Natural Rhythms Concert

Sep 7, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Natural Rhythms

With Elise Witt, Terry Garthwaite and Becky Reardon

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Free Will Offering

Imagine Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Annie Ross and Edith Piaf taking a turn from Barbara Kingsolver and Dr. Seuss and you’ll have some idea of these mad and moving musical adventures! Whether it’s a plaintive cry for families at the border, a polyrhythmic improvisation on the physics of sound, an anthem to the preservation of wild rivers and oceans, or a musical ride on the love train, Terry, Becky & Elise cook from the minute they hit the stage. Bringing three radically different voices to the blend, their voices find each other in that mysterious world of harmony in diversity. The trio’s concerts are also famous for getting the audience singing, and even self-professed “non-singers” find themselves part of an Impromptu Glorious Chorus. Elise Witt, who has sung with Bobby McFerrin, along with Terry Garthwaite and Becky Reardon, will also collaborate with Rip Jackson and the First Parish sanctuary choir during part of the concert. A free will offering will be taken to defray concert costs. For more information call the church at 781-862-8200 or visit www.fplex.org.

The amazing vocal trio Natural Rhythms consists of 3 dynamic singer/instrumentalists. Becky Reardon’s voice is familiar to the millions of people who heard her sing on the Charlie Brown TV specials (Charles Schultz called her his favorite singer!). Becky’s songs and rounds are treasured for their ability to move singers and listeners to ancient places of pleasure and healing. Terry Garthwaite is an internationally known singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and teacher and has shared the stage with BB King, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Allen Ginsberg, Santana, Rosalie Sorrels, and many others. Elise Witt is a singer, composer, musical ambassador, and community activist and has sung with Bobby McFerrin. She has been a cultural ambassador to South Africa, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland, China, and Bosnia.


Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway Cabaret

Nov 10, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Directed by Rip Jackson

With the First Parish Choir, Soloists and Pit Band

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Free Will Offering


The First Parish Sanctuary choir and soloists, under the direction of Rip Jackson, will sing powerful Broadway and sacred music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This exciting concert will feature music from Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Requiem, Sunset Boulevard and Aspects of Love. A pit band comprised of trumpets, horn, trombone, flute, sax, clarinet, piano, electronic keyboards, electric bass, drums and acoustic guitar will also be featured on the program. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the music program at First Parish in Lexington.. For more information call the church at 781-862-8200 or visit www.fplex.org.