BSNJ Announces ’20-21 Concert Series

The Boston Society of the New Jerusalem/Church on the Hill has announced its 2020-2021 Concert Series.  

This year all of the concerts will be available on the Church’s website and is free of charge.  Some of the featured performers are: Charles Overton, Wesley Hall, Lisa Hadley and Suzanne Sheppard.  

The concert series opened on Sunday, Sept. 27, featuring the talent of harpist, Charles Overton. He is a Boston-based harpist who, regardless of the genre of music has the focused goal of creating an environment that is accessible, exciting and can resonate deeply with any audience.  Overton moved to Boston in 2012 to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he was the first harpist to be accepted to Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute.  He has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and other Boston based ensembles. Overton’s performance includes: Marcel Grandjany, Ed Saindon, J.S. Bach, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Claude Debussy, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frisch and Wayne, and Marcel Grandjany.

The second concert in the series will feature organist, Wesley Hall.  In 2016, Hall was recognized by the Diapason Magazine as a “20 Under 30” leader in Organ, Harpsichord, and Sacred Music in the United States. He is a dynamic organist and early musician with a passion for translating the music of the past into the context of today’s audience. An innovator in the field of sacred music, Hall blended his passion for music and liturgy at the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and went on to receive an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory. As both a solo artist and a collaborator, his performances have been heard across the United States, Canada, and Europe. He was recently awarded Second Prize at the 2017 Sursa American Organ Competition and maintains an active performance schedule. Hall is passionate about helping young musicians achieve their greatest aspirations, and serves regularly as a competition juror, and teaches students through private lessons and public master classes. He is the Minister of Music and the Arts at the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts. Hall’s concert will premier on the Church on the Hill Facebook stream on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m., and will be available for viewing on the Church’s web page on Sunday, Nov. 1.

 All of the concerts will be available for view on the BSNJ/Church on the Hill website: http://churchonthehillboston.org/music/.  For more information please phone the Church at 617-523-4575.

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