First Church, Sandwich, UCC will hold a summer concert series for the third season in a row on Sundays. For the past two years the church has scheduled seven concerts in its series, but with so many events surrounding the 375th anniversary of Sandwich the church shortened this summer’s schedule to three.
“The church is participating in the 375th activities by having our historic building open for visitors on celebration days, by having a 1600s service held at the church in May and a heritage tea in June,” said concert series coordinator Pam Baker.
“We wanted to also continue our concert series in July,” Ms. Baker said. “It’s been shortened because the church is busy so many weekends this summer.”
Hyannis Sound, a group of young men from colleges across the country singing a cappella music, performed on July 6. Next up will be Earl Marryat on July 13. Mr. Marryat’s show will feature piano music from Tchaikovsky to Liberace and vocal music from Enzio Pinza to John Groban.
Cape Harmony, an all-female a cappella group, will provide the entertainment on July 20.
All concerts will begin at 7:30 PM in First Church, 136 Main Street, across from town hall and the Dexter Grist Mill.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the church’s general fund, which pays for staff, programs and building upkeep, as well as for the missions and charities the church supports.
Also upcoming at First Church is “With a Song in My Heart,” a concert by John Murelle on Wednesday, August 6, celebrating the music of Rodgers and Hart. Mr. Murelle will be joined by John Salerno on piano and Dennis Nobrega on reeds. Admission to the show will be $15.