We are pleased to welcome the Rev. Alice W. Erickson to lead us in worship this morning. Rev. Alice W. Erickson serves as a Supply Minister for the Essex Association and is a member of the West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church. She is also a founding member of Grace Center, Inc., a day shelter for adults at risk, located in Gloucester, but serving all of Cape Ann. The Grace Center is very grateful for the generous support provided by First Parish Church, Manchester.
Guest Organist Bonnie Anderson Bonnie Anderson made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 14, first as flute soloist and several months later as piano soloist in the Grieg Piano Concerto. She has performed on both instruments in the United States, France, Germany and South America. A frequent soloist, she has appeared with the Boston Pops, Peoria Symphony, Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, Northern Illinois Philharmonic and the Bach Festival Orchestra. Ms. Anderson’s honors include the Young Pianist Award at Tanglewood, top prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition and the San Antonio International Keyboard Competition, as well as competitor in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As chamber pianist, she has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Shalin Liu Concert Hall in Rockport, MA and numerous universities around the country. She enjoys collaborating with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra. She performed on the Nantucket Musical Arts Society Concert Series with Branford Marsalis and the Walden Chamber Players. Ms. Anderson recently released her debut solo recording, featuring piano music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel and Ned Rorem. Her recording of music for trumpet and piano with Joseph Foley will be released in 2014. She joined the piano faculty at Phillips Andover Academy in September 2012. She lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea with her husband and two daughters
Acclaimed as a “simply exquisite vocalist,” Rebecca has been praised by Britain’s Jazzwise magazine, All Music Guide, and All About Jazz and featured on NPR/PBS concert broadcasts. She performs and records with various bands, including the 19-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, and is Assistant Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music. Also a classical mezzo soprano, Rebecca is soprano section leader for First Parish’s choir.