Venice Community Concert Series (VCCS)

VCCS Blesses our community by offering first-class, noted musical artists to the Venice community, welcoming hundreds of our neighbors with Christ-like hospitality, and sharing with our concert goers the grace and hope offered through Jesus. The concerts reflect our love for the creative arts, and our desire to connect in meaningful ways.

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King's Brass

We are excited to welcome back King’s Brass to kick off our 10  year anniversary season. King’s Brass has been a staple in our series and is a Christ-centered ensemble that puts an emphasis on musical excellence and enjoyable entertainment. The primary mission of King's Brass is to spread the Gospel and encourage believers and unbelievers alike.

Here is a fine group of dedicated folks who take their music (but not themselves!) seriously. Their performance is a delightful blend of tasteful variety, lighthearted fun, and musical excellence.
— Chuck Swindoll, Senior Pastor Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
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Craig Williams

In celebration of our 10th year, we will be featuring a concert of masterworks for organ and orchestra. Craig Williams, the organist and choirmaster of the famed West Point Cadet Chapel USMA is a graduate of University of Southern California, The Julliard School, and was the first full organ scholar at Westminster Choir College. Conducting this concert will be Williams’ former student, Jamal Sarikoki, Director of Music at Venice Presbyterian Church. This concert will feature brass and organ works by Strauss and Dupré, Poulénc’s Concerto for Organ and Strings, and Guilmant’s Symphony No. 1 for full orchestra and organ.

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Karen & Chris Romig

Venice's own romantic duo, Chris & Karen Romig, a highlight of our concert series, have delighted audiences across the country with their elegant and eclectic blend of classical, jazz, and sacred music. We are delighted to have them grace our stage once again as we celebrate our ten-year anniversary.

“...a lovely performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ravishing Flute Concerto No. 2 by flutist Karen Romig...Romig produced a line of consistent beauty and delicate emphasis.”
— Richard Storm Music Critic, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Hector Olivera

Concluding our 10th Anniversary Season, we welcome once again, a great friend to the series, Hector Olivera. Maestro Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time. The most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that Olivera is "one of the greatest organists in the world today."

Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity, and that still doesn’t say it…. Hector Olivera is in a class by himself.
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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