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:

On Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4pm, we are thrilled to welcome Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas, who are a Northeast Ohio husband and wife duo playing American Old Time, Celtic, and South American Music on hammered dulcimer and bass. Tina is a virtuoso hammered dulcimer player known for her driving energy, syncopated rhythms, and fine musicality. Described by Pete Seeger as “the best hammered dulcimer player I’ve heard in my life,” Tina has also been promoted as the “Diva of the Dulcimer” by Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra.  Bryan Thomas is a dynamic and conversational double bassist, sought for his ability to embrace tradition but defy convention.  Together, Tina and Bryan create a surprising and wonderful musical experience that has enthralled audiences throughout the United States, and we are delighted to welcome them to the PUMC Sanctuary as part of our 2022-2023 PUMC Concert Series!