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Don’t Get Around Much Anymore by Duke Ellington from Concert for Ukraine



“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” is a jazz standard written by composer Duke Ellington. The song was originally entitled “Never No Lament” and was first recorded by Duke Ellington and his orchestra on May 4, 1940.

The Morpheus Chamber Players are Alisha Coleman (clarinet, Gwen Jones (flute), Jeff Kahan (oboe), Wendy Chinn (French horn) and Lisa Eckstein (bassoon). AJ Rios sat in as guest percussionist.

The Pender Concert Supporting Ukraine on April 23 featured Liz Sellers on piano, Brian on harp, and local professional musicians, including woodwind quintet, drums, organ, guitar, flute, penny whistle, singing and violin.

Concert repertoire included: Harp arrangements by Debussy, Piano trio of Jazz/Baroque, Flute Concertino by Chaminade, Woodwind Quintet with music of Duke Ellington, The Widor Toccata Organ Symphony Movement V and an Irish session!

There was no charge for this concert but there was a free will offering taken to support Ukraine through Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund provides direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause. (The independent charity watchdog, “Charity Watch,” gives UMCOR an “A+” ranking, and includes the UM organization on a highly selective list of charities it recommends when considering how to support the Ukrainian people. Read more)

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.

Click this link and choose UMCOR to send direct aid. In the memo line, put Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery.

Thank you for your support!


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Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Concert repertoire will include:
Harp arrangements by Debussy
Piano trio of Jazz/Baroque
Flute Concertino by Chaminade
Woodwind Quintet with music of Duke Ellington
The Widor Toccata Organ Symphony Movement V
and an Irish session!

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Posted by on April 18, 2022 in Ministries, Music, Music Ministry, Pender UMC


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Benefit Concert for Men of Valor



The Franklin Park Big Band is performing a benefit concert for Men of Valor ( on SundayFebruary 16!

The 19-piece band will bring jazz classics from the Swing Era to Centreville Baptist Church, 15100 Lee Hwy, Centreville, at 7 pm.   You’ll hear Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey classics like A String of Pearls, Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tea for Two, and Harlem Nocturne.

Tickets at the door. Suggested donation: $10/ person or $30 for a family of 3 or more. Cash or check preferred.

Men of Valor partners with pastors and church leaders around the globe to reach and build men to have engaged, Christ-centered lives and become home, church and community leaders.

Questions? Call 703.989.1792 or e-mail

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Music, Posts of Interest


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Enjoy an evening of wonderful music and dancing!

westfield-jazzband Friday, April 26th at 7:00 pm Jazz Concert and Dance in Pender’s Fellowship Hall Featuring the Westfield High School Jazz Band Join us for a fun time and some great jazz music!   You can sit and enjoy the music or join us on the dance floor – light refreshments will be provided.  This event is open to ages 18 years old and up.  Tickets are $10 per person in advance, $12 per person at the door.  This is a fundraising event – proceeds will be split between Pender Youth Ministry and the Westfield High School 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade Fund. To sign up and purchase your tickets online, click here through Thursday for $10.  The price will be $12 at the door.

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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC


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An Evening to Remember



Please join us at Pender UMC on May 18th, as we invite and entertain local residents of senior living facilities.
A night of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee and more, performed by the JC Reigns “Big Band”.
No charge, just come and make the night special for those who are not able to get out as much. They will be our guests, formally casual with a light dessert.
 It will be An Evening To Remember.
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music


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