The MIPC Concert Series is excited to have the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle in concert on September 16th at 7:00 PM in the church sanctuary. The program will include vocalists, violin/cello duets, instrumental trios and, of course, piano music by some of the young prodigies that are always amazing.
We are excited to present David Wickerham in concert on Friday, October 21, 2016. David last performed for our series in 2014 and was fabulous. He will play a varied program which will include an amazing medley of audience requested favorites. We hope you can join us.
Saturday, May 7th at 7:00 PM
The amazing winners of the Russian Chamber Music Piano/Chamber Music Competition will be showcased. Renowned concert pianist Natalya Ageyeva will be featured, and accomplished cellist Haeyoon Shin.
The program will include great music by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Popper, Shostakovich and more. Donation $10 - $20 suggested. You won't want to miss these fabulous musicians!
The Critical Mass Big Band, 18 of the finest local musicians, play many venues in the Puget Sound area. Playing concertstyle arrangements by some of the best band writers/arrangers such as Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and several of the "new" big band writer/arrangers like Gordon Goodwin, and George Stone, The Critical Mass Big Band is directed by North City Jazz Walk founder Keith McClelland. Suggested donation $10 - $20/person.
Not a music major? No Problem!
Join the MIPC Advent "Orchestra"
Musicians of all skill levels and ages are invited to bring cheer to services during Advent. We'll play easy arrangements of Christmas carols before (and maybe during) the Breakfast and/or Traditional services.
Learn more and Sign-Up here.
Practices during the Christian Education hour on 11/15 and 11/22.
The 10:35 Service choir invites singers of all ages and levels of experience to join our ranks for the Sundays in Advent (11/29-12/20 this year) and Christmas Eve (12/24 at 9pm and 11pm). You may participate in some or all of these services as your schedule allows.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in the choir room over the months of November and December. This is a great short-term opportunity to make new connections at MIPC, use your musical gifts, and lend your voice to some great seasonal music in a low-pressure, fun environment.
Contact Dan Hammer for more info, or just come!
Pipes, Pedals, and Praise
Friday, October 16, 2015, at 7:30 PM
The concert is in celebration of the ten year anniversary of the installation of our MIPC Pipe Organ. The concert will feature Dr. Seung Min Oh, Principal Organist, St. Mary's Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Portland, Oregon.
The following Sunday, October 18th we will be celebrating the anniversary at the breakfast and traditional services.
Dr. Sueng Min Oh
Seung Min Oh, native of South Korea, had her initial piano training at the age of four. She holds a Bachelor of Music and first Master of Music degree in organ at Yonsei University in Korea, where she studied under Dr. Tong-Soon Kwak’s mentorship for seven years. She was also multiple recipients of Yonsei University Honor Awards and academic merit-based scholarships. In 1997, she relocated to Cleveland, Ohio to continue her organ study with Todd Wilson and harpsichord with Janina Ceaser at Cleveland Institute of Music, and received her second Master of Music degree in organ from Cleveland Institute of Music with the Henry Fusner Award in 1999. Dr. Oh has actively performed as a soloist and a collaborative artist in numerous concerts in Korea and US. She was also a featured artist at the 2000 Annual Concert for AGO Mobile Chapter in Alabama. In 2003 she relocated to Bloomington, Indiana for her doctorate in organ at Indiana University and also served as Associate Instructor in the Piano department. She studied the organ with Dr. Christopher Young and received her doctoral degree in organ from Indiana University in 2011.
Prior to residence in Portland, Oregon, twenty-four years of Dr. Oh’s church musicianship include organist positions at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama, First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, Indiana and Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Georgia. In 2013 she was appointed and currently serves as organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Portland, Oregon.
BREATH OF AIRE
Saturday, May 30th, at 7:00pm
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming concert. Breath of Aire, an exciting eighty-voice Pacific Northwest choir presents America: Faith and Freedom, a concert for all ages. Suggested donation is $10-20, which will help benefit the Disaster Relief Fund for Nepal.
The music director search teams have been working diligently through prayer and discernment to find God's calling for music leadership. As you know, the evening service music director was recently filled by Kurt Dyrhsen. People are already appreciating Kurt's many gifts and talents as well as his thoughtful, caring personality.
We have now filled the position/s for the morning services as well. Dan Hammer will begin on May 26 as the Music Director for the Morning Services. His first Sunday will be May 31. Dan will be the music director for the Breakfast Service, the Traditional Service and the Summer Service.
Ron Ebbers continues on staff as the Director for the Handbell Choir. He is also available for special services and for subbing when needed. He and his family will continue to be a part of the MIPC community.
We are glad that Ron continues to be on staff and we want to show our appreciation for his caring and passionate leadership as the Interim Music Director for the Traditional Service. There will be a reception for Ron after the traditional service on May 24 which is also Pentecost Sunday. It is traditional to wear red for Pentecost and is a good tie in for the celebration of Ron.
The search for an organist for the traditional service continues.
Please give a big thanks to the members of the team who served MIPC in these searches.
- The Breakfast Service Search Team was lead by Val Giesbrecht and Sarah Giese. The committee also included Michael Lill, Stephen Dudycha, and Krista Nowakowsi.
- The Traditional Service Search Team was lead by Sue Sherwood and Carl Dodrill. The committee also included Susan Stockdale, Bill Shafer and Karin Grice.
- The Evening Service Search Team was lead by Steve Smith and Ben McConaughy. The committee also included Teresa Hamp, Mindy Blakeslee, Natasha Goffman, Rob MacAulay and Leslie Ferrell.
Both pastors - Lindsay Murphy and Nancy Martin-Vincent - staffed the search.
This is an exciting time for MIPC as we lean into God's calling for this community.