Concert Series 2022-2023
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Concert Series of the Painesville United Methodist Church (PUMC)! A message from Pastor Jim:
For over two decades here at PUMC, we have offered to the community a Concert Series featuring many well-known musicians. We have intentionally provided a variety of experiences to appeal to the many different interests of people in this community. In our Concert Series, we have featured vocalists, choirs, ensembles, instrumentalists, and hand bell choirs. It was the hope of the Edna Cope Quine Family, when they donated the money for the Schantz organ, that our church building would become a place where our lives could be enriched by many talented musicians eager to share their gifts with the community. Under the direction of Tom Trenney in 1997, an annual Concert Series was begun – and has since continued to flourish!
The concerts we offer are underwritten by our patrons and by the free-will offerings that are taken during our performances. If you would like to be a seasonal patron of the Concert Series, please complete the insert in your bulletin (or visit our online giving site) and put it in the collection plate during the concert or stop by the church office during the week. In addition, you can request to be placed on the email distribution list for upcoming concerts.
If you are looking for a church home, we are pleased to welcome you to either of our Sunday worship services at 8:30 or 10a.m. We have childcare available in our nursery during our 10a.m. service and offer Sunday School at our 10a.m. service during most of the school year. If you are unable to join us in person, we invite you to listen to the 10a.m. service on WKKY FM 104.7 radio, or watch us live via our YouTube livestream channel at 10am on Sundays—or as you have time later in the week. Past services are also available on our YouTube channel if you’d like to get to know us a little bit better as you settle in with the PUMC church family!
-Pastor Jim Winkler
Up next in our concert series:
February 25, 2023
The Brass Band of the Western Reserve (BBWR) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Keith Wilkinson, a nationally renowned British Brass Band conductor, arranger, and frequent adjudicator at the North American Brass Band competition. The band follows the British brass band instrumentation, using cornets and tenor horns in place of trumpets and French horns. Tubas, Euphoniums, Baritones, and Trombones round out the band, with a strong percussion ensemble for support. A major emphasis of BBWR’s activities is the presentation of dynamic concerts, taking the vibrant British brass band sound and a wide variety of repertoire to its enthusiastic audiences.
The BBWR is delighted to accept many of the invitations it receives to perform throughout Northeastern Ohio, many of which are repeat bookings. Prestigious concert venues have included The Amphitheater, Chautauqua Institution, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua, and Severance Hall, Cleveland. Summer concerts include a July 4th performance, followed by fireworks, at Bicentennial Park, Fairlawn.
The band’s goals have always been to present a wide variety of music at the highest possible standard of performance and, in so doing, create an enjoyable experience for its audience. It is able to perform impressively across a wide spectrum of emotions whether the music is quiet and delicate or strong and powerful.
The band has also recorded a number of popular CDs; its most recent one, A Celebration Of Christmas, received an extremely complimentary review in The British Bandsman, a magazine with an international circulation.
Membership of the band is by audition. Current band members encompass music educators and music students as well as several other professions. Rehearsals are held in the band room at the Ellet High School in Akron.
March 26, 2023
We are thrilled to welcome the Fine Arts Association Community Choir back to the PUMC Sanctuary! Conducted by Phyllis Speirs, the Fine Arts Association Community Choir features many amazing voices coming together to share the “Coronation Mass” by Mozart—a treat to certainly be enjoyed! Join us at 4pm on March 26, 2023 in the PUMC Sanctuary and enjoy the show!