4th Annual Concert Series

Cypress Lake hosted its inaugural Concert Series in 2015-2016. In our fourth year, the Concert Series features an all-female gospel ensemble, a piano-driven Appalachian/Americana trio, a collegiate vocal ensemble, and a versatile piano-vocal duo.

All concerts are open to the public; free tickets are required. Tickets for High Road will be available starting December 9; tickets for all other concerts will be available three weeks prior to each concert. Each person may pick up a maximum of four tickets. Doors open for ticket holders 30 minutes prior to each performance; seats will become available to those without tickets 15 minutes before the performance.

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Individual and corporate sponsorships are available for the 2018-2019 concert season. There are levels of sponsorship available from $100 to $10,000 – whatever is appropriate for you. Sponsors will be mailed a pair of tickets for each performance. Every sponsor will be important in assuring high-quality offerings in the future. Contact Karen Shafer with inquiries regarding the Concert Series.

High Road

Sunday January 13, 4 pm

This all-female group that combines bluegrass, country, gospel and Appalachian mountain music kicks off the Cypress Lake UMC Concert Series. Founded in 2010 by Sarah Davison (vocals, piano), HighRoad is also comprised of Kristen Bearfield (mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocals), Kinsey Kapfhammer (guitar, vocals) and Lauren Conklin (fiddle).

Tickets available December 9.

Jeff Little Trio

Sunday February 17, 4 pm

Jeff Little, the “Piano Man of the Blue Ridge,” has a distinctive style, influenced by bluegrass, blues, honky-tonk, jazz, and rock-n-roll. Little, a close musical associate of the legendary Doc Watson, has performed for National Public Radio, PBS, American Piano Masters Series, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and The American Folk Festival. A Boston Globe review of Little’s playing declared, “Jeff Little tore the place apart with his wondrously quick and articulate piano style. He is tricky and playful, yet always intelligent and richly melodic.” The trio is rounded out by guitarist/ two-time national banjo champion Steve Lewis, and upright bass master and vocalist Josh Scott.

Tickets available January 28.

The Purduettes

Sunday March 10, 4 pm

Known for their precise professional look and style, the Purduettes bring a broad repertoire of music ranging from religious, pop, classical and contemporary to swing, patriotic, gospel, jazz and Broadway. This multi-talented troupe of 60 young women represent the brightest and best from a variety of majors at Purdue University, and will perform in full ensemble and small specialty groups.

Tickets will be available to the public on February 19 (note the date change; the church office is closed on February 18).

Penning and Langford

Sunday March 31, 4 pm

Chicago-based coloratura soprano Diane Penning has a broad career ranging from opera, musical theatre, classical, and symphony pops. Tenor/pianist/arranger Paul Langford produces, composes, and engineers at his own recording facility, in addition to publishing works for choral and instrumental ensembles. As a duo, they present pops shows focusing on beloved hits from 20th-century American music.

Tickets available March 11.

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