Another season of free entertainment begins Sunday, Sept. 13, as the eighth season of the High Street United Methodist Church’s Sanctuary Series returns.
Nine shows will take place monthly at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons through May 2016. Each show will include a meet-and-greet reception with the performer or performers following each show.
Admission to performances, which are in the church sanctuary, is free, but free-will offerings will be taken at each show to help with the costs.
The 2015-16 season will include:
Sept. 13: Matthew Moore, who will present “John’s Gospel,” highlighting the story of Jesus.
Oct. 11: Wittenberg University Choir will perform sacred and secular music.
Nov. 8: Tyler Detrick in Concert features the recent Cedarville University graduate’s return to the series for a solo show of traditional classics and folk favorites.
Dec. 13: The Music of Christmas has the return of Oakwood Brass teaming up with High Street’s chancel choir to perform holiday classics.
Jan. 31: Wright Brass is a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base group that plays various places throughout the Midwest.
Feb. 14: John Mortensen at the Piano will be a program of diverse selections of classical and jazz piano tunes to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
March 13: Live Wire Ensembles are another returnee to the series with Springfield Youth Symphony groups including string, woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles.
April 10: Cellocentric, formerly the Doug Wood Trio, blends acoustic guitar, cello and electric bass into a fusion of styles including classical, new age, jazz, pop and rock.
May 15: Dayton Area Harp Ensemble rounds out the season with a harp concert of Celtic, pop and classical tunes.
Detrick and Mortensen are veterans of The Demerits, Cedarville University’s Irish band.
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