The Arts at Atonement: Spring, 2013
The Arts Committee has four upcoming not-to-be-missed concerts for the spring.
Add them to your
calendar and join us for entertaining, unusual,
unforgettable musical performances.
Sunday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.: MegaMusicMania
Don’t miss our annual MegaMusicMania concert
in the church nave, presented by the youth of
Atonement to showcase their musical talents. The program features a wide variety of music, from
classical to pop and everything in between! The
program will be followed by a reception in the
narthex. Please come out and support our youth.
Bring your friends and family!
Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.: The Wittchen
The Wittchen Initiative is two
harps, a tuba, and singer, but it is
much more than the sum of its
parts. It is about the surprising
sound of the harp playing
arrangements of pop, jazz,
country, Broadway, and hard
rock. It is sophisticated cabaret
delivered by consummate
musicians with degrees from
Eastman and Temple. It is made
up of three Wittchen women:
Andrea, Samantha, and
Alexandria - daughter and grandchildren of
longtime Atonement member Alf Pettit. And it is
pure, no-holds-barred fun! Older children, youth,
and adults will all enjoy this event in a coffeehouse
setting in Lundin Hall.
Sunday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.: Stephen
Whether singing classical repertoire, American
folksong, or Broadway showstoppers, Stephen
Longenecker brings a fresh, captivating
interpretation to the music. Graduate of University
of Richmond, faculty member of the Hill School,
son of Atonement members Steve and Lisa, and
nephew of Vicar Tom, Stephen returns to
Atonement for an encore performance of music that
engages the mind and feeds the soul.
Sunday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.: Boston String
This is not your parents' string
quartet! One moment laying bare
the nuances of Beethoven with
intelligence and finesse, the next
moment jamming to the funky beat
of African reggae fusion, these four musicians are equally adept at classical
masterpieces and new sounds from around the
world. This ensemble is daring, unconventional
and high-energy. By combining classical, rock,
jazz and world music, these musicians are
redefining what a string quartet can and should
be. They will leave you mesmerized and
All concerts are free and open to the public. A
free will offering will be collected to benefit the
Atonement Arts program.