Music

organ and piano

The Austin Pipe Organ was custom built for Cherry Hill’s sanctuary by one of the oldest organ manufacturers in the U.S.  This organ has 43 ranks and more than 2,000 pipes.  According to church records, the organ was first played at Cherry Hill Presbyterian in 1959 and continues to be an excellent instrument for both performance and accompaniment. To learn more about Cherry Hill’s Austin Organ, please click here:  http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=13471

In 2012, Cherry Hill acquired a rare Bosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand Piano to complement the church’s Austin pipe organ.  The Imperial Concert Grand Piano has 97 keys instead of the traditional 88 and is recognized as a musical instrument phenomenon, producing rich tones for ccongregational worship, concerts and recitals.

Instrumentalists, soloists and members of Cherry Hill with diverse musical talents  are invited to share their gifts with the congregation.

Our chancel choir sings at the Sunday Worship service from September through June. The handbell choir meets weekly for rehearsal and plays frequently for Sunday worship and other services. Those wishing to sing or ring with our choirs should contract the Director of Music and Organist through the church office.

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                            MUSIC AT CHERRY HILL CONCERT SERIES                                         2019 – 2020 Season

Unless indicated, there is no charge for many of the concerts. A freewill offering will be received.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 7:30 pm  – Dr. John Walker, Concert Organist              John Walker has performed in recital throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In April 2019, the American Guild of Organists presented its Distinguished Artist Award to Dr. Walker. He has served as a Minister of Music at Brown Memorial/Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, following distinguished tenures at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, and The Riverside Church in New York City. A free will offering will be received.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 4:00 pm – Pianist Tridib Chakraborty in Concert                      Tridib Chakraborty is a remarkable accomplished fourteen-year-old  pianist. In addition to the piano ,Tridib plays the Tenor Saxophone as well.  He will enter the ninth grade at Troy High School this fall. Tridib is a member of the Student League of the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit.  He has performed in multiple fundraising campaigns for the organization MUSIC SHAPES that gives money to kids for music lessons. Tridib’s teacher is distinguished concert pianist Dr. Maria Meirelles. A free will offering will be received.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 – 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                          Measure for Measure, A Men’s Choral Society              It is a pleasure to welcome the members of Ann Arbor’s Measure for Measure, A Men’s Choral Society, back to Cherry Hill! What better way to begin the season by attending this concert which features holiday favorites old and new! This will be a ticketed event.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 4:00 pm – Vanguard Voices Holiday Concert                           Director G. Kevin Dewey and the members of Vanguard Voices will present a special holiday concert at Cherry Hill featuring the music of Steven Errante’s “Boar’s Head Festival.” The Boar’s Head Festival was a beloved Cherry Hill tradition for many years. What a gift it will be to hear this glorious music in the place for which it was composed. A free will offering will be received.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 4:00 pm – Charles Miller, Organist                                             Charles Miller will begin his work as Cherry Hill’s Director of Music and Organist on January 1, 2020 after serving as the associate organist at Detroit’s Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Charles is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut. This recital will be Charles’ inaugural recital at Cherry Hill .

Sunday, March 29, 2020 – 4:00 pm Livonia Symphony Woodwind Quintet                        The Livonia Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet is comprised of the section leaders of the larger orchestra. The group performs with other area symphonies including Dearborn, Detroit, Lake St. Clair, Southern Great Lakes, and a myriad of small chamber music groups. This concert will mark the third appearance of the Livonia Symphony Woodwind Quintet.

April 2020 – Date to Be Announced – 4:00 pm – Friends of the Opera of Michigan             Friends of the Opera of Michigan (FOTO), a non-profit organization based in Dearborn, was founded in 1988. The organization’s aim is to promote and preserve the beauty of the art of music, opera in particular, and to help young, local talented artists to perform with renowned artists. Baritone Quinto Milito, a native of Italy, serves as Artistic Director of FOTO.

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm                               Vanguard Voices & Brass – G. Kevin Dewey, Director                                                       Vanguard Voices and Brass return for their spring concert. Once again, great music will be heard in a great space.  Please note: this will be a ticketed event.

 

 

   

 

 

For more information, please contact the church office: 313-563-4800.