Another winter season is upon us! We are excited to announce the 2024 Jean C. Wilson Music Series, featuring several favorite artists as well as some new performers. We also have a special “bonus” program to this year’s series, featuring last year’s favorites, the Arpeggione Ensemble. All programs will be presented live in the Sanctuary and online on YouTube. Ticketing information is coming soon.

February 11, 4:00 p.m. – Winsor Music – Winsor Music returns to the FRS Sanctuary to present a program of music for violin, clarinet, and piano. This acclaimed Boston-based ensemble will offer works by Lili Boulanger, Camille Saint-Saëns, Igor Stravinsky, and Claude Debussy.

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March 10, 4:00 p.m. – Sarah Johnson, organOur beloved 1834/2012 Alley/Moore organ will get a workout with music played by Sarah Johnson. Sarah is an acclaimed organist completing her DMA in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music under David Higgs. She is Associate Director of Music at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, CT, a historic congregation. Sarah will present music by J.S. Bach, Horatio Parker, and Amy Beach.

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March 24, 4:00 p.m. – Spectrum Singers – Boston choral ensemble the Spectrum Singers will make their FRS debut with a program entitled “A Brilliant SPECTRUM of Repertoire!” including a performance of Brahms’s Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65. This program celebrates founding director John Erlich’s 44-year tenure as director of the ensemble.

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April 7, 2:00 p.m. (please note change of start time) – Arpeggione Ensemble – New local favorites the Arpeggione Ensemble return this year for a “bonus” program. As they are the North Shore’s only dedicated early music ensemble, we are thrilled to support their continued success in bringing exciting music to our region. They will present a program entitled “Rebels and Socialites: Women Ahead of Their Time,” featuring music by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, and Florence Price. (Please note that the pricing for this concert is $30/$20.)

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Please enjoy highlights from previous performances on the Jean C. Wilson Music Series:


Our generous sponsors make it possible to invite great artists to our region. We encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor of the Wilson Series; all sponsors receive tickets to all series performances.

We hope you will consider supporting the Wilson Series at one of these suggested levels:

                        Angel $300 — Benefactor $200 — Patron $100 — Sponsor $50

Please make your check out to “First Religious Society” and put “Wilson Series” in the memo section and send it to Florence Mercer, 167 Main Street, Amesbury, MA  01913. If you would like an email reminder about each concert, please include your email address. We look forward to having you — And Your Friends — with us in 2024.


Florence S. Mercer
for the Wilson Series Committee

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