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Danbury's King Street United Church Of Christ Offers Bach Birthday Bash

Larry Deming
Larry Deming Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- Violinist Larry Deming will host his annual Bach Birthday Bash Sunday, March 20 at the King Street United Church of Christ in Danbury.

Works on the program will include Viola Suite #2 in D Minor, various chorales and chorale preludes, French Suite in E Major, Fugue in G Minor, and Partita in E Major for Violin.

Deming will play violin, viola and organ and also sing bass. Joining in singing Bach chorales will be Emily Grillo, soprano, Elizabeth Knapp Healy, alto, and Robert Sanger, tenor.

Pianist Sandra Kleisner also will join the festivities. Admission is open to all at no charge, but there will be a free-will offering.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Following the concert, all are welcome to a reception.

Deming began his study of violin in the Danbury Music Centre’s Summer Strings Program with John Burnett. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the Indiana University School of Music in 1981, studying violin with Henryk Kowalski and composition with John Eaton.

He played violin in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, serves as concertmaster of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and is first violinist of the Deming String Quartet.

Deming has played violin and viola in many settings with musical luminaries, performing on stages from Hartford to Hong Kong with such diverse musicians as Chet Atkins, Sarah Chang, John Denver, Placido Domingo, the Electric Light Orchestra II, Luciano Pavarotti, Kenny Rogers, L. Subramaniam, James Taylor, Earl Wild and Paul Winter to name a few.

For additional information about the concert, call the King Street United Church of Christ at (203) 748-0719.

The King Street United Church of Christ is at 201 S. King St., Danbury.

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