Welcome to the 2016-2017 season of Christ the Servant concert Series! Now in its fifth season, this series continues to take strides in bringing high quality musical entertainment in a variety of styles.
Our season begins with a casual Oktoberfest Coffee House with music and treats for the occasion. An eclectic organ concert featuring three local organists will take place on Reformation Sunday, and just in time for Halloween. The Allen Community Band returns to get us in the Christmas spirit with a festive Christmas concert. In the spring we will have an evening of easy listening with the Collin College Harp and Guitar ensembles. The exciting Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio from New York City is sure to display some toe-tapping jazz flair. Closing the season is a Coffee House Variety Show with a gallery of art from local artists.
We hope you will join us for this wonderful lineup of concerts for the 2016-2017 season!
2016 - 2017 Season
Oktoberfest Coffee House
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Open 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come and enjoy an Oktoberfest themed coffee house with live, authentic music by Kleine Blasmusik. In addition to our regular coffee house menu, German desserts and pastries will be offered.
Featuring Jordan Smith, Chris Brunt and Benjamin Kolodziej
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Christ the Servant's organist, Jordan Smith, will be joined by two local favorites, Chris Brunt and Benjamin Kolodziej, in an eclectic organ concert on Reformation Sunday. The three organists will perform works by Reger, Bach, Franck, Howells, Mathias, Bruce Simonds, Andrew Lloyd and more! The middle portion of the program will feature music related to the reformation and hymn singing. Information about the Schudi organ at Christ the Servant can be found under the Music Ministry tab.
Allen Community Band Christmas Concert
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 7:30 pm
The Allen Community Band, under the direction of Craig Logan, will present a Christmas program sure to get you in the holiday spirit. You can expect to hear a variety of Christmas classics in old and new arrangements.
Collin College Harp & Guitar Ensembles
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Returning to the concert series is the fantastic Collin College Guitar ensemble, under the direction of Fernand Vera, this time joined by the celestial sounds of the Collin College Harp Ensemble, under the direction of Cindy Horstman. This concert will feature the very talented music students at Collin College performing together as ensembles and soloists.
Peter & Will Anderson Jazz Trio
Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone," (New York Times) identical twins Peter & Will Anderson have headlined the Blue Note, Kennedy Center, and New Orleans Jazz Festival, playing "with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery." (All About Jazz) The Andersons are Juilliard grads, have played on Grammy winning recordings, and toured the U.K., South America, and Japan. They're known for their exciting renditions of American Songbook, Gershwin, Cole Porter, and also fresh sounding original works.
Coffee House Variety Show and Art Gallery
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Open 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Variety Show featuring several small ensembles from Christ the Servant and other local talent, combined with an art show featuring local artists will close the season. Come and enjoy the talents of musicians, poets and actors ages 5-95 and peruse the beautiful art displayed throughout the building on what is sure to be an entertaining evening.