“Music at Atonement” includes wonderful music that enlivens our Sunday 10 am service and 7 pm Taizé service, our Advent Lessons & Carols, Caroling, Christmas pageant, Lenten Meditations, Arts & Music Festival, chamber music recitals, Youth Ensemble and Young Instrumentalists, and other concerts and events. We give thanks for our dedicated Choir composed of four professional section leaders and volunteers from our congregation, under the direction of our gifted Music Director, Dr. Brian Schober.
At Atonement, we celebrate the God-given creativity of EVERY person, and actively seek to incorporate beauty and creativity into all of our worship and programs.
We have a long history of association with the arts. For many years the Lamb family were active members here. Many of our windows are Lamb Studio windows, now registered in the Library of Congress. Also hanging in the church is the painting, “Advent Angel” by Ella Condie Lamb. It won the Dodge Prize in 1912 for best painting by a woman artist. The window over the altar is a Maitland stained glass depiction of the early Church martyrs, St. Sophia (Wisdom) and her children, Faith, Hope and Love. It is also a symbolic depiction of maternal & divine love. The Latin inscription above is taken from I Corinthians 13.
CANDLELIGHT & CAROLS - Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” alternating with readings from the Bible for the season of Advent & Christmas – the congregation sings the first carols of Christmas, assisted by our Choir and Soloists – Festive Wine & Cheese Reception. Suggested: $20
AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS - Sunday, January 21 or 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Atonement’s wonderful production of “Amahl” returns after a two-year hiatus! Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved opera about the three magi who stay overnight in a poor home on the way to Bethlehem, and the miracle that ensues. Professional soloists, adult and children’s choirs, oboe and harp. Costumes and props by parishioners Wilson Reimers and Jeff Pieper. Tickets on sale now. $20, $15 seniors, FREE age 17 and under.
LENTEN MEDITATIONS – Sunday, March 4, 5:00 p.m. Beautiful music and selected readings for the season. This year, observing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the music and poetry selected will be by black artists and writers. Free will offering only.
OUR ANNUAL ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL – May 4 – 11, 2018
Dates tbd (probably May 1-2) – Drop off our artwork for exhibit
May 4 – University Glee Club concert and opening of the Community Art Exhibit. Benefits a local outreach partner
May 6 – Arts & Music Sunday Free will offering
May 7 – Poetry Night – Bring poetry or short prose. Wine & cheese. FREE
May 9 – Sip & Sign – Sip some wine and create your own sign for your home or office $40
May 11 – Pasta & Pops – fun music and great food for the whole family!
ALL YEAR ROUND!
The Atonement Choir Welcomes You - As we continue through the winter season at the Church of the Atonement, we’ve gladly welcomed new members to our Adult Choir. You are also invited to join us. You’ll be supported by wonderful volunteer singers and four professional section leaders. Many exciting things are planned for the coming year and if you ever considered joining us, now is the time. Please don’t be bashful but give it a shot!
Our rehearsals are held every Wednesday at 7:30 pm — and on Sundays at 9:00 am to prepare for that morning’s service at 10:00 am.
If you are interested or would like more information, please feel free to contact Brian Schober, Music Director, T: 917-355-6699, or you can just show up at one of our rehearsals.
The adult choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, and on Sundays at 9 am Under the direction of our Music Director, Brian Schober, D.M.A., and assisted by four professional soloists/section leaders, our choir helps to lead our worship, offers concerts and special services and events, and participates in our annual Arts & Music Festival.
There is no experience necessary to sing in our choir. All that is needed is enthusiasm, dedication, and the ability to carry a tune! We have a lot of fun and are always looking for new members. If you are interested, please contact Brian through this website, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Youth Ensemble is open to children and youth in grades 2 – 8. At times, teens join them to offer their own musical gifts. Children and Youth singers and instrumentalists are encouraged to share their talents at worship. Under the direction of staff members Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, our Children’s Music and Education Director, and Mikayla Kostyn, Children’s Music Intern.