Andreas Klein, piano

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First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

Andreas Klein is widely admired as a pianist of rare sensitivity and musicality. The New York Times called him “a pianist who makes silences sound like music.” Classical Voice of North Carolina says “Andreas Klein is a stupendous pianist…a stunning performance by any standard, and it brought the audience to its feet in a rousing ovation.” He has performed in many of the leading houses in Europe as well as extensively across North America, and in South America. Since his meteoric start in his native Germany, performing recitals and as soloist with orchestra, he eventually answered the call to go to the Juilliard School in New York. The New York Times calls Andreas “A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism. . .” What better way to spend a spring evening than to hear the sounds of our Steinway under the skilled hands of Andreas Klein?

Fourth Avenue, a cappella quartet

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First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

Fourth Avenue is an a cappella quartet that has been sharing their high-energy show with audiences since 1993. Incredible harmony, audience participation, outrageous humor and a fully choreographed stage show are all part of the musical extravaganza. Their concert will feature a variety of familiar pop, soul, R&B, gospel and doo-wop favorites from different eras as well as catchy original music performed with their unique high energy approach. They have shared the stage with such national acts as the Beach Boys, and The Temptations. Their ability to connect with audiences of all ages was put to use at King’s Island Amusement Park for five years, and performing in the Netherlands for the 130th anniversary of Holland American Cruise Lines. You won’t want to miss this fun filled evening of music!

Pete Siers Trio

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First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

Our twenty-fifth season will open with the well-known Detroit area Pete Siers Trio. The group features clarinetist Dave Bennett, pianist Cliff Monear, and drummer Pete Siers. Yes, a couple of these names may sound familiar as they have graced our concert series with other groups previously featured. The Pete Siers Trio focuses on the iconic style of Gene Krupa and the trio he formed with clarinetist Benny Goodman and pianist Teddy Wilson. With its driving beats and high level of energy (and no bass player!), the trio puts its own twist on the swing era, drawing on the group’s diverse background and extraordinary musicianship and experience. This high-powered threesome will bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toe. Don’t miss this opportunity for some world class jazz. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you there!

Langsford Men’s Chorus

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First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

The Langsford Men’s Chorus began in the fall of 1999 when six alumni of Wayne State University Men’s Glee Club gathered around a piano. Since the beginning they have welcomed all men who sing, and by the end of the first season about a third were non-WSU alumni. Over the years their adherence to the principles of excellence in choral music has allowed the Langsford Men’s Chorus to grow to over sixty members, all with very diverse musical backgrounds. They are dedicated to perform, promote and perpetuate the art of men’s choral music through the brotherhood of song and the fellowship among men. We hope you will put this concert on your calendar and allow the Langsford Men’s Chorus to serenade you as you welcome spring.

Joel Raney, piano

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7:30pm | Saturday, March 9, 2019 

First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

Joel Raney is no stranger to many of you who attended our choral workshop in 2012. This season he will return to present a piano concert on our Steinway grand piano. Joel is an outstanding composer and arranger of sacred music whose works grace churches every Sunday all across the country. His background in classical, jazz, gospel and popular music helps him to create pieces that exhibit that undefinable quality of freshness and originality that sets him apart. He started playing the piano sometime between learning to walk and learning to read. He earned a Masters in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School and has been captivating audiences with his playing ever since. Come, be spellbound by Joel’s passionate and electrifying keyboard performance.

Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

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7:30pm | Saturday, January 26, 2019 

First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

America’s premier youth fiddling show band, the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, astounds audiences every time they take the stage. They present an energetic and polished show that features a diverse range of music from American folk, bluegrass, jazz, fiddle, western swing and Celtic traditions. Spirited vocals and Appalachian step dancing combine with the instrumentals to create an unforgettable live performance. These youthful musicians are so good they have been honored to perform three times at the White House and twice on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. They have not only toured the U.S. from coast to coast, but have performed in Canada and tours of Europe. What better way could we begin our 2019 season than to feature these creative, talented, spirited, youthful musicians? They are sure to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you there!

River City Jazz Ensemble

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7:30pm | Saturday, October 13, 2018 

First United Methodist Church, Port Huron, MI

The River City Jazz Ensemble has promised they will put bounce in the step of everyone who attends this concert. Now if that won’t bring spring in with a bound we don’t know what will! They are West Michigan’s high society dance band, playing the standard swing tunes from the 30’s thru the 50’s. The band was started in 1976 by Henry Swat, a veteran of the West Point Band, which toured with such stars as Doris Day and Martha Raye. River City Jazz is comprised of the area’s top notch musicians who in part, serve community through this great American musical heritage. They have been honored to perform for Presidents Bush, Ford, and Reagan, the Governor’s Inaugural Ball, The Ambassador to Italy, First Lady Betty Ford and opened for Bob Newhart in Chicago. Don’t be left out of the fun. Put this date on your calendar early.