“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.

 

COMING UP

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:00 pmLENTEN MEDITATIONS celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) with music and readings honoring the Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord.

“Vergin, tutto amor” by Durante, “Ave Maria” by Josquin Despres, “Ave Maria” by Caccini, “Exultate, Jubilate” by Mozart, “Stabat Mater” (selections) by Pergolesi and “Stabat Mater” (selections) by Rossini.  Readings and poetry chosen by the Rev. Lynne Bleich Weber and the Rev. Dean Weber.  all to celebrate the major feast of the Annunciation. Freewill offering at the door; $10-15 suggested.

2017 ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL – April 22-29    Bringing back our week-long Community Art Exhibit, as well as music and poetry nights.   Details to come!  

April 22 (Friday) - 4 pm - “The Jazzberries” – A jazz concert fundraiser for the Center for Food Action, followed by

5 –  7 pm - “Meet the Artists” Reception – opening of our weeklong community art exhibit.  Submission April 7, 8*

April 23 (Sunday) - 9:55 a.m. Arts Sunday – the Second Sunda of Easter – with participatory art sermon, Baptism, refreshments in the Art Exhibit

April 24 (Monday) - Holocaust Remembrance Day (no arts event planned)

April 26 (Wednesday) – 7:15 p.m.  Glass-blowing and jewelry making workshop, with Sarah Lafferty

April 28 (Friday) – 7 p.m.  Poetry/Open Mike Night   Read your own poetry or that of a favorite poet, Wine & Cheese in the Art Exhibit    

April 29 (Saturday) – 10 am – 2 pm – Pre-Mother’s Day Vendor Event and last day of the art exhibit

*Up to 3 pieces of art may be submitted to our non-juried exhibition.  Artwork may be offered for sale.  Drop-off times are:  Friday, April 7, 12 noon – 3 pm and Saturday, April 8, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.  Contact the church office if you miss these dates and would like to submit artwork; office hours T-F, 10 am – 3 pm.

 

2017 PASTA & POPS – Friday, May 19 - a FUN fundraiser for our Arts & Music Ministry! – Pasta dinner (with salad, wine and dessert), special popular music program offered by our soloists.   Contact the church office for info.

 

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.

ADULT CHOIR
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 brs51@mindspring.com.

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
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.