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. We believe that musical expression is necessary for our city to thrive. 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. As we continue our long-standing tradition of the Concert Series, we are excited to invite you to our upcoming 2019-2020 season.
SCOTT MONTGOMERY, AMERICAN ORGANIST
5 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 26, SANCTUARY
Currently the associate director of music and organist for Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a widely-respected concert organist, we have the honor of welcoming Scott Montgomery to Marvin United Methodist Church.
7 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 14, PIRTLE HALL
Back for a sixth season, Opera Amore is an exciting evening of song and sweets featuring some of Marvin’s and East Texas’ most exciting talent. Tickets will be available for $10 at the Welcome Center (no reservations available).
UT TYLER PATRIOT SINGERS MASTERWORKS CONCERT
6 P.M. SUNDAY, MARCH 7, SANCTUARY
UT TYLER PATRIOT SINGERS SPRING CONCERT
6 P.M. SUNDAY, APRIL 25, SANCTUARY
PETIT MESSE SOLENELLE BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI
5 P.M. SUNDAY, MARCH 29, SANCTUARY
Petit Messe Solenelle (Little Solemn Mass) was written in 1863, possibly at the request of Count Alexis Pillet-Wil for his wife Louise, to whom it is dedicated. Rossini had retired from composing operas for more than 30 years and was convinced to come out of retirement by Pillet-Will.
The extended work is a missa solemnis, but Rossini labeled it petit (little). He scored it originally for 12 singers, four of them soloists, piano and harmonium. The mass was first per formed on March 14, 1864, at the couple’s home in Paris. Rossini later produced an orchestral version with an added soprano aria. This version was never per formed in Rossini’s lifetime because he could not obtain permission to perform it with female singers in a church.
6 P.M. MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 9, CHAPEL
Experience the beauty of silence and meditation through Taizé music and worship.
IT IS FINISHED - A TENEBRAE SERVICE
6 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 10, SANCTUARY
The Bella Voce Youth Ensemble and Chancel Choir with orchestra present a moving Tenebrae service. Tenebrae comes from the Latin meaning “shadows or darkness.” The darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in a world without God.
5 P.M. SUNDAY, MAY 31, SANCTUARY
Come and hear the exuberant sounds of two pianos, the Marvin Chancel Choir and soloists as they present a toe-tapping Gospel Fest.
4 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 4, SANCTUARY
The Marvin Music Ministry presents a Patriotic Spectacular with works by John Williams and Mack Wilberg and a patriotic sing-along with readings from foundational American texts. Come early to get a seat as this event is always filled to capacity.
Contact: JIM BROUSSARD