Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Concert Series Continues, Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Organist and Composer - Chelsea Chen and Nationally Renowned Cellist - Joseph Lee

Feb 17, 2016, 12:58 ET from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned and internationally acclaimed organist and composer Chelsea Chen and New York City Ballet Orchestra cellist Joseph Lee are sure to delight and excite audiences with their upcoming concert. The duo will take center stage on Sunday March 13, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, located at 5555 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.

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"As the Artistic Director of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Concert Series, I have been honored to present some of the best musicians in the world to the Fort Lauderdale community," said Chelsea Chen. "Mr. Lee is a distinguished cellist who has performed with many illustrious conductors. I am honored to join him in this concert performance."

Ms. Chen has received acclaim as a composer. Past performances have lauded Ms. Chen's "rare musicality" and "lovely lyrical grandeur," and she is described as having a compositional style that is "charming" and "irresistible" (Los Angeles Times). In 2014, she became Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and splits her time between Florida and New York, where she is Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

A musical sensation in his own right, Mr. Lee first began studying piano at the age of 4, violin at 7, and cello at the age of 11. He won the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition, which resulted in his concerto debut, playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto in Davies Symphony Hall under conductor Edwin Outwater. Mr. Lee was a member of the New World Symphony from 2010 until 2012, when he won his position with the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Only three concerts remain in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 2015-2016 Concert Series. To purchase tickets for the upcoming concerts, visit

Tickets for the concerts are $25 for preferred seating, $15 for general admission, $10 for senior admission, and $5 for student admission. To purchase individual tickets for any of the concerts in the series, visit

Other upcoming concerts in the series include:

United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir Concert – Free Concert
Friday, March 18, 2016, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Luke Ferraguti and Thomas Ridgway Piano Concert
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Chapel

Florida Singing Sons Boychoir
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary

For more information about the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 2015-2016 Concert Series or any other church programs, visit, email or call (954) 334 - 5174.

About Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Founded along the Pompano border by Rev. D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church has been declaring and demonstrating the liberating power of the Gospel since 1959. The church now offers a Sunday morning worship service at 10:15 a.m. and numerous opportunities to worship, connect and serve. Connect with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church by visiting the church's website at, Facebook page at, or Twitter page at

Laurie Menekou, (954) 732-0754

SOURCE Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church