FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (First Pres) will kick off its 2016-2017 Concert Series on October 23, 2016. With an exciting lineup of eight concerts, the 2016-2017 concert series at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will feature a mix of genres, including Broadway, classical, jazz, and popular music.
"Music is a celebration of the human spirit," said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. "From world-renowned traveling artists to outstanding choral ensembles and youth musicians, our annual concert series offers something special for everyone."
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will launch the 2016-2017 Concert Series on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with BRASS thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music, in the church's Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301).
The season's opener, BRASS thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music, is especially exceptional as it includes music from the early Renaissance period and culminates with the jazz and contemporary periods. Comprised of ten brass players along with a percussionist, this musical experience is not-to-be-missed.
There is no cost to attend a concert at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (except for the Annual Kirk Singer Musical in March 2017), but donations will be collected during each concert to help support the church's annual Concert Series.
All concerts, with the exception of the Kirk Singer Musical, will be held in the Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The Kirk Singers Musical will take place in Fellowship Hall (451 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301).
Upcoming concerts in the 2016-2017 series include:
BRASS Thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
First Pres opens its season with an exciting program of great sounds of the brass.
Annual Christmas Concert
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Experience the glorious music of Christmas presented by the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas.
The Westminster Choir in Concert
Joe Miller, Conductor
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
World-renowned for their excellence in choral music, these students from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ will bring a program of music varied in style, composition, and the polished technique that have characterized this institution since 1926. This ensemble is the core of the larger symphonic choir that performs regularly with the major orchestras of the northeast.
Dunlap & Pennington
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
This concert is more than amazing! David Dunlap and Wesley Pennington bring their own sound and video system, their own concert grand piano, and a synthesizer that rivals a full symphony orchestra. Video cameras allow the audience to see the artists up close, projected on the big screen. Their program consists of classical selections, jazz, and popular music.
44th Annual Kirk Singer Musical
Michael R. Sayers, Director
Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Kirk Singers will present their 44th annual Broadway musical production in two dinner shows (Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11), and two theater-style performances (Thursday, March 9 and Sunday afternoon, March 12). Tickets, available after February 1, 2017 at www.firstpres.cc, will need to be purchased for each show.
Cathedral Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Symphony of the Americas joins again with our Cathedral Choir in a concert of sacred music, prior to the beginning of our Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter celebrations.
Annual Children's Choir Musical
Gretchen Fasulo, Conductor
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
First Pres' Children's Choirs will present their Spring musical, featuring music about faith and the scriptures. There is always a lesson remembered for years to come both by the children and the congregation.
Kirk Singer Farewell Concert
Michael R. Sayers, Conductor
Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
The 2016-2017 Concert Series will conclude with the church's Kirk Singer's youth choir (grades 9-12) in their concert prior to their 54th Annual Summer Choir Tour.
For more information about the concert series, contact Robin McEachern, Minister of Music at (954) 598-9322 or RobinM@firstpres.cc. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, please visit www.firstpres.cc, call (954) 462-6200 or like the church's Facebook page by clicking here.
About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers two regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit the website at www.firstpres.cc.
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