The Marvin Concert Series seeks to present captivating music in a beautiful historic space to the people of East Texas. It is our goal to provide a vital community outreach that enriches the lives of all ages spiritually, culturally and educationally through music. As we reflect on God’s grace and love toward humanity through musical creativity, we can tangibly witness Him “making all things new.”
Marvin's sanctuary was designed not only as a house for worship, but also as a venue for great music to glorify God. We cherish musicians and their stylistic diversity that is reflected in classical, choral, jazz and modern music.
Events are free unless otherwise noted.
Silent movie, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
5 p.m. Oct. 31
Widely recognized for his musical versatility and sensitivity, organist Jonathan Story will accompany this 1931 classic, widely considered to be the finest film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novel.
Edward Eikner, pianist
A graduate of Baylor University and the Eastman School of Music, Tyler native Edward Eikner was lauded by the New York Times for his “strong, reliable technique” and praised by the China Post for his “poetry and lyricism.”
Christmas Downtown lunchtime concerts
- Dec. 1 | Tyler Junior College Choirs
- Dec. 8 | Yuletide Trio
- Dec. 15 | Robinson Handbells
- Dec. 22 | DFW Brass
Handel's Messiah Part 1
5 p.m. Dec. 5
This Marvin Chancel Choir will combine with orchestra and soloists to present one of Handel’s timeless classics.
Lessons and Carols
8:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 19
The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings interspersed with Christmas carols, hymns and music by our Chancel Choir, children’s and youth choirs, bell choirs and orchestra.
7 p.m. Feb. 11 in Pirtle Hall
Back for an eigth season, Opera Amore is an exciting evening of song and sweets featuring some of Marvin’s and East Texas’ most exciting talent.
5 p.m. March 6
DFW Brass is comprised of top musicians from the North Texas area. Their mission is to promote excellence in brass performance and education.
5:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 15
The Marvin Chancel Choir and orchestra will commemorate our Lord’s passion with Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, a groundbreaking work which features some of the most beautiful melodies Faure ever composed.
Voices of Tyler Hymn Festival
5 p.m. May 22
The Marvin Chancel Choir will join with several other Tyler church choirs in an evening of worship as we sing the great hymns of the faith. The mass choir will sing as one voice as we lift our hearts to God.
Jura Margulis, pianist
5 p.m. June 5
Hailed by the Washington Post for his “titanic reserves of sheer power” and “effortless spontaneity,” Jura Margulis is recognized for his compellingly communicative and emotionally charged performances, as well as for his consummate transcendental virtuosity.
4 p.m. July 4
The Marvin Chancel Choir and orchestra will perform iconic patriotic works by Sousa, John Williams and others as we salute America in grand style.