Corvallis First United Methodist Church

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

1165 NW Monroe
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
(541) 752-2491

Amore Music Series

Mar 4 2011

April 11th, 2010 marked the beginning of a new music series in our church, The Amore Music Series, featuring Craig Hanson, our organist in residence, and other fine guest performers. These concerts will serve as one of our church's outreach efforts for the Corvallis community and as a showcase for our wonderful Noack tracker pipe organ.

The series is in two parts: Monthly noontime organ recitals, and seasonal chamber music concerts. The noontime recitals take place on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15 to 12:45 PM. They are given by Craig Hanson as well as by other guest artists. The chamber music concerts are held three or four times a year on Sunday afternoons and consist primarily of organ in combination with other instruments.

Craig Hanson notes, "The third Wednesday organ concerts will give the opportunity for anyone who wishes to momentarily escape the fast pace of modern life and be transported to another more beautiful and spiritual time and place. We are very fortunate to have such a fine instrument in Corvallis, and it is my hope that more and more people will have the opportunity to be moved by its beauty." All concerts are open to the general public and are free of charge with donations to support the series welcome.

Upcoming Concerts:

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
    An Afternoon of Baroque Trio Sonatas
    Violin: Jessica Lambert & Vicki Gunn
    Cello: Kathryn Brunhaver
    Organ: Craig Hanson
    Works by A. Scarlatti, G.F. Händel, J. Pachelbel, J. Krebs
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:15pm
    Works by André Raison performed by Craig Hanson
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:15pm
    Italian Renaissance organ works performed by Craig Hanson
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
    Contemporary Dutch organ music performed by Craig Hanson