The Aldersgate Philharmonic

An Evening with the Classics

The Aldersgate Philharmonic is a place where you can explore the beauty of classical works that move the soul to new levels of emotion. You’ll enjoy some of the best in small and large-scale classical ensembles from the main stage at Franklin First UMC Main Campus at Mack Hatcher.

From string quartets to chamber orchestra performances of the classics such as Bach, Haydn, and Mozart; Aldersgate Philharmonic now brings the refined elegance of classical music events to the Franklin community.

Join us on May 17, 2022 at 6:30 p.m..

Sangeetha Ekambaram, Soprano

Soprano Sangeetha Ekambaram most recently performed Chrysothemis in “A Look at Elektra”, (sponsored by the New York Chamber Music Festival), in the “Evolution of Ingenue” at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief) with Opera Huntsville, and in the opening gala concert at the Amadeo Bassi Festival. She was one of ten singers selected for the final reveal concert in NYIOP’s Anonymous Audition Project.

Jeffrey Williams, Baritone

Jeffrey Williams has been hailed by Baltimore Sun, as “very likable, a winning performance sung with much confidence, phrasing everything stylishly,” by Miami Herald as possessing a “commanding, sizeable, effortless, manly baritone” and by Opera News as a “versatile, fearless performer.”  He appears on three world-premiere recordings, two with Albany Records, Thomas Sleeper’s series of mini-operas Einstein’s Inconsistency and Michael Dellaira’s The Death of Webern, with the latter being recognized as a Critic’s Choice and one of the Five Best New Works of 2016 by Opera News.

Jennifer Quammen McGuire, Piano

Jennifer Quammen McGuire is a pianist, coach and conductor based in Nashville. Hailed by the Journal of Singing as “a most able collaborator, dispatching every pianistic challenge with complete aplomb,” she is Music Director of the Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Principal Senior Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at the Blair School of Music. McGuire maintains an active recital schedule in Nashville and across the country, with recent engagements at  Symphony Space, the University of Memphis and the Eastman School of Music, among others.