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Music Ministry

I am very pleased to announce that we will be having very special music on Sunday, July 1 at Stratford United Methodist.

Yaroslav Kargin, Russian born violist and I will be presenting music for viola and organ and Christian Aja will be presenting a guitar solo.

Yaroslav Kargin is an internationally renown concert violist. He received his musical education at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and the Yale University School of Music. As a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, Mr. Kargin has performed and recorded in Moscow, St. Petersburg, throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union, Japan, China, South Korea, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary, the United States, Brazil and Argentina. Mr. Kargin has performed with world-renowned conductors and soloists, including Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, and Evgeny Kissin among others. Currently he is playing numerous solo and chamber music recitals and with symphonies and other groups frequently as the principal violist, including the Young Soloists of New York Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra New England, Canterbury Choral Society, Greenwich Choral Society, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale Glee Club and Yale Camerata. Mr. Kargin is a frequent performer at Carnegie Hall, Broadway and Yamaha Artists Studios. He is on the International Advisory Board of the Connecticut International Young Artist Competition and was a juror for the Competition in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Kargin has also been cast to play violin on-camera in film productions, including “Everybody’s Fine” with Robert de Niro, “Sex and the City 2”, and the current HBO series “Mildred Pierce”.

Mr. Kargin and I have been talking about him playing at The Stratford United Methodist Church for almost a year and we finally found a date that works with his schedule. I’m very excited to be collaborating with such an internationally recognized artist.  Please feel free to forward this information on to friends and family. It would be wonderful to have a full sanctuary for this musical worship experience.

Chris Muller

Choir w Baptist

Our Adult Choir has openings for those who would like to share their voices in helping to lead worship.

We rehearse Thurs. nights at 7pm for 90 minutes and Sunday mornings at 9:15 am prior to the 10 o'clock service.

The choir is open to people of all music ability. For more
information contact Chris Muller, our Director of Music