Friday Advent Organ Concerts, 12:15 p.m.

Falling just before Christmas, the season of Advent is a time of contemplation and introspection. While the pipe organ is often associated only with being loud, Rick Erickson and Brian Glikes, our organists at Christ the King Lutheran Church, will show a different side of the “King of Instruments” with a series of 30-minute organ recitals, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. on December 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Wednesday Nights at Church this Fall

The following programs resume this fall semester: Adult classes, choristers, chorus and choir, and Confirmation class. The Music Explorer classes for babies and toddlers will be in recess until January. Due to the space limitations caused by the flooding of the basement the Wednesday Night dinners have been suspended until we can resume full programming.

Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice. Adults are invited to bring a snack or your own dinner.

Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Jr. Choristers (K-second grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
Choristers (third-sixth grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Love Your Neighbour 5:45 p.m.
Resilient Reformer 6:15 p.m. (resumes September 27)
Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

Houston Early Music Festival

Join Houston’s leading ensembles, Bach Society Houston, Mercury, Piping Rock Singers, Houston Early Music, and Ars Lyrica Houston, for a week of cutting-edge music — two of the six events take place at Christ the King Church!

Madrigals, Motets, and Merryment
madrigalsFriday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church

Join our member Karl Lothmann and the Piping Rock Singers as they present Madrigals, Motets and Merryment, an evening of rarely heard street song style madrigals and beloved favorites. The program combines works by Dering, Gibbons and Janequin with a sampling of madrigals by other treasured Renaissance composers.

Bach Family Motets
bachologo-new-webSunday, February 19, 6:00 p.m. in the nave
Bach Society Houston presents the final concert of the 2017 Houston Early Music Festival: Bach Family Motets. The Bach family was enormous — Johann Sebastian had eight siblings and 20 children, many of them composers, and he almost certainly studied their compositions. Continue reading