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“When in our music God is glorified…”

Simple GiftsPerforming at Grace Lutheran Church for the first concert of the 2014 Concert Series are two women playing twelve instruments.  Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon perform styles that range from old time to Celtic to Klezmer and beyond.  Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today:  swing, fiddle, develops into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and the concertina ventures far beyond styles considered traditional for that instrument.  Based on the hills of central Pennsylvania, Simple Gifts switches with ease among two violins, concertina, mandolin, banjolin (an instrument that has qualities of a banjo and mandolin), recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, piano, and percussion.  This concert will take place on January 19 at 3:00 p.m.  To become a patron or sponsor of the Concert Series at Grace Lutheran, please call the church office at 244-5987.