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Grace Community Music Concert CANCELLED Due to Injury

Members of Grace Church School Choirs prepare for St. Francis Day pet blessing service at 9 and St. Michael's Eve Evensong at 3:30 September 28 Credits: Jabez Van Cleef

The concert Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to Madison Flutist Susan Glaser fracturing her wrist in a pedestrian accident.  Susan was preparing to a New York Philharmonic audition and the whole community would like to offer our condolences and well-wishes to this fine performer.

The Grace Community Music Season will continue with the performance of Gabriel Fauré’s beloved REQUIEM by Grace Church Adult and School Choirs, ages 7 thru adult with Merynda Adams, harp; Eric Stroud, organ; Ruth Zumstein, violin, and Dr. Matlack conducting. There will also be works by Parry and Gandjany. This short memorial concert takes place Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 7:30 p.m.  Admission is by freewill donation at the door.

The Flute Coaching day originally scheduled for October was also moved to November to accommodate more enrollment. FLUTE COACHING DAY with UpTown Flutes will now take place on November 18 from from 1-5 p.m.  Students will be coached on Junior and Senior High School region solos in a group master class, and join with the professional flute ensemble in a concert at 4 pm ($10). To register ($50) contact

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Sunday December 16 at 3 pm there is a full performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria with Chamber Orchestra, the Grace Church Adult and School Choirs, and Patricia Ruggles, alto. Also featured in that concert:  Mark Miller’s Grace Church Gloria, a work commissioned and premiered ten years ago to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Grace Choirs.

2013 events will include An American Wassail with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013 3 p.m. Next, 36 MadAve, Drew University’s all-male a cappella group joins with Grace’s teen guys (The “Gargoyles”) and NJYouth Chorus Young Men on Friday Feb. 1, 2013 7:30 p.m.  followed by Monteverdi & More with Elise Figa, soprano  Sat. Feb. 9, 2013 7:30.

The well-received Friday Lenten Organ Recital Series runs from Feb. 22-Mar.22, 2013 12:15-12:45 p.m., with pedals and keyboard projected on the wall and Lunch following.

Spring offerings range from Opera  to choral including workshops and Harmonium concerts.  To receive a full listing by one-time email, contact The season flyer is also available at Grace Church and at

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