NEW YORK POLYPHONY

...nothing short of revelatory” (AllMusic) 

SING THEE NOWELL
a spacious and radiant retreat from the hype and hassle” (The New York Times)

An intimate meditation on Christmas, this sequence of unaccompanied music spanning seven centuries 

offers a unique, diverse, and spellbinding musical experience.

A&M United Methodist Church, College Station, TX
Friday, December 3 at 7 pm

LIVE Concert & Forum with Artists

To view the Livestream, please register.

FCM COVID-19 GUIDELINES 

The safety of our audiences, guest musicians, and the venues’ staff remains our top priority. We are following these requirements and recommendations for concert events during the rest of the 2021:

  • All guests attending FCM concerts and Forums with Artists will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while inside the venue, including while seated for a concert and Forum and during the intermission.

  • All musicians will be fully vaccinated.

  • Social distancing from non-family members of the audience will be recommended.

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Program Underwriter: Susan Irza

26th Concert Season
2021-2022
Upcoming Events

  • BRIDGET KIBBEY, harp, and ALEXI KENNEY, violin  COUNTERPOINT IN MOTION
    Feb 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Dr, College Station, TX
    Performed by this extraordinary harp and violin duo, the COUNTERPOINT IN MOTION features music by Dowland, J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Saint-Saëns, de Falla, and more!
  • AROD STRING QUARTET (France)  MOZART, BARTÓK, RAVEL
    Fri, Apr 01
    First Presbyterian Church
    Apr 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Pkwy, Bryan, TX
    The dynamic, rising star Arod Quartet performs music by Mozart, Bartók, and Ravel.
  • RACHEL CHEUNG, Piano (Hong Kong)  ROMANTIC SPLENDORS
    Fri, Apr 29
    Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
    Apr 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, 1002 George Bush Dr W, College Station, TX
    ROMANTIC SPLENDORS is a dream come true program for all Romantic music lovers!
  • NEW YORK POLYPHONY:  SING THEE NOWELL
    Fri, Dec 03
    A&M United Methodist Church
    Dec 03, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Dr, College Station, TX
    SING THEE NOWELL program features a cappella music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century.

Past Events
2021-2022

  • AXIOM BRASS QUINTET
    AXIOM BRASS QUINTET
    A&M United Methodist Church
    Oct 08, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Dr, College Station, TX
    LOVE, MYSTERY, AND DESPAIR is a "love affair with the music of Latin America, highlighting Astor Piazzolla’s mastery of tangos and celebrating his 100th year anniversary."
  • RAQUEL CEPEDA JAZZ SEPTET
    RAQUEL CEPEDA JAZZ SEPTET
    Century Square
    Sep 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Century Square, 175 Century Square Dr, College Station, TX
    JAZZ PRELUDE TO 2021-2022 CONCERT SEASON Raquel Cepeda Septet invites to join their alluring journey through American swing, Afro-Latin and Brazilian jazz, tangos, and some Venezuelan gems

The Bryan/College Station community is very fortunate to have the Friends of Chamber Music and all of the wonderful Art Music that this organization brings to B/CS! Last night’s Jazz Prelude performance by the Raquel Cepeda Latin Jazz Septet from Houston was a unique and much needed experience for B/CS, which I hope happens more frequently.

Cepeda’s septet was not only comprised of world-class virtuoso improvisers who were well-versed in the vocabulary of America’s classical music known as Jazz, but the group was also a somewhat rare sighting in the live Jazz scene: they were a well-rehearsed, cohesive ENSEMBLE that was successfully (and more importantly, effortlessly) executing very clever, complex and interesting/original arrangements! As someone who has seen and heard a lot of live Jazz in many different cities over the decades, I’d like to point out that this is not always the case. This was definitely more than just a “pick up band” of good players thrown together at the last minute for a gig. I was also pleasantly surprised to hear how well they specialized in the less frequently performed Brazillian forms of Jazz styles, as opposed to just playing the more commonly performed (but still wonderful) Cuban “Salsa” styles of Jazz.

I’ve been to other bands’ performances at Century Square and was also very impressed at how large of a turnout there was at last night’s event, compared to the other crowds that I’ve seen there. I also noticed a lot of the dining crowd and people passing by who also stopped and seemed to be pleasantly surprised last night, which makes me think that there are a lot people in B/CS who became introduced to the FCM last night and will hopefully seek out supporting more of this wonderful organization’s events.

Thank you so much, Friends of Chamber Music!

Travis Barney

Band Teacher, College Station ISD 

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OUR MISSION

Friends of Chamber Music brings music from diverse periods and cultures, performed by world-class musicians, to the Brazos Valley. Through concerts and outreach programs at area schools, we strive to enhance the cultural life of the community.

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These programs made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of the Brazos valley and the Plass Arts Foundation.

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