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"Friends of Music" Virtual Concert

Accent on Youth II

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Dewitt Tipton, Organist and Music Director at St. John

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Micah Arms, Tenor

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Matthew Gavilanez, Tenor

John Potvin, Baritone

Three student musicians from Furman University with Dewitt Tipton, Organist and Music Director at St. John, offer to the congregation and community the next Friends of Music virtual concert, “Accent on Youth II.” The student performers include tenors Micah Arms and Matthew Gavilanez, and baritone John Potvin accompanied by Tipton on the piano. They sing solo selections from composers George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Roger Quilter.  The finale features all three singers together performing a Cole Porter favorite from “Kiss Me, Kate.” Tipton directed the production with video photography by Eduard Wiescholek and Joey Popp as producer and editor.  The concert was filmed on location at St. John in the Wilderness.

This production follows the initial virtual concert recorded in February by other Furman musicians featuring chamber music. The concert is still available for viewing by visiting the church’s YouTube channel. In November 2019, the first “Accent on Youth” concert featured tenor Alexander Harrelson from Davidson College with a live performance inside the Parish Hall.

Contributions are being accepted to the "Friends of Music Fund" by donating online at stjohnflatrock.org/donate-now.  Checks can be sent to St. John in the Wilderness, PO Box 185, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Please include FOM in the memo line.

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Tuesday Summer Enrichment Gathering
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The Summer Gathering has returned on Tuesdays in the Wilderness Room. This summer, because of the changes in routine we encountered in 2020, we will be exploring the “Years that Changed History: 1215” led by Dr. Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University. It gives a brief history of the world a little more than 800 years ago, a world we wouldn’t recognize today.

Each session will begin at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments brought by those attending. At about 6 p.m. we will view a short video followed by a discussion of what we had seen. The gathering will conclude at about 7 p.m. For more information about this program, contact the Church Office.