Famous Christ Church male choir to perform at DCPC

DAVIDSON – The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford, England, one of the world’s top male-voice choirs, will perform sacred and contemporary works at Davidson College Presbyterian Church during its 2014 North America tour.

The choir will be joined by 180 singers from several area choirs, including DCPC, Davidson United Methodist Church and the Choral Arts Society of Davidson College.

The choir of 18 boys and 13 men is directed by Stephen Darlington, one of England’s foremost choral conductors. Darlington has traveled worldwide both with the choir and as an organist. An extensive discography comprising more than 50 CDs includes several award-winning recordings. 

“Our chancel choir is very excited about singing with this world-famous choir of men and boys, and receiving coaching from Dr. Darlington,” said Jane Cain, music director at DCPC. “Singing great choral masterpieces in a large group is great fun and will be an inspiration!”

The program for the concert includes showpieces of the English choral tradition by such composers as John Taverner, William Byrd, Edvard Grieg, Edward Elgar and Gabriel Fauré.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at DCPC, at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road.

Tickets are available at www.CarolinaTix.org and cost $20 for adults and $10 for youth & children.

Details: www.dcpc.org.


Davidson Friends Meeting holds Q&A about Quaker faith

DAVIDSON – Have you heard about Quakers and want to know more?

The public is invited to hear answers to frequently asked questions about Quakers and Quakerism.

Peace, justice, simplicity, equality, and unity are some of the tenets of the Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends).

The Q&A meeting takes place 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. March 23 at 625 S. St.

Details: DavidsonQuaker@yahoo.com or www.davidson.quaker.org.


Gethsemane Baptist sponsors 5K Blitz Road Race

DAVIDSON - Time to spring forward, lace up your shoes and get movin' at the second annual 5K Blitz Road Race, sponsored by the Health & Wellness Ministry at Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Prizes will be awarded for top winners. Adults and kids, runners and walkers, young and old are welcomed. A one-mile run/walk is also available for beginners.

The race begins at 8 a.m. March 22 at Gethsemane Baptist, 565 Jetton St.

Register for only $15 before March 15 or for $20 after March 15. Participants can also register the day of the race.

Register online at www.gbclakenorman.org or 704-892-1635.


Lutheran church welcomes Christian education director

CORNELIUS – Community in Christ Lutheran welcomes JoEllen Butler as the new director of Christian education for the church’s growing Sunday school program.

She was installed during the March 9 worship service.

Butler will equip and support volunteers for the church's Sunday school program, which runs concurrent with the 9:30 a.m. contemporary worship service. She will also head the church's milestone ministry program, which includes First Communion instruction for second grade students, beginning March 30.

This summer, Butler will run vacation Bible school, which served more than 100 children in the Lake Norman area in 2013. 

Butler can be reached for more information at JoEllen@communityinchrist.net.


Kol Tikvah sponsors 5K race

DAVIDSON – Kol Tikvah is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run.

The 5K race will start at 8 a.m., with registration opening at 7 a.m. March 23 at Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South Ave. Every child under 13 who finishes the 1-mile Fun Run will receive a prize. 

Online registration and additional information can be found at www.davidsontiming.com.

Details: Wayne Eckert, run4life@bellsouth.net.


St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Annunciation

MOORESVILLE – St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church will soon celebrate Annunciation, which is one of the great feasts of the Orthodox Church. Greeks also celebrate Greek Independence Day this day.

According to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1, the archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to “announce” to her that she would conceive and bear a son.

The date, March 25, is exactly nine months before the celebration of Jesus birth on Dec. 25.

The Annunciation service is at 9:15 a.m. March 25 at the church, 134-A Talbert Pointe Drive. Father Robert Lawrence is priest at St. Luke.

Details: 704-660-6915, www.stluke-nc.org.


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