“We are thrilled to have them here,” said GCC Pastor Michael Graham, who noted the church’s acoustics help to create “the perfect environment” for live music. “It’s a beautiful immersive experience, one many have experienced during our annual Summer Music Series where we have musicians from all over come to play here.”
Regarding why they selected GCC for two of their concerts, Mary Kay Robinson, Flute and Piccolo said Festival musicians play for church services at GCC’s Summer Music Series.
“We have a long history with this wonderful community, including past board members, Festival Chorus members, audience members, teachers, and friends,” she said. “It seemed a very natural decision as we have such a great history together.”
These connections are strengthened by their love of music. “Getting up close and inside the score and experiencing the shaping and architecture of the music for an immersive, engaging experience — we think you will find it rather unique,” added Robinson.
For nearly 20 years, the Festival has been in residence at Plymouth State University at the Silver Center for the Arts. The Festival was founded in 1952 as a small chamber orchestra performing on Melody Island in Lake Winnipesaukee.
To purchase tickets to GCC’s concerts on Friday, July 14 or Monday, July 24, visit nhmf.org.
Located in Gilford at 19 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford Community Church (GCC) is an inclusive, open community that welcomes believers and doubters, seekers and skeptics, young and old. Viewable live on YouTube, Sunday service takes place at 10 a.m. at 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH and is also available on a livestream feed on GCC’s Facebook page.