Looking for family fun? Check out what’s going on at Good Shepherd!
The Concert Series at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd was launched in 2013 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Good Shepherd’s presence in the Olney community. Our concerts are free and open to the public. Good Shepherd’s Concert Series is not your traditional church concert series, as our musical offerings are quite eclectic, ranging from flamenco music and dancing to silent film, from African music to a cappella singing. Below is a recap of the concerts we have given and others to come. Enjoy!
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Die Immergrün Musikanten presents traditional Volksmusik, Evergreens and Volkstümliche Musik, that is authentic German, Austrian and Swiss alpine music. Come and polka the night away with us and enjoy some authentic German fare (i.e. brats)!
Venus D Minor – May 4, 2014
The galaxy’s favorite women’s octet, Venus d Minor sings widely varied a cappella fare — from Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin to The Monkees and Bonnie Raitt. Known for putting humorous lyrics to classic tunes, Venus brings its unique sound and brand of humor to audiences throughout the Washington, D.C. area, including Strathmore Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere, Lisner Auditorium, George Mason University, Glen Echo Park, and Jammin’ Java. Follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenusdMinor. See a video of their performance at Good Shepherd: http://youtu.be/fYSuou_q8tc
Ssuuna – March 2, 2014
Free concert event at Good Shepherd
A dancer, drummer, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and recording artist, Ssuuna is an energetic performer from Uganda. Ssuuna delighted and educated both young and old by bringing East African life right into Olney with stories, music and dance that included audience participation. Concert sponsored by Youth Ministry.
“Speedy” – November 15, 2013, featuring Ray Brubacher on organ
Concert Series Silent Movie Presentation
The 1928 Silent Film, “Speedy” features Harold Lloyd as Harold ‘Speedy’ Swift, a taxi driver and avid baseball fan. This film offers a realistic glimpse into the life of 1920’s New York and includes footage from Yankee Stadium and Coney Island. And, Yankees’ star Babe Ruth appears in a cameo performance as one of Speedy’s’ hapless passengers.
The Late Ray Brubacher was an Olney resident for over 36 years. He began his silent film accompanying career in 1973 when he was appointed organist for the American Film Institute Theatre in the Kennedy Center. Ray also served as silent film accompanist for the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, the Weinberg Center in Frederick, MD and Virginia’s historic Byrd Theatre.
The Olney Big Band – October 13, 2013, LCGS 50th Anniversary Dinner
Performed at the Oak Room for 50th Celebration of Good Shepherd.
The Olney Big Band is a traditional big band located in Olney, MD, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of classic big band music. The band’s primary objective is to encourage new generations to listen and dance to music played by the bands of past and present. Large dance orchestras known as “big bands” dominated popular music from the 1930s through the early 1950s, an era that included the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War.
An Evening of Latin and Flamenco music and Dance
June 29, 2013 with guitarist Michael Edon and Dancers Marsha Bonet and Javier Buentello
Flamenco music and dance ~ ”El baile flamenco” ~ is known for its emotional intensity, proud carriage, festive costumes, expressive use of the arms and rhythmic punctuation of the feet. This fiery Flamenco music, performed by guitarist, Michael Edon with exciting dancing choreographed and performed by Marsha Bonet provided a taste of this centuries’ old form in a modern setting. Dancer, Javier Buentello joined Ms. Bonet in dancing the Tango, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba and Salsa to Latin favorites.