Concert Series

2015-2016 PACC Concert Series
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The Silver Season  1991 – 2015

Call the church office at 781-643-8680 for advance tickets:  $18 adults, $12 seniors/students; tickets 
at the door: $23 adults, $15 seniors/students.  Doors open 1/2 hour prior to the concert.  A post concert Artists’ Reception will be held in the Parish Hall.

Trio Klaritas, Sunday October 18, 2015 at 3 PM

Trio Karitas

Trio Klaritas was formed in 2009 at Boston University; their acclaimed debut performance featured Messiaen’s daunting Quartet for the End of Time. Trio Klaritas is well known in Boston’s thriving chamber music scene, and throughout New England, with consistently engaging performances of diverse piano trio repertoire. In 2010, on a concert tour of South Korea, they performed at the National War Museum, Mozart Hall and Kangwon National University. The ensemble has also performed on the faculty recital series at the Tanglewood Institute, and their recent performance in a multi-media celebration of art, music and dance in New York City (Dancer in Moco Moco) has been released commercially on DVD and online. Their PACC Concert will include Beethoven’s Trio no. 1, op. 70 “Ghost”.  Visit their website for more information: and see a nice article about the concert published by Your Arlington.

A Continental Christmas – PACC’S 25th Annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing, Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3 PM.


The Festival and Youth Choirs and soloists, under the direction of Jeffrey Brody and Andrea Hart, Artists in Residence at PACC, present a European offering of Christmas music ranging from French carols to works from Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Bach, and stirring brass voluntaries performed by PACC’s Principal Trumpet, Phil Sullivan. And everyone enjoys getting into the Christmas Spirit during the traditional carol sing sections. A Free Will Donation will be taken.

Floyds Row, Sunday February 7th, 2016 at 3 PM


A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), Floyds Row explores early, folk, and classical idioms. Fusing different styles, Floyds Row often pulls from the early British repertoire: works by Tobias Hume (c.1579-1645), Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Solomon Eckles (1618-1683), Thomas Campion (1567-1620), John Cooper / Coprario (c.1570-1626), Francesco Barsanti (1690-1775), and numerous others. Additionally, Floyds Row will often incorporate new folk/classical works by American performer-composers Andrew Arceci and Chris Ferebee.

The group’s members are: Hannah James – soprano & accordion, Andrew Arceci – viola da gamba & double bass, and Chris Ferebee – mandolin, guitar & cittern. They are looking forward to presenting an exciting concert featuring wonderful period instruments in our acoustically vibrant Sanctuary.  For more information, check out their website:

JB + JB Play JB, Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3 PM

Judy Braude and Jeffrey BrodyJudith Braude, flutist, and Jeffrey Brody, composer and organist collaborate in a program featuring works by Johannes Brahms, J.S. Bach, and Jeffrey Brody.  Eric Braude will also present some of his poetry, interspersed with works by Brody.

Words and Music! A flute and piano concert celebrating the music of the three B’s: Bach, Brahms and Brody performed by JB and JB (Judy Braude and Jeffrey Brody). Music will include the world premiere of Jeffrey Brody’s “Four Songs for Flute Alone” based on the poems of Dr. Eric Braude, who will present a reading of his poems. The concert will include a reading of the Biblical texts on which Brahms based his songs in op. 121. Sonatas of J.S. Bach for flute and piano will be performed and finally, Brody and Braude will reprise the wonderful “Poem for Flute and Orchestra” on flute and piano which they successfully premiered with the Salem Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007.

For more about Judy Braude, visit her website:

To find out more about Jeffrey Brody, visit his website:

About the series

In 1989, the Music Committee of the Park Avenue Congregational Church undertook the task of restoring our historic Skinner organ. At that time, a price of $60,000 was quoted for the restoration work. Restoration work proceeded slowly due to budget constraints. In 1991 our then choir director, John Cavicchia, directed a Christmas Concert with our Choir, putting the money raised towards the restoration fund. This was the start of the PACC Concert Series.

In addition to our annual Christmas concert, we have invited a number of soloists and groups, all professionals, to perform in the acoustically vibrant Sanctuary as well as more informally in the Parish Hall. Concerts have ranged from classical, to choral, to folk coffeehouses. While the initial restoration process is nearly complete, good stewardship of our beautiful instrument means we need to establish an on-going fund for future repair and maintenance so that we will never again be faced with such a large task for restoration. As a result, the Music Committee has decided to continue its mission of promoting local musicians in the PACC Concert Series, which will raise funds for additional projects in the Music program at PACC and establishing a permanent fund for the E. M. Skinner Organ Maintenance.

Our Sanctuary seats about 300 and features a handsome brick interior with exceptional acoustics – chamber music and a capella groups particularly enjoy using our Sanctuary as a performance space.  It is large enough for a good sized concert, yet intimate enough that everyone can see the performance easily.

If you are an artist looking for a venue or looking for information about participating in our Concert Series, contact the Concert Series Committee.

Prior seasons

Be sure to explore the names of performers from some of our prior seasons, and try to see them again this year when they perform in the New England area:

Press releases for the concert series have appeared in modified form in the Arlington Advocate and on YourArlington: