Free concerts at Presbyterian Church in Avon
VAIL CO, Colorado
The public is invited to attend two concerts at the Eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon.
On Sunday at 7 p.m., operatic baritone Charles Johnson will perform an evening of 14 sacred selections, including works by Schubert, MacDermid, Beethoven, Malotte and Gounod.
Johnson has not only been a soloist with Chicago Lyric Opera and other classic venues, but has appeared in Las Vegas, as well as nightclubs and concert stages across the country. He studied voice at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and at the La Scala Opera in Italy, and he has been soloist and choral director at churches in Chicago, Wisconsin, Nashville, Colorado and California.
The second concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on October 5, will feature the artistry of a jazz trio composed Bob Ravenscroft on piano, Dwight Kilian on bass and Rob Moore on drums. This “Jazz in Sacred Spaces” concert combines jazz standards and improvisation in a passionate and spiritual experience.
Ravenscroft is a board member of the Vail Jazz Festival. A Ravenscroft piano, manufactured by a company he helped start a few years ago, was the featured instrument for the jazz festival concerts held at the Marriott in Vail over the Labor Day weekend. He is founder of Music Serving the Word ministries. Each of the trio members has recorded and performed throughout the nation.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Both Johnson and Ravenscoft are seasonal residents of Beaver Creek.
A free will offering will be taken at both concerts. Eagle River Presbyterian Church is located at the end of Nottingham Ranch road, which is between the railroad and Highway 6 south of Walmart and Home Depot.