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Concerts on Colonial

The 2024 Concerts on Colonial Series:


March 10, 2024, 4pm             

Presby Bop Jazz Quintet

Presbybop Music is a musical venture of Bill Carter, jazz pianist and Presbyterian minister. They are based in northeastern Pennsylvania and have presented concerts and jazz worship services in churches and venues around the country. Bill Carter spends most of his time as a busy pastor in a bustling church, yet he keenly senses that God wants him to use his musical gifts as a means of reaching people with the good news of God's grace, peace, and joy. His jazz ministry has received national recognition and has served as a model for integrating the arts in Christian ministry.


May 26, 2024, 3pm                

Dalí Quartet

The Dalí Quartet, based in Philadelphia, is acclaimed for bringing Latin American quartet repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. Tours of its Classical Roots, Latin Soul programming have reached enthusiastic audiences across the US, Canada and South America. Inspired by its namesake, the great Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the quartet holds imagination and excellence at the heart of its music making. The quartet serves as faculty at West Chester University Wells School of Music as the Quartet in Residence, and is an Iris Collective Resident Ensemble. On February 7, 2024, the Dalí Quartet was named Ensemble of the Year by Chamber Music America.


November 3, 2024, 3pm        

Mendelsohn Piano Trio

Since its founding in 1997, the Mendelsohn Piano Trio has performed over 500 concerts in the US, Europe and Asia.  As the Ensemble-in-Residence at Messiah University since 2002, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio has performed Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Harrisburg Symphony and enjoyed a multi-year collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, as well as, two decades long affiliation with the Embassy Series in Washington DC. Pianist, Ya-Ting Chang is from Taiwan; violinist, Peter Sirotin is from Ukraine; and cellist, Fiona Thompson is from England.


December 15, 2024, 3pm      

Hershey Handbell Ensemble       

Formed in 2004, this auditioned community handbell ensemble performs in south-central Pennsylvania seasonally during April and December. The group numbers fifteen on a regular basis and rings on seven and a half octaves of Malmark handbells, six octaves of Malmark Choirchimes, four octaves of Petit & Fritsen handbells, and two octaves of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells. The ensemble is under the direction of Artistic Director, Dr. Shawn Gingrich.

Concerts on Colonial Mission Statement

The Concerts on Colonial Concert Series seeks to involve the community in experiencing different kinds of music that has the attributes to positively enrich lives balancing classical, jazz, and other quality genres from local and national artists with the highest quality possible while free and open to the public.  Through this, we provide a service to the community of our sanctuary, musical instruments, and hospitality through which we open doors to our neighbors and to potential new members.

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