october, 2021

This is a repeating event

“For the Love of Music Fall Concert Series

10oct3:00 pm“For the Love of Music Fall Concert SeriesJesse Lee Church

Event Details

Jesse Lee Music Presents “For the Love of Music,” a Fall concert series featuring performer-led repertoires. These concerts are a celebration of the music these talented artists love but haven’t been able to play when strict COVID restrictions were in place. Sarah Fox, Jesse Lee Church’s Music Director, finds that musicians and singers are truly at their best when they put their heart into the pieces they play. Both concerts, while diverse in their offerings, share the passion of these performers.

On October 10 at 3PM in the Sanctuary at Jesse Lee Church at 207 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, “For the Love of Music” offers a Chamber Concert featuring Corinne Metter, violin; Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, viola; Gunnar Sahlin, cello, and Marc Chan and Sarah Fox on piano. These talented musicians will perform music they selected from J.S. Bach, Paul Wiancko, Chopin, Albert Markov, Gwyneth Walker and Beethoven.

On October 17 @3PM in the Sanctuary at Jesse Lee Church at 207 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, “For the Love of Music” features baritone Christopher Grundy and Jesse Lee’s Sarah Fox for a three-part concert that celebrates music they both love.

Part one features folk music by John Jacob Niles, a popular 20th-century Appalachian folk singer. This music was selected for two reasons: first, it is part of the fabric of the music in Sarah’s home state of Kentucky, and secondly, the story-telling aspect of folk music offers a personal, expressive aspect of music that is a joy to perform and to experience.

Part two is made up of two classical pieces. One by Franz Schubert, the other by Gabrielle Faure. Coincidentally, both pieces are called Opus 21.

This concert closes out with a celebration of musical theater as an homage to Jesse Lee’s passion for incorporating Broadway show tunes into lessons about life and faith.

All are welcome!


(Sunday) 3:00 pm


Jesse Lee Church

207 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877