Venue Street Address:

First Congregational Church
3624 Main St (Route 7A)
Manchester, VT 05254


Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church
Manchester, VT


Solaris Vocal Ensemble will present a benefit concert on Sunday, June 16, 2019, 4:00pm at the First Congregational Church (FCC) in Manchester, VT, sponsored by the FCC Chancel Choir. Admission to the concert is free, with audience members encouraged to make a donation to the historic church’s Organ Restoration Fund. 

Artistic Director Dr. Dawn Willis and the Solaris Ensemble will introduce themselves to the Manchester area audience with the purpose of energizing donations to the church’s Organ Restoration Fund. FCC’s exceptional organ, in need of preservation, was gifted to the church in 1959, and with 1588 pipes is one of the largest pipe organs left in the state of Vermont.

Solaris will be joined by the Chancel Choir for portions of the concert. Selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Giuseppe Verdi, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Morten Lauridsen are among the works to be presented by Solaris Ensemble. Manchester saxophonist Glen Hueckel will accompany Solaris for the Anders Paulsson arrangement of the American spiritual Deep River.

Admission to the concert is free (general seating), with audience members encouraged to make a donation to the Organ Restoration Fund.

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