Clinton Presbyterian Church to host Advent concerts


CLINTON — The Clinton Presbyterian Church will host a series of Advent Concerts. 

On Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m., the Millikin University Trombone Choir under the direction of Dr. Gary Shaw will perform.  This performance will include original compositions and transcriptions for trombone choir as well as arrangements of Advent and Christmas carols.  

The church will also host three noon-time concerts on Wednesdays during Advent.  

On Wednesday, December 5, Dr. Nina Gordon, cello instructor at Illinois Wesleyan University and Ms. Nancy Pounds, staff accompanist at Illinois Wesleyan will present “Masterpieces for Cello and Piano by European Composers”.  

The Wednesday, December 12 performance will be presented by Mr. Bill Ogg of Gibson City and Jeremy Lehman, organist at Clinton Presbyterian Church.  This performance will include organ and piano duets of traditional Advent and Christmas carols titled “A Time for Meditation and Comfort.” On December 19, Jeremy Lehman, organist, will present an Advent concert including of the works for organ by Wilbur Held, J.S. Bach, and Marcel Dupré.  

All concerts are free and open to the public.  A free-will offering will be accepted.  Clinton Presbyterian Church is located at 402 N. Center St. in Clinton.