Christopher Ellis, violin + Dexter Ruffin, piano Friday, March 10 @ 7PM
Sunday, April 23 2017 @ 3PM Emily Morton, soprano & Casey Childers, piano
Elizabeth Winstead, soprano + Rita Bennett, piano Friday, February 24 2017 | 7PM
Friday, January 13 2017 @ 7PM Duo Venandi Vonda Darr, harp + Wendy Cohen, flute
Friday, NOvember 8 @ 7PM Greg Daughtry, pianist
Mr. Daughtry attended Greensboro College and Campbell University and graduated from Campbell in 1989. While attending Camp- bell, he studied voice under Dr. Paul Yoder, piano under Suetta Scarborough and organ under Susie Horton and Dr. Cynthia Brown. He will share in works from his upcoming CD!
Thursday, OCtober 31 @ 6:30PM Pedals and pipes, oh my! A spooktacular concert!
This evening of ghosts, singing and scary music is one of our most memorable events! Comprised of works such as the Bach, "Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565", Gigout's, "Toccata in b minor", Pumpkin Carols, sing-a-longs, costume contests and this evening brings out the joy from young to old! This child friendly concert exposes children and adults to the pipe organ and other instruments in a slightly different way! Costumes are certainly encouraged by all! Sponsored by the East Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Visit the ECAGO (East Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists) at www.ecago.org
fRIDAY, oCTOBER 18 @ 7pm sHELLEY mADDOX, SOPRANO singing the works of floyd, Verdi, faure, liszt, bizet, porter, franck, schumann & schubert
Shelley Maddox, soprano, holds a position as Instructor of Voice at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. She received a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and a Certificate of Advenced Performance Studies in Voice from East Carolina University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Maryville College. At East Carolina, she made her operatic debut in 2008 as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Other operatic roles included Anna Gomez in Menotti’s The Consul, and Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Mrs. Maddox studied with Alicia Massie-Legg, Kay Pascal, Elena Fray, and Ann Taddie.
She has soloed with various choirs including the Chowan Masterworks Chorale, the ECU Chamber Singers on their Gothic Records Recording Greater Love, the ECU Choral Scholars, the University of Tennessee Chamber Singers, the Maryville College Concert Choir, and the Maryville College Community Chorus and Orchestra. Mrs. Maddox was also featured at the 13th Annual ECU Religious Arts Festival as the soprano soloist for John Rutter’s Requiem. She premiered a new work on the 2011 ECU New Music Festival, Reflections of the Moon, composed by her husband, Dwight Dockery. Mrs. Maddox also sings in the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church in Smithfield, NC. She and Dwight reside in Greenville, NC with their two dogs, Pepper and Dilly.
fRIDAY, sEPTEMBER 27 @ 7pm miCHAEL vETRANO, TENOR
FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY: WORKS BY COPLAND, FAURÉ, MALTBY, PUCCINI, SCHÖNBERG, SCHUMANN, VERDI.
Michael Vetrano is Director of Music at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greenville. He holds a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Syracuse University School of Music, where he studied with Helen Boatwright and was awarded the Jerome S. Solomon Memorial Scholarship. Prior to his move to Greenville, he was Director of Music at Catholic churches in Fairmount, Camillus, and Endicott, New York. A former director of Community Pops Chorus and the Brotherhood of Harmony Barbershop Chorus, Michael currently sings in Community Pops and teaches private lessons in voice, piano, and music theory.
Friday, August 16 @ 7PM The Jonathon Bennett Endowment Concert Elizabeth Winstead, soprano & Casey whaley, piano
A Concert in Memory of Jonathon S. Bennett All benefits from this concert’s love offering will go to support the Jonathon S. Bennett endowment fund which will support a high school senior at Fike School.
Sunday, July 28 @ 5PM Music for Hope
If you enjoy music then you have a place with us on Sunday, July 28th at 5 PM. Even if you don’t necessarily enjoy music, then perhaps you can leave finding yourself uplifted and rejuvenated with a new found appreciation! First Christian is yes, offering its 2nd Annual Music for Hope Concert.
Here, musicians will find themselves gathering once again in the Sanctuary of First Christian Church to share their gifts freely with the Wilson Community. They will be traveling from Wilson, Rocky Mount and Greenville areas. Performing everything from broadway hits , to renaissance, to hymn compilations and secular show tunes, everyone will surely find something they enjoy! The 2012 Music for Hope Concert had over 200 in attendance, innumerable items donated and over $1,600.00 which went directly to Hope Station. Information about Hope Station will be available in the narthex, as well as a reception for everyone including the participating musicians and board members of Hope Station. Childcare will be available.
Items especially needed: canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter, pasta sauce and cereal. Place these items in one of 3 bins to support the FCC Staff Food Drive Competition! A love offering will be taken.
Cristiano Pessoa Rizzotto, organist Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Carroll Puppet Ministry Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (Fellowship Hall)
Greg Daughtry & Casey Whaley, piano & organ Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ms. Casey Whaley, organist Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16 at 6PM The Master's Men in Concert
Friday, May 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM Stephen Gourley, organist in concert
Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 7PM The Ugandan Orphans Choir
2009 Advent Series Casey Whaley, organist Christin Baker, organist Marty Barstow, organist