Concerts with a Cause brings live music to our community.
Generous donors allow us to offer the concert series free of charge.
At each concert, we collect a “love offering” – not for the performers – but for a local service organization.
Christianity has always been associated with great works of art and beauty, expressing the inexpressible and transcending the earthbound. It is our prayer that these concerts will help you find God here. As we gather, we also hope to benefit service organizations which are doing good work for the Kingdom of God in our community. Since its beginning in 2003, Concerts with a Cause has donated $214,837.20 to 55 local organizations.
October 17 Rastrelli Cello Quartet 3:00 pm
Rastrelli’s mission is to perform music “between the genres,”
mixing works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky
with those of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and The Beatles.
The cause: RECing Crew
This concert was rescheduled from 2020, due to Covid precautions.
November 21 A Musical Friendsgiving 3:00 pm
We celebrate a return to in-person music-making with gratitude for
local musicians who helped us make it through the pandemic shutdown.
Mark Dickens, organist
Clara Park and Martin David Jones, duo-pianists
Anastasia Petrunina, violinist
Denis Petrunin, percussionist
Arthur Ross, violist
The cause: Boys With a Future
December 24 Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols 10:30 pm
The Saint John Choirs and orchestra
The cause: Child Enrichment
February 6 Bradley Welch, concert organist 3:00 pm
“A world-class virtuoso. A breathtaking performance… intensely moving.” – The American Organist
The cause: Grace House
Some past performances for CWC:
- Eugenia Zukerman
- Joseph Flummerfelt
- Mack Wilberg (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
- Emily Saliers (The Indigo Girls)
- Alice Parker
- The Swingle Singers
- Sophie Shao
- The Vega Quartet
- and organists David Higgs, Paul Jacobs, Olivier Latry, Nathan Laube