The First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, presents final Soli Deo Gloria Concert
Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. – The First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, announces the final concert in the 2015-2016 Soli Deo Gloria Concert Series featuring the choral group, Cappella Nova Mundi, with William Kempster, conductor, on Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm.
Primarily sung a capella, the program will include Missa de Sancta Cruce of Renaissance master Pierre de la Rue and motets by Felix Mendelssohn. One of the Mendelssohn selections will feature the First Church Noack organ, Opus 145. The Soli Deo Gloria Concert Series was inaugurated in 2014 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this magnificent instrument.
Australian conductor William Kempster has been director of choirs at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) since 1999. With the encouragement of many former UNH singers, Kempster formed the chorus, Cappella Nova Mundi (CNM), in 2011. The group has expanded its horizons recently to include concerts outside of New Hampshire and outside of the United States. CNM competed in the European Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany, last year, and on the same tour also gave a concert in Bach’s church – the Thomaskirche – in Leipzig.
The concert is free and open to the public, and free-will offerings will be accepted. Child care will be provided. The First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, is located at 40 Monument Avenue in Swampscott. For more information call 781-592-6081 or check out thefirstchurch.org.