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Metamorphosis will be a night of music, art, dance, and theater at the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens. At this free event, we will feature a wide variety of chamber ensembles performing new music by composers Garry Rider, Ferdinando De Sena, Federico Bonacossa, Gary Thomas, Stephanie Curcio, Miguel A. Nieves, Mario Davidovsky, and Orlando Garcia. Featured performers for the night will include choreographer and dancer Joanna M. Ursal, the Salted Earth Dance Ensemble, cellist Jason Calloway, pianist Jim Gasior, bassist Gary Thomas, drummer Michael Piolet, harpist Kristina Finch, harpist Kay Kemper, and the Music in Miami Chamber Ensemble. We will of course also have our famous art gallery showcasing the works of Melanie Sarria, Amanda Covach, Felipe Melendrez, Peter Olsen, Rachel Fontaine Morris, Meg Wallace, and Adria Llerena, as well as our first ever play by M.J. Fievre, directed by Gladys Ramirez, and featuring actors Amy Coker and Robert Fritz. As always, CMN events are free to public. Reserve your seats at www.cmnarts.org now!

CMN Season IV is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the City of Coral Gables.

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.

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. DzMusic is a celebration of the human spirit,dz said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. DzFrom world-renowned traveling artists to outstanding choral ensembles and youth musicians, our annual concert series offers something special for everyone.dzFirst 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 MusicSunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. First Pres opens its season with an exciting program of great sounds of the brass.  
(954) 462-6200 ? www.firstpres.cc ? 401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Page 2 of 3Annual 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. 
(954) 462-6200 ? www.firstpres.cc ? 401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Page 3 of 3First 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. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

 

The internationally acclaimed Brass Faculty at Lynn University Conservatory will join forces with the entire conservatory brass department and Organist Mark Jones for a truly sonic spectacular in a glorious space! Performing a wide range of selections including:

Richard. Strauss:  Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare

Heinrich Schutz: Psalm VIII for three brass choirs and organ
Giovanni Gabrieli Canzoni Septimi Toni no. 2

John Williams: Hymn to the Fallen
Eugene Gigout: Grand Choer Dialogue

Traditional Trumpet Tunes with Organ
Kenneth Amis: Bell Tones’ Ring

Leonard Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story and more!

 

Don’t miss this exciting program, our last concert of the season!

$15 suggested donation received at the door.

The First Presbyterian Church ”The Pink Church”  •  2331 NE 26th Avenue, Pompano Beach FL 33062
For more information call 954-941-2308, Music Office ext. 112  mjones@thepinkchurch.org
The Pink Church is located one block northeast of Copans Road and Federal Highway 

“D” Another Day: Trinity’s Director of Music continues his romp through the alphabet with a multi-keyboard (organ, harpsichord, and piano) program of music by Pierre DuMage, Claude Debussy, Jan Dussek, and Maurice Drufle.
With a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance from the University of Kansas, Dr. Horton holds a Master of Music in Organ from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in East Asian Studies from Cornell University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Advanced Study in Performance and Organology at the Conservatoire National de Region in Toulouse, France. In the past, he served as the Director of Keyboard Studies at Dordt College, the Director of Music at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, IL, and was the Interim Chapel Organist for Duke Divinity School. He has served Holy Trinity Lutheran Church since September 2014.

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