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October 4 @ 12:30 pm
Schelat Oct 4

Thursday, October 4 at 12:30 p.m. David Schelat, organist Music of Dieterich Buxtehude, Leo Sowerby (commemorating the 50 th anniversary of his death), and brand-new music of David Schelat opens a new season of Thursday Noontime Concerts. All played on the sparkling Gabriel Kney organ in the wonderfully resonant acoustic of First & Central Church. Free admission

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October 11 @ 12:30 pm
Carunchio Oct 11

Thursday, October 11 at 12:30 p.m. Daniel Carunchio, pianist Popular Delaware pianist, winner of a 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant, plays music of J. S. Bach and 20 th century French composer Francis Poulenc. www.carunchiopiano.com Free admission

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October 14 @ 3:00 pm
Schelat Oct 14

Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. David Schelat, organist An eclectic program of music for the organ from the Baroque to today, including the dramatic and famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor of J. S. Bach, and celebrating anniversaries of François Couperin and Leo Sowerby. “Schelat took the audience on a wonderful journey from Bach to Schelat in a program that demonstrated not only his musicality and virtuosity, but also the breathtaking capabilities of the church’s Gabriel Kney organ.”…

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October 18 @ 12:30 pm
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Thursday, October 18 at 12:30 p.m. Lyra Russian Choir Returning to Wilmington is this stellar vocal ensemble from Russia, singing music from the Russian Orthodox Church as well as folk songs from their Russian homeland. This ensemble represents a remarkably rich and colorful choral tradition from that part of the world. Free admission

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October 25 @ 12:30 pm
Brandywine Harp Orchestra Oct 25

Thursday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m. Brandywine Harp Orchestra does Halloween Noontime Concerts presents again a whole herd of harps, directed by Janet Witman. This ensemble has delighted audiences all over the region and in 2009 was the first American harp orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Celebrate Halloween with them! Free admission

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November 1 @ 12:30 pm
Christiaan Taggart & Eileen Grycky, Music.

Thursday, November 1 at 12:30 p.m. Taggart Grycky Duo University of Delaware’s stellar flute and harp duo of Eileen Grycky and Christiaan Taggart will wow you. The duo’s musicianship, charm, and style have won them increasing acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Finalists in both the Concert Artists Guild competition and the East-West Artists competition in New York, the Taggart-Grycky Duo has performed in concert series throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Belgian press described the duo’s performance in Brussels…

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November 8 @ 12:30 pm
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Thursday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m. Sharon Sable and Shawn Qaissaunee Stellar songstress Sharon Sable sings music of World War I with the accompaniment of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Qaissaunee. Both are popular mainstays of the Delaware jazz world. "Sharon's voice is a gift … her phraseology pitch perfect … and her performance implores us to follow … " – Richard Gaw, Delaware Today Magazine Presented in partnership with Delaware Historical Society and its exhibit about the Armistice ending World War I,…

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November 11 @ 3:00 pm
Variant 6 Nov 11

Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. Variant 6 Philly’s hottest new vocal ensemble, Variant 6 (Jessica Beebe, Rebecca Myers, Elisa Sutherland, Steven Bradshaw, James Reese, and Daniel Schwartz) is a virtuosic vocal sextet that explores and advances the art of chamber music in the twenty-first century. Here they present a program that traces the influence of the madrigal from its roots in Italy to the German parodies of Schütz and the courtly music of Charpentier and Lully. Themes of pastoral…

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November 15 @ 12:30 pm
Youngblood Nov 15

Thursday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. Copeland String Quartet with Grant Youngblood, baritone One of Delaware’s most popular string quartets is joined by Delaware’s most popular baritone to perform George Butterworth’s delicious song cycle Love blows as the Wind Blows along with other music from the World War I era. Presented in partnership with Delaware Historical Society and its exhibit about the Armistice ending World War I, The First State on the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace.…

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November 29 @ 12:30 pm
Associate Professor of Piano Marie-Christine Delbeau. Photographed May 18th, 2010.

Thursday, November 29 at 12:30 p.m. Christopher Nichols, clarinet | Eileen Grycky, flute | Christine Delbeau, piano Three exceptional artist-faculty musicians at the University of Delaware Department of Music collaborate to present a program of works by living American composers, including the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Roger Zare’s Zodiacal Light. Free admission

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December 1 @ 7:30 pm
Mastersingers Dec 1

Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Mastersingers of Wilmington Marvin Mills, organist Janet Witman, harpist David Schelat, conductor Mastersingers starts the holiday season for you with music from our time – an all 20th and 21st century program including the tuneful and haunting Ceremony of Carols of Benjamin Britten. “stirring … incisive” – Wilmington News Journal “sang with force and assurance” – Delaware Arts Info Program: Litany for Advent – Bruce Neswick Before the dawn of time – David Schelat…

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December 6 @ 12:30 pm
Cartoon Christmas Trio

Thursday, December 6 at 12:30 p.m. Cartoon Christmas Trio A downtown Wilmington tradition. Jazz from A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as other holiday-themed animated TV specials fills the air. Always a hit with Wilmington audiences! Free admission

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December 13 @ 12:30 pm
Center City Chorale Dec 13

Thursday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. A Center City Chorale Christmas David Schelat, conductor Steven Patchel, organist Music for the season, including new tunes and old favorites, will fill the room with holiday cheer, and send you off to the Christmas holidays with a song in your heart. Free admission

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March 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Center City Chorale March 7, May 16

Thursday, March 7 at 12:30 p.m. Center City Chorale: Sing a Psalm for Me David Schelat, conductor Steven Patchel, organist A multitude of songs from the Bible’s hymnal, the book of Psalms. Introspective to jubilant, contrasting emotions will be expressed in this half hour of inspirational song. Free admission

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March 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Schelat March 14

Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. David Schelat, organist Music from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries fills the air with the unbeatable combination of Gabriel Kney organ and organist David Schelat. Free admission

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March 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Pyxis 2

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Pyxis Piano Quartet Luigi Mazzocchi, violin Amy Leonard, viola Jie Jennifer Jin, cello Hiroko Yamazaki, piano with guest Grant Youngblood, baritone The remarkable players of Pyxis perform a new composition by Chuck Holdeman for piano quartet and guest artist, baritone Grant Youngblood, based on the poetry of Jeffrey Harrison. Music of J. C. Bach and the well-known Histoire du Tango by Piazzolla round out the evening of music. Program: Keyboard Quartet in G Major…

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March 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
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Thursday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m. Ovidiu Marinescu, cello One of the outstanding musicians of his native Romania, Ovidiu Marinescu enjoys an international performing career as a cellist and conductor. We will sample some of the amazing J. S. Bach solo cello music with him. “… gripping excitement, warm tone, and total technical control over his instrument.” – Donau Zeitung, Germany Free admission

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March 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Passarinho March 28

Thursday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. Passarinho Dallas Vietty – accordion Bryce Milano – mandolin Jim Hamilton – percussion Philadelphia-based Passarinho is a small ensemble with a passion for fascinating music from South American and other world locales. Eclectic and adventurous, they combine melodies, rhythms, and harmonies that cross global boundaries to create something all their own. Passarinho is sure to excite with their refreshing repertoire and captivating instrumental prowess. Free admission

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April 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Hiroya Tsukamoto April 4

Thursday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m. Hiroya Tsukamoto, “Cinematic Guitar Poetry” Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. His show is a mixture of guitar solos and Japanese folk music and originals, sometimes with audience participation – almost finger-style guitar tinged with jazz. "Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey" – Boston Herald "…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended." – Jazz Review.com Free admission

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April 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m. OperaDelaware Sneak Preview OperaDelaware showcases its spring opera festival of Dead Man Walking, Scalia/Ginsburg, and Trial by Jury. Come and sample these celebrated operas, each with its own take – serious or humorous – on the legal system. Free admission

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April 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
La Bernardinia April 25

Thursday, April 25 at 12:30 p.m. La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble: London – Paris – Hamburg: A Musical Travelogue Experience music of the eighteenth century from three of Europe's brilliant cultural centers as La Bernardinia performs compositions by Abel, Telemann, de Fesch, Barrière, Hotteterre and others on recorders, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. Free admission

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May 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
John Bullard May 2

Thursday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m. John Bullard, banjo | David Schelat, organ Bach on the banjo! John played a memorable Thursday Noontime Concert last spring and returns to play music by J. S. Bach and Benedetto Marcello with organ as his orchestra. Unusual, yes, but remarkably beautiful and moving. Free admission

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May 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

Thursday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. The Art of Song Collaborative pianist extraordinaire Aurelien Eulert joins forces with the finest mid-Atlantic vocal talent performing songs from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Free admission

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May 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Mastersingers May 11

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Mastersingers of Wilmington Laura Kosar, soprano Grant Youngblood, baritone Hiroko Yamazaki and Marvin Mills, pianists David Schelat, conductor The German Requiem of Johannes Brahms stands as one of the shining choral stars of the late 19 th century. This masterpiece is paired with timeless newer music that shares similar themes with the Requiem of Brahms. Program: The Fruit of Silence – Peteris Vasks Nunc Dimittis – Arvo Pärt Ein Deutsches Requiem – Johannes Brahms…

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May 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Center City Chorale March 7, May 16

Thursday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. Center City Chorale: A Choral Miscellany David Schelat, conductor Steven Patchel, organist Everything from J. S. Bach to spirituals and gospel-tinged music, this concert will have something for everyone. An eclectic close to an eclectic season, all sung by the talented singers of Center City Chorale. Free admission

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