On Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 pm, in a concert entitled Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, the Crescent Singers will perform a variety of works illustrating the many forms and facets of love, under the direction of F. Allen Artz, III.  This will be the final performance of Crescent Concerts’ 34th season, and the final performance directed by Maestro Artz, who is retiring at the end of this season.  The Crescent Singers perform in the splendor of the neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, and will be accompanied by organist Brenda Day.

The Crescent Singers will sing of religious love, in Gustav Holst’s stirring O God, Beyond All Praising; they will sing of maternal love, in Eric Whitacre's tender setting of Rudyard Kipling’s poem The Seal Lullaby, originally written to be the theme of an animated film that was never produced; they will sing of redeeming love, in a setting of Christina Rossetti’s Love Came Down at Christmas; lost love, in Danny Boy; and will close with a beautiful setting of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s How do I love thee? by Eric Nelson.

Concert Information

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Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 pm

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield


Ample free, secure parking in Church lot (Entrance on 1st Place - connected to church by walkway)

Ticket prices: General Admission-$20, Seniors-$15, Students-$5. 

Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the concert, or are available during normal business hours at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church office. Call 908-756-2468 or visit http://crescentconcerts.org/ for more information about this and upcoming concerts.

About Crescent Concerts

Since 1980, Crescent Concerts at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church has brought world-class musical events to the residents of the City of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Under the superb musical direction of F. Allen Artz III, programming for our concert series is wonderfully diverse, including solo voice and instrumental performances, chamber groups, and full choral/orchestral spectaculars. Crescent Concerts is committed to ensuring that its programs are accessible to all. If you require a special accommodation, please do not hesitate to ask at the concert or call in advance at 908-756-2468 (9am – 4pm).


Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.