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Winter Jazz Concert at 'White Church'
The Barrington Preservation Society presents a Winter Jazz Concert on Saturday evening, Dec. 15, at the Barrington Congregational Church -- the 'White Church'. It starts at 7:30 pm.
The concert will feature the Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble.
The jazz ensemble is a music class at the high school that musicians have to audition to get into. The ensemble includes plenty of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and a rhythm section (drums, cello, piano, guitar and banjo).
The jazz ensemble started as a stage band in the ‘90s at the high school. It annually competes in Boston against some of the best student jazz bands in the country.
More About Barrington Congregational Church
Well known as "The White Church" in the East Bay, Barrington Congregational also is one of Rhode Island's oldest. Founded in 1717, the landmark church actually dates back to the 1660s, when a congregation gathered not far away on Hundred Acre Cove.
This Congregational/UCC church is rooted in the "covenantal" tradition, according to its senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey W. Larsen. There is no centralized authority or hierarchy to impose doctrine or a form of worship. "Everything is determined by a democratic vote of the congregation," says Rev. Larsen. Sunday School, youth programs, education and community outreach are its primary focuses. "We believe in community and see the life of Jesus as a model," Rev. Larsen says. The associate pastor is the Rev. Elizabeth Barnum.
Other events here
- Fit Camp Weekly on Saturdays, 8:00 am–8:45 am