The Advent Music and Meditation Concert Series at All Saints Episcopal Church, now in its 22nd year, was founded by Rector Emerita Fran McCoy in 1995 in order to give the community the opportunity to take time from the hectic month leading to Christmas to listen and reflect, to find a few moments of peace and joy, and to prepare heart and mind and soul for the coming of the Christ Child. Advent is that season of the church year in which we are encouraged to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christmas.
The public is warmly invited to attend a series of four concerts during the month of December. All the Advent Concerts are free and open to everyone.
Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm
Drs. Peter and Hannah Ryan, Assistant Professors of Music at UVa-Wise – a program for voice and piano.
Sunday, December 4th at 7:30 pm
Ron Short and Joan Boyd Short, Big Stone Gap based singer-songwriters – a program of readings, music, and poetry.
Sunday, December 11th at 4:00 pm
Joy Smith Briggs, Tri-Cities based organist and long-time guest of the Advent Meditation Series – a program for organ.
Sunday, December 18th at 7:30 pm
Dr. D. Michael Donathan, Professor Emeritus of Music at UVa-Wise and Organist at All Saints – a specially-tailored program for organ.