Love where you live!
Six gifted San Diego area high school musicians, appearing in concert, will vie for scholarship honors in a new program to be featured annually as part of La Mesa’s popular Valerie Victor* Concert Series. The featured finalists are Derek Savage, West Hills High – Guitar; Lydia Schmidt, Carlsbad High – Soprano; Mikel Ibaibarriaga, St. Augustine High – Baritone; Jacob Francisco, Montgomery High – Baritone Saxophone; Andrew Hendrix, Steel Canyon High – Alto Saxophone and Kartik Sundaram,…Continue
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Carnegie Hall…Lincoln Center…the Sydney Opera House
“Waternight”…“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”… “N’Sync Medley”…
From Borrego’s Clark Dry Lake, where they filmed their first video – the haunting “You Ruined Me” – to singing the mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the young singers of Chamber Bravura have brought a cappella magic to audiences around the world.
And now these middle and senior high students from throughout the San…
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Concert Features Songs Of Civil War
LA MESA -- From the rousing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to African-American spirituals, the folk songs of Stephen Foster and the heartfelt hope of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,” the music of the Civil War era reflected the lives, faith, dreams…Continue
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From Beauty and the Beast’s hauntingly melancholic “If I Can’t Love Her” to the impassioned spirituality of Vaughn-Williams “Five Mystical Songs,” noted baritone Bill Marshall “sings it all!” Think the exuberant “They Call the Wind Maria” from Paint Your Wagon and Theodore Roethke’s disturbing tale, “My Papa’s Waltz.”
All these – and more, much more, will be showcased when Marshall, accompanied by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine, appears as featured artist in program eight…Continue
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Harp: Tasha Smith Godinez in Concert
“’T is believ’d that this harp which I wake now for thee
Was a siren of old who sung under the sea.”
~ Thomas Moore, The Origin of the Harp
Alluring…enticing…seductive: words used alike for mythological sirens of old…Continue
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Our Advent theme this year is the first thing God speaks of, in the first lines of the book of Genesis.
God’s first utterance—“Let there be light”
God’s first utterance, and then God sees that it is good.
Over and over, God sings to a new creation: good, good, very good.
We were formed in a primordial goodness.
But our world does not always feel that way, does it?
Our world can feel broken, twisted, and bleak sometimes.
And Advent doesn’t deny that…Continue
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Awaiting the Messiah: Advent Worship Services
10:00am, Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 23
Evensong Blue Christmas
6:00pm, Wednesday, December 12
Christmas tough this year? Clouded by loss and pain? Are you wondering how you’ll make it through?
Christmas merriment often amplifies the sorrow and isolation many people feel this time of year. Sometimes the pressure to…Continue
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It's A Hayride!
LA MESA -- Picture it – a horse-pulled wagon filled with carolers young and old making its way through suburban streets as the neighbors call out Christmas greetings. It’s the annual Hayride and Chili Dog Dinner at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa, 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa 91942.
You’re invited to join us, to hop on and start the holiday season in style! Feast…Continue
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DATE CHANGE - Presenting 'Martha At The Table'
LA MESA -- From the wacky world of Gilbert and Sullivan and Nickelodeon’s “Aaah!!! Real Monsters” to Verdi’s Rigoletto and Handel’s Messiah, mezzo soprano Martha Jane Weaver has “sung it all.” A long-time guest-artist with Lyric Opera San Diego, she has performed with such other noted companies as Sacramento Opera, Philharmonia…Continue
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The Valerie Victor Concert Series
Is Proud to Present
The Odeum Guitar Duo
Live at The Table
“The classical guitar is a miniature orchestra within itself.” – Ludwig van Beethoven
Experience the promise inherent in Beethoven’s words, the exciting range and entrancing magic…Continue
Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on September 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
From Moon River to Skyfall,
Buttons and Bows to A House is Not a Home:
Celebrating the Music of the Movies
“Somewhere my love” brings instant images of Mother Russia; “Raindrops keep falling on my head,” of the free-wheeling…Continue
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Welcome To The Table, Kelly Ryan
“All ages sharing their gifts to make something beautiful...
“Music that speaks to the truth of our human experience or our life together with God...
“Service as worship…”
These are the words, the visions, the hopes of the Rev. Kelly Ryan, who will assume the pulpit of The Table: United Church of Christ of La…Continue
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Music, Music, Music!
An Afternoon with Rodney Girvin
LA MESA -- Renowned San Diego pianist Rodney Girvin will appear in concert at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) at 1:00 p.m. on July 29, 2018. Girvin is the first artist to be featured in the church’s new Valerie Victor Concert Series, named in honor of its late…Continue
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The hall was alive with color, guests, laughter and the tantalizing scents of good home cooking. Bright red cloths covered tables brimming with foods from eleven countries (prepared by parents) and art projects created by the young students of La Mesa's Charley Brown Children's Center. Display boards, also the work of the children, featured what they have learned about those countries.
It was the second annual Multi-Cultural Night, an…Continue
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It’s a Party!
It’s Charley Brown Preschool’s 45th anniversary and you’re invited to join the celebration honoring its long history of service to East County families!
Come one, come all – former students, parents, friends and neighbors!…Continue
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Celebrating 50 Years of Musical Inspiration
LA MESA -- “A national treasure right in our midst!”* That’s the incomparable Valerie Victor, organist/pianist at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM).
Valerie was seven when she started to play the piano, eight when her elementary school music teacher asked that she not return to class – it was “too easy” for her. Taken on as the…Continue
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The Joy of Easter
LA MESA -- Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and, depending on which Gospel you read, one or two other women – Joanna? Salome? – arrived together on the third day to find Jesus’ tomb empty, then rushed to share the news with Simon Peter and that shadowy, never named…Continue
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World Communion Sunday
Sharing “The Quiet Constant that Unites…Continue
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Don Blanding, Hawaii’s “poet laureate” had a great idea, one that led to the creation of a new holiday, Lei Day. Held annually on May 1, Lei Day celebrates the making and wearing of the traditional lei fashioned from flowers, shells, nuts, leaves, or feathers. Thus the…Continue
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A Night of Music, Magic and Auction Fun:
5:30pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016
Solos and sleight of hand…
“Presto!” and Il Trovatore…
“Abracadabra!” and Don…Continue
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