Plymouth Music Series Concerts 

Plymouth Summer Arts Festival

"WORKING" the Musical: Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, 7:00 pm; Sunday, July 10, 2:00 pm

Experience the Plymouth Players as they present the 2012 edition of the award winning musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s “Working: People talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do.” The production is directed by Heather Brackeen Moore and Ian Williams, choreographed by Hannah Moore, with musical direction by Robert Nance.

MUSIC SERIES CONCERTS: July 10 – 17, 2016 (see descriptions below)

All concerts are free and open to the public; freewill offerings will be gratefully accepted.

Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm

A Classic Hymn Sing with Janice Furtner

Hosted by the delightful and engaging Janice Furtner and accompanied Robert Nance, the audience is the star for this program.  Professional and amateur singers, hymn enthusiasts, and even in-the-shower vocalists, ALL are welcome to join in and sing some great hymns of faith, past and present!

Tuesday, July 12, 7:00 pm

Trumpet and Organ Duo with Andy Lott and Robert Nance

Come hear the festive sounds of Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s new principal trumpet player Andy Lott in recital with Robert Nance at the organ.

Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 pm

Vocal Arts Institute: A Recital

This recital features Fort Wayne’s own up-and-coming vocal artists. Twenty students were selected from over 100 applicants to participate in this summer’s Heartland Sings Vocal Arts Institute, and they will perform a variety of selections from art song to pop. Come prepared to be inspired by these exceptionally talented young vocal artists!

Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm

Vocal Arts Institute: Choral Concert

Twenty Outstanding Student Vocal Artists and their professional mentors from Heartland Sings join together to perform a variety of choral masterpieces. This concert is the concluding performance of the 2016 Heartland Vocal Arts Institute.

 Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm

Dynamic Song Duo: John Escosa & Kara Jaurigue

Singer/Guitarist John Escosa and Singer Kara Jaurigue perform a variety of classic pop songs in this performance. 

Saturday, July 16: Plymouth Rocks the Block: A Pre-Fireworks Concert

Cookout at 6:00 pm; Concert at 7:00 pm; Fireworks Finalé at 10:00 pm

Featuring the Band "Endgame", Plymouth rocks the block in the parking lot behind the church in preparation for the Three Rivers Festival Fireworks.  Plymouth’s Congregational Life Board sponsors this concert. Bring your own lounge chair! Cookout begins at 6:00 pm. 

Sunday, July 17, 2:00 pm

Heartland Vocal Artists

This final concert of the Summer Arts Festival features the full-time vocal artists of Heartland Sings.  Singers Elaina Robbins, Jennifer Fijal, Mark Phillips, Jerome Síbulo and Ian Williams perform a wide variety of music from art song to pop.  



Sanctuary Singers: (adult, high school youth and older) This ensemble serves regularly at the 10:00 am. worship service and for special holiday services.  This choir serves as the core of the Boar’s Head Chorus.  They rehearse Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, and Sundays, 9:00 am, with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed.  Contact Robert Nance for details.

Youth Music Ensemble: (middle and high school youth) This ensemble of singers and instrumentalists serves in worship on a periodic basis. Various opportunities are tailored to the abilities and interests of those participating.  Rehearsals are 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Music Room.  Contact Robert Nance for details.

Children's Choir: (children, grades K-5) The children’s choir prepares music and drama for worship service about once each month as scheduled, between September and May. Musical experience includes instruments, movement, drama, and singing. They rehearse Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Contact Phil Slane for details. 

Plymouth Bell Ensemble: (all ages, medium-advanced skill level) This group performs periodically for Sunday morning worship and special services, approximately once each month throughout the year.  They rehearse Wednesdays from  6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary balcony.  This ensemble is also part of the Boar’s Head Orchestra.  For details, contact Tim Cunningham.

Plymouth Players: (all ages, medium-advanced skill level) This drama troupe performs periodically for Sunday morning worship and special performances throughout the year.  They rehearse as needed.  If interested, contact Robert Nance or Heather Brackeen.

Boar’s Head Chorus and Orchestra: (all ages) This ensemble provides music for the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival Worship Services, December 27 (dress rehearsal) and December 28, 29 and 30 (performances).  Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays in December.  Interested participants will receive a detailed schedule in the fall.  For more information, contact Robert Nance.

Plymouth Music Ministry Welcomes All Performing Artists

The Plymouth Music Ministry is open and affirming of diverse artistic expressions.  If you have a suggestion or a particular gift you would like to share, please contact the music staff so we may consider ways to incorporate your gifts.



Louise Folsom Memorial Library (Amistad Room) 

The Louise Folsom Memorial Library over-haul is complete now, with lots more breathing room and a fresh, colorful system that makes browsing for books easy and engaging. Some new sections have been created that might be of particular interest…Devotionals; For Women; Biblical Scholarship; Essays; Parry Lecturers; on and on! Pop in and take a look (and check out a book!)

Did you know we now have an on-line catalog? From the Plymouth website, follow the Connections tab to the LibraryThing link. You can browse from home to see what the library has; the “tag” field will tell you in what physical section of the library you will find the book. This is a work in progress, with about 200 books entered so far (      

If you’re looking for some suggestions for light summer reads, try The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris, A Stone for a Pillow by Madeleine L’Engle; or Help, Thanks, Wow: the Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott , or perhaps a daily devotional to keep your spiritual practice going while enjoying your summer vacation! 

--Cammy Sutter, on behalf of the Library Task Force