Stanwich Congregational Church celebrates spring on Saturday

Stanwich Congregational Church will present a new program, Worthy is the Lamb, a Celebration in Words and Music, led by Sean Jackson, director of music and organist on Saturday, May 11.

The concert, which begins at 3 p.m., is a celebration of spring and rebirth of the spirit featuring music by Brahms, Britten, Handel, Purcell, and Stainer, interspersed with inspirational readings by Stanwich children and youth members.

Performers include the Stanwich choir with soloists Amy Clapp Dye and Denise LeVan, sopranos, Wendy Gerbier, mezzo-soprano, and Wiley Maddox, bass and the Stanwich Evensong band, youth soloists and chamber ensemble.

Also participating will be guest artists trumpeter Thompson Crozier, tenor Jon Hunt, violinist Anna Leinbach, and Christian Gospel artist Adrienne Reedy.

Dr. Jackson, originally from Barbados, was a recipient of a National Development Scholarship from the Barbados Government. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music, London, and his Doctorate and Master of Music degree from Juilliard. He spent six years as assistant organist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, where he recorded with the Trinity Choir on the Naxos label, and was formerly director of music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford.

Dr. Jackson’s past performances include a solo concert at The Washington National Cathedral, and appearances with orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He has several recordings to his credit and hosts a web podcast series on hymns.

Stanwich Congregational Church is located at 202 Taconic Road. This is a freewill offering and a reception will follow.

For more information, call 203-661-4420.

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