Greene Memorial United Methodist Church at 402 Second St. in Roanoke has announced the schedule for the 2013-14 Fine Arts Series.
All concerts are free unless otherwise noted.
- 4 p.m. Oct. 13, organ concert by Nathan Laube, assistant professor of organ at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N .Y.
- 4 p.m. Oct. 27, “Happy 100th Birthday Benjamin Britten.” The Virginia Tech Chamber Choir joins in a celebration of the English composer’s music.
- 8 p.m. Oct. 30, “The Strange Case of Dr. Je kyll and Mr. Hyde.” Greene Memorial organist and Fine Arts director Richard Cummins improvises a film score to go with a screening of the classic 1920 silent film starring John Barrymore.
- 4 p.m. Nov. 24, “A Song for Saint Cecilia’s Day.” The husband-and-wife team of soprano Amy Cofield Williamson and tenor Scott Williamson — director of Opera Roanoke — join in a performance of Handel’s classic composition.
- 8 p.m. Dec. 13, candlelight dinner and Christmas concert by the Blacksburg Master Chorale . Dinner begins 6:30 p.m. Tickets $18; with dinner, $35.
- 4 p.m. March 16, 2014, St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The Greene Memorial Choir and Celtic ensemble Broadway Bluegrass perform “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.”
- 4 p.m. April 27, 2014, chamber music trio Intersection will play a mix of classical, jazz and Latin music.
Those familiar with the series know a season wouldn’t be complete without appearances by New York-based musicians Cenovia and Stephanie Cummins, Richard’s daughters. Violinist Cenovia serves as concertmaster for the Nov. 24 performance and appears again in March playing fiddle and mandolin as part of Broadway Bluegrass. Cellist Stephanie will also perform Nov. 24.
For more information, call 344-6225 or visit gmumc.org.