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Music from Good Shepherd

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:20 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 7:21 AM ]
Since 1996, Good Shepherd Catholic Church has opened its doors to New York's most talented musicians, giving them the opportunity to perform before appreciative audiences. "Music from Good Shepherd" has now entered its 21st season of free Sunday evening recitals!

The series began October 1
st and continues today with clarinetist Thomas Piercy. Next week, Joe Brent plays mandolin, followed on the 29th with Brooklyn Baroque, a period-instrument ensemble. (Since the way musical instruments are manufactured has changed so much over the last few centuries, period-instruments are made the way they used to be, so that older music can sound how it did when it was first composed.)

November brings guitarist Daniel Lippel; the Tanguera Tango Ensemble; and The McCarron Bros. Jazz Quartet, with Suzanne Mueller on cello. It concludes on the 26
th with Novelette 13, a flute and piano duo.

December 3
rd is the voice and guitar ensemble Duo Cantabile. The Chancel Choir and the Orchestra of Good Shepherd Church then culminate the series on December 10th with their annual presentation of G. F. Handel’s oratorio Messiah.

All the recitals begin at 6:00
PM. You’re invited to hear this wonderful tradition of chamber music-making in the community of Marine Park. While admission is free and open to the public, voluntary donations for the performers are encouraged. “This series has become a cultural treasure for the southern end of Brooklyn,” said Michael Fontana, the music director.