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Concert Series

2019-2020 Season

Second Thursday of the Month 

5:30-6:30 pm

Common Time concerts are on pause for the time being.

We encourage people of all ages and levels of interest in classical music to join us for a one-hour concert and coffee! There is no charge for the concert, but a free will offering basket will be available in the back of the Sanctuary. 50% of the proceeds will go to Feed NM Kids, an organization set to end childhood hunger in New Mexico. The rest of the offering will be used to pay for the food as well as pay our hard-working performers.

Each concert provides the audience with the performers' knowledge of their pieces and the main composer being presented. Audience members are encouraged to record on their phones, using the hashtag #commontime. 

Common Time Concert Series takes place on the second Thursday of the month in the Sanctuary of St. John's United Methodist Church from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The goal is to further the education of classical music in the community, while sharing in fellowship and conversation. All ages welcome!

There will be refreshments provided before, during, and after the concert, and the performers will be around to talk about the music!

September 12

Mozart & Macarons

October 10

Bach & Banana Bread

November 14

Amy Beach & Apple Pie

December 12

Schubert & Strudel

January 9

Beethoven & Bundt Cake

February 13

Debussy & Doughnuts

March 12


April 16

Boulanger & Brownies

May 14

Schumann & Streusel

June 11

Brahms & Birthday Cake

The Musicians:

Shea Perry,

Soprano & Director

A Connecticut native, Shea Perry is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico where she studied Vocal Performance. She holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from The Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut. She is a soprano, music teacher, and arts administrator. She teaches choir at the Young Musician Initiative and St. John's United Methodist Church. Along with singing, Shea enjoys photography, classical music, her cats, and long walks on the beach. Recently Shea has been featured as a soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Bach's Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, and Bach's Weihnachts Oratorium. Shea sings with Quintessence Choral Artists, Opera Southwest, and was most recently featured as a soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic in the Fauré Requiem. 

A native of Brazil, Gabriel Longuinhos began learning the piano in 2005 at the age of 17 in his hometown of Santos, Brazil, where he performed in his first recitals. He earned his B.A. from the University of Campinas in 2012 under the guidance of renowned Brazilian pianist Maria José Carrasqueira; he also worked as the resident vocal pianist, a position which he held for two years, playing in the studios of Profs. Adriana Kayama and Luciano Simões. In the interim, he performed in numerous concerts, including a solo recital in the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MuBE) as well as a voice and piano recital with Dr. Simões, both in São Paulo city. As of 2017, Gabriel has finished a dual Master’s degree in Collaborative and Solo Piano under Juilliard alumna Pamela Pyle, during which he held an assistantship as a resident collaborative pianist, working intensely with the great chamber, vocal and solo piano literature; he was also a recipient of the Friends of Music scholarship. Gabriel was part of New Mexico New Music contemporary music ensemble for two years, and worked as a collaborative pianist at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gabriel currently holds a position as the pianist at the First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque, and freelances in the area.




St. John's United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Pamela Rowley, Senior Pastor

2626 Arizona Street NE 
Albuquerque, NM 87110