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The Arborlawn Series

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A Festival of Advent - December 15, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.

The Chancel Choir and The Orchestra at Arborlawn

A seasonal favorite each year! The Chancel Choir and The Orchestra at Arborlawn perform carols, two suites by Randol Bass, and other music from the Advent and Christmas seasons, with a few surprises thrown in.  Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching.  Join us for this wonderful service of worship!  

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Cathedral Echoes - April 6, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

The Chancel Choir and Orchestra at Arborlawn with Schola Cantorum

This concert features the Chancel Choir of Arborlawn and Schola Cantorum with The Orchestra at Arborlawn.  The performance will showcase choral and orchestral performances of Mozart's Coronation Mass, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Handel's Zadok the Priest.  Imagine the thrill of an orchestra, a choir of 175 singers, and the magical acoustics of Arborlawn United Methodist Church! This is a free concert with no admission charge. 

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Ken Medema - May 4, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Pianist, Composer, Singer

Ken Medema, a dynamic musician and inspirational person, was born with limited eyesight.  Despite this blindness, Medema developed a keen interest and passion for music from an early age.  After taking piano lessons in Braille as a child, he learned how to play by ear and how to improvise, which then led him to study music therapy at Michigan State University with a concentration on performance in piano and voice.  Following completion of his Master’s degree, Medema worked as a music therapist until 1973, at which point he began his career as a recording and performing artist.  Today, Ken performs all over the country, from local congregations to annual assemblies of national organizations.  He and his wife Jane live in the San Francisco Bay area of California.  Ken will be joining us for worship on Sunday morning at Arborlawn at 11:00 a.m., as well as performing in this concert on Sunday evening.  Don’t miss it!

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A Salute to America - July 4, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

The Festival Choir and Jerry Westenkuehler, Organist

Join us for this annual Fort Worth tradition.  Concerts at Arborlawn presents the 200-voice Festival Chorus in the 25th Annual “Salute to America” concert on Friday, July 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Arborlawn’s sanctuary. The entertaining evening includes singing of all military anthems with veterans and families standing for their respective branch of the service, as well as audience participation in singing God Bless AmericaYou’re a Grand Old FlagMy Country ‘Tis of TheeAmerica the Beautiful, and other favorites.  The choir will be singing favorites to include Wilhousky’s Battle Hymn of the RepublicThis is My SongLet There Be Peace on Earth, and others. Under the direction of Arborlawn’s minister of worship arts Tom Stoker, the choir will be accompanied by Dr. Jerry Westenkuehler, organist, on Arborlawn’s 107-rank Dan Garland Organ.  The choir is open to any who wants to sing that evening.  Singers are asked to wear their favorite red, white, and blue, and come to rehearse from 4-6 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Singers will be served a light dinner, and the choir will sing for the 7:00 p.m. concert. There is no admission charge for the concert.  The public is invited to attend.