Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 18, 2017) – The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will kick off its 2017-2018 Concert Series on Sunday, October 22, 2017! With a stellar lineup of eight concerts, the annual concert series will feature an eclectic mix of genres, including choral music, brass, Broadway and opera.
“No matter what your age, you’ll find music that inspires you this season at First Pres,” said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. “We are excited to have such talented groups of singers and musicians performing at our church this year, and we are eager to share their music with our community.”
The concert series will begin Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) with the Yedra-Chruszcz Duo. Internationally acclaimed husband-and-wife duo Bogdan Chruszcz and Velia Yedra will perform beautiful violin and piano music by Handel, Beethoven, De Fall and Kreisler, among others.
There is no cost to attend a concert at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, but donations will be collected during each concert to help support the church’s music ministry programming including the annual concert series.
Upcoming concerts in the 2017-2018 series are as follows:
The Yedra-Chruszcz Duo
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
First Pres opens its season with internationally acclaimed husband-and-wife duo Bogdan Chruszcz and Velia Yedra, who have been playing music together for more than 30 years. They will perform beautiful violin and piano music by Handel, Beethoven, De Fall and Kreisler, among others.
Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Experience the glorious music of Christmas presented by the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas.
Big Brass Live!
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.
This concert will feature music for a 12-member brass ensemble, percussion and organ. The program will display virtuosic artistry and powerful music from ancient times all the way through Broadway.
Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 4 p.m.
The FGO’s Studio Artist Program will present an array of singers performing everything from operatic arias through the wonderful big hits of Broadway. The Young Artist Program was founded in 1984 and has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading operatic training programs in the United States.
45th Annual Kirk Singer Musical
Michael R. Sayers, Director
Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
The Kirk Singers will present their 45th annual Broadway musical production in two dinner shows (Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10), and two theater-style performances (Thursday, March 8 and Sunday afternoon, March 11). Tickets, available after February 1, 2018 at firstpres.cc, will need to be purchased for each show.
Nova Singers Concert
Chuck Stanley, Director
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4 p.m.
This ensemble of voices is celebrating their 42nd singing season together! The Nova Singers have enjoyed performing a wide range of choral music, including a cappella, jazz, classical and symphonic genres, as well as several concert tours and recordings. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Annual Children’s Choir Musical
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 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 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The 2017-2018 Concert Series will conclude with the church’s Kirk Singer’s youth choir (grades 9-12) in their concert prior to their 55th Annual Summer Choir Tour.
For more information about the 2017-2018 concert series, contact Robin McEachern 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.