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Coming Events

Sunday, February 18th. On Sunday, February 18th at 3:00 pm Central Church begins their Sundays at Three concert series for 2018. Sundays at Three is a series of free concerts run by Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, on Sunday afternoons in Lent. Who would have anticipated in 1986, that we’d still be here, over 200 concerts later? So many wonderful Hamilton musicians have played for us - organists, singers, chamber musicians, members of the Hamilton Philharmonic, including James Sommerville, choirs, including the Central Choir every year singing Evensong.
    The opening concert of the 32nd Season is on February 18. The Liebeslieder Waltzes are Brahms at his most popular and cheerful. Sometimes performed by choirs, we are presenting them with solo quartet, and piano duet. Singers are our own - Beverly Bronté-Tinkew, soprano; Mari van Pelt, alto; Brian Power, tenor, and Tom Fleming, bass. Accompanying them are Timothy Lo, and Paul Grimwood, piano duet. In addition, Paul Grimwood and Timothy Lo will play several of the Dvorak Slavonic Dances, for piano duet. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
    The concert takes place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 3.00 p.m. Admission is free, but there is a free-will offering. For more information, telephone the church office at 905-522-9098 or see http://www.cpchamilton.ca/ To view the schedule for the 2018 season select POSTER.

Friday, February 23rd. to Saturday, March 31st. Christ in Art Exhibit Opening Friday February 23 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition “Christ in Art” will be shown at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton, (Corner of Charlton & Caroline) during Lent 2018. Sixteen printed images of Christ-centred masterpieces, spanning from the eighth to the twenty-first century, inform us about events in our Lord’s life from the Last Supper to the Resurrection. The images will be accompanied by a text with the proper art label, followed by a short meditation and a prayer. The exhibition will be open on Friday February 23; the art will be on display until Saturday March 31. For more details select https://www.cpchamilton.ca/events/lent-art-exhibit-2/

Friday, February 23rd. Fri Feb 23 at 5:30 PM (note the unusual time!)for a free public lecture on the topic “Religion & Science: Conspiring Together for Good” by Milton Friesen to be held in Hurlburt Hall (Room 136), at McMaster Divinity College. Contemporary Canadian science policy overlooks how religious communities are part of the public engagement landscape that science policy wants to engage more effectively. There is an opportunity today to not only address the traditional faith/science debate over ultimate beliefs, knowledge content, and sources of authority; but also to think pragmatically about how science needs the support of the religious public, and how religious communities need to be more honest in acknowledging how deeply indebted they are to science. The question becomes a matter of the possibility for institutional collaboration as each makes respective contributions to the common or public good they serve. Milton Friesen directs the Social Cities program at CARDUS. He has served as a municipal councillor and is completing a PhD at the University of Waterloo School of Planning, focused on new ways to measure the social fabric of neighbourhoods. For more Info go to csca.ca/hamilton

Sunday, February 25th. at 3:00 pm The second concert at Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton in its 32nd Season of Sundays at Three is on February 25, and features organist Stillman Matheson, the Director of Music at Port Nelson United Church, Burlington. His programme for Sundays at Thee will feature music by Nicolas de Grigny and J.S. Bach. Stillman Matheson has had an interesting and varied career as an organist, conductor, church musician, and teacher. He was educated at Mount Allison and McGill Universities, and the University of Alberta, which granted him a Doctor of Music degree in 1997. A strong advocate of new music for the organ, Mr. Matheson has commissioned and premiered several new works for the instrument, and his collaboration with the Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society led to the release of a solo organ compact disc, Acclamations: Canadian Organ Music in 2003. William Zagorski wrote in Fanfare Magazine that this recording "makes my head swim in the most delightful of ways", and that he found Mr. Matheson to be a "technically impeccable and enthusiastic player." He has premiered a new concerto for the organ, composed by Piotr Grella Mozejko, at the national convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists held in Edmonton, Alberta in 2010.
    The organ at Central Presbyterian is used very often as a recital instrument, being one of the largest in Hamilton, and one well suited for both church and concert use. The concert takes place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 3.00 p.m. Admission is free, but there is a free-will offering. For more information, telephone the church office at 905-522-9098 or see http://www.cpchamilton.ca/ To view the schedule for the 2018 season select POSTER.

Sunday, March 4th. at 3:00 pm The third afternoon in the Sundays at Three concert series for 2018 is an Evensong for the Third Sunday in Lent, and features the Choir of Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton In August 2008, Central’s choir, for a second time, travelled to England and Ireland, where they sang the daily services - which included five Evensongs - for a week at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and four services at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
    A Choral Evensong contains a great deal of music, and many famous musicians have composed settings of the canticles for Evensong. On March 4th., the setting will be Evening Service in G by Charles Villiers Stanford, the Responses by Bernard Rose. The anthem will be "For lo, I raise up" by Stanford.
    Evensong takes place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 3.00 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be received at the door. For more information, telephone the church office at 905-522-9098 or see http://www.cpchamilton.ca/ To view the Sundays at Three schedule for the 2018 season select POSTER.

Sunday March 4th. Caledonia Presbyterian Church (117 Argyle St N, Caledonia). It’s a night of music and fellowship as the Ontario Chorus champions "The Gentlemen of Harmony" entertain and delight with their barbershop renditions of familiar music. Our own GleeClub will be opening and singing this evening as well. Join us for this free event at 7pm.

Sunday, March 25th. Sunday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The CPC Book Club at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton,(Corner of Charlton & Caroline)will meet to review Laline Paull’s novel, “The Bees” facilitated by Beth Mackay Reilly. We buzz into a bee hive to explore the communal life of bees. “Accept, Obey, and Serve" is the first commandment of the hive. Laline Paull's debut novel, is a tale of mother courage, conflict and dystopia among social insects. Born into the lowest class of an ancient hierarchical society, Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, only fit to clean her orchard hive. She is taught to accept, obey and serve. When Flora's maternal destiny is made plain, the value of difference and the evolution of racial identity is what her story is all about. Many of the extraordinary facts packed into this fantasy novel are wonderfully realized. It is a fantasy with a sting in its tail and it will compel you to step outdoors and thank every bee for its service to humanity! Everyone is most welcome to join the group in the Allan Room; enter at 165 Charlton Avenue West. Refreshments are included. For a poster with more details select Book Club.



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