Zimpel & Pfeifer Duo to play Sept 29, 2019

Organ and Trumpet Duo from Leipzig Germany

First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport invites all to hear an outstanding organ and trumpet duo from Leipzig, Germany, in two events on Sunday, September 29. Frank Zimpel, organ, and Alexander Pfeifer, trumpet, will be guest musicians at the Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m., and they will present a concert at 2:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free, and donations are welcomed.

The duo will play a variety of music, including major works for trumpet by J S Bach, Handel, Sibelius and others. Pfeifer will play several different trumpets, at different pitches, including the “piccolo” trumpet. Zimpel will play the church’s 1854 E. & G. G. Hook organ, which was restored during the past year.

Zimpel and Pfeifer are favorites with audiences, who readily appreciate the duo’s excellent musicianship and friendliness. The city of Leipzig was in East Germany, and Frank and Alex have shared stories of their boyhoods under that regime. Also, Leipzig is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach was Kantor, and it is the worldwide center for the study of Bach and performances of his music. Please plan to meet Frank and Alex at coffee hour following the Sunday service and at a reception following the concert.

After early musical training in Köthen, organist Frank Zimpel studied Protestant church music in Leipzig, where he was a finalist in the 10th International Bach Competition, in 1996. He did postgraduate study in organ at the University of Music in Vienna, and from 2002 to 2012, he was a lecturer at the Evangelical University of Church Music in Halle. Currently he is a Kantor in a church in the western area of Leipzig and also is a lecturer at the Leipzig Academy of Music.

Alexander Pfeifer studied violin as a child and began trumpet lessons at the age of 12. He attended the Music School J. S. Bach in Leipzig and studied trumpet at the Dresden Academy of Music from 2002 to 2006. While a student in Dresden he was a substitute in the orchestra at the Dresden Staatskapelle, and also was a guest solo trumpeter with an orchestra in the Saxony region. Currently he works in the Saxon State Opera (Semperoper) in Dresden and also teaches at the Music School J. S. Bach in Leipzig.
First Church is delighted to share this opportunity for great music and international visiting with the community. For more information about these September 29 events, please contact joyceorganist@aol.com or visit www.trompete-orgel.com.

The duo will play a variety of music, including major works for trumpet by J S Bach, Handel, Sibelius and others. Pfeifer will play several different trumpets, at different pitches, including the “piccolo” trumpet. Zimpel will play the church’s 1854 E. & G. G. Hook organ, which was restored during the past year.

Zimpel and Pfeifer are favorites with audiences, who readily appreciate the duo’s excellent musicianship and friendliness. The city of Leipzig was in East Germany, and Frank and Alex have shared stories of their boyhoods under that regime. Also, Leipzig is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach was Kantor, and it is the worldwide center for the study of Bach and performances of his music. Please plan to meet Frank and Alex at coffee hour following the Sunday service and at a reception following the concert.

After early musical training in Köthen, organist Frank Zimpel studied Protestant church music in Leipzig, where he was a finalist in the 10th International Bach Competition, in 1996. He did postgraduate study in organ at the University of Music in Vienna, and from 2002 to 2012, he was a lecturer at the Evangelical University of Church Music in Halle. Currently he is a Kantor in a church in the western area of Leipzig and also is a lecturer at the Leipzig Academy of Music.

Alexander Pfeifer studied violin as a child and began trumpet lessons at the age of 12. He attended the Music School J. S. Bach in Leipzig and studied trumpet at the Dresden Academy of Music from 2002 to 2006. While a student in Dresden he was a substitute in the orchestra at the Dresden Staatskapelle, and also was a guest solo trumpeter with an orchestra in the Saxony region. Currently he works in the Saxon State Opera (Semperoper) in Dresden and also teaches at the Music School J. S. Bach in Leipzig.

First Church is delighted to share this opportunity for great music and international visiting with the community. For more information about these September 29 events, please contact joyceorganist@aol.com or visit www.trompete-orgel.com.

Annual Garden & Bake Sale Day

The Ladies’ Society of the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport is pleased to announce to the public that they are holding their annual “Garden & Bake Sale Day” on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The event is open to the public and will be held from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. at the church, 141 North St. Garden items for sale will include plants, seeds, vases, pots. From the kitchens of the great cooks of First Congregational Church there will be homemade pies, cakes, cookies, and more for hungry customers at the bake sale area. A hotdog luncheon will also be available for purchase.