chapel, FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno
7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, Pacific Bronze hand bell ensemble, Ashley Auditorium, FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 7, Jazz Band/Crosswind, “And Heaven and Earth Shall Swing,” Butler Church, 4884 E. Butler Ave., Fresno
7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Chorus, Butler Church, 4884 E. Butler Ave., Fresno