The Music Continues at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church with Concert Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Organist and Composer - Matthew Martin

Nov 06, 2015, 15:05 ET from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew Martin, internationally acclaimed composer and organist, will take the stage at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Highway, for the third concert in the church's 2015-2016 Concert Series. The concert will take place on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4 p.m.  in the church's Sanctuary.

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Matthew Martin's concert will feature popular organ and piano compositions spanning several decades, such as Francis Pott's "Toccata," Maurice Duruflé's "Scherzo (Op 5)" and J.S Bach's "Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch da komm 'ich herr' (769)."

This concert at Coral Ridge is one of three tour spots sponsored by the Fratelli Ruffatti Company, which is internationally renowned for building fine pipe organs.

"Having performed in some of the most prestigious music venues from the UK to Japan and Australia, Matthew Martin is an artist we are honored and excited to welcome to South Florida," said Chelsea Chen, Artistic Director of the Coral Ridge Concert Series. "It should be a captivating evening for everyone in attendance."

Matthew Martin, of The London Oratory, which is internationally recognized as one of the outstanding custodians of sacred music in the Catholic tradition, has studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris.

His "spikily dynamic style of composition" (BBC Music Magazine) has led him to develop compositions for many prominent ensembles including the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, St John's College, Cambridge and the American Guild of Organists. Most recently his 2015 disc of choral music was released by the choir of Magdalen College, Oxford directed by Daniel Hyde on the Opus Arte label. As a result of the release, he was awarded a five-star review in Choir & Organ magazine.

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church's 2015-2016 Concert Series includes ten concerts hosted in the church's Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and Chapel. To purchase tickets for the November 22, 2015 concert featuring Matthew Martin, visit

Tickets for the concerts are $25 for preferred seating, $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors (65 years or older), and $5 for children (18 years or younger) and students. To purchase individual tickets for any of the concerts in the series, visit Subscription packages are also available at Purchasers of a subscription package of five or nine concerts will receive a 10% or 15% discount, respectively.

Upcoming concerts in the series include:

Master Chorale of South Florida Christmas Concert
Friday December 4, 2015, 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Gregory Zelek Organ Concert
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio
Friday, February 5, 2016, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Chelsea Chen | Organ and Strings
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary

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


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