Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 12, 2015) – The Christmas season is over, but First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s 2014-2015 Concert Series is still going strong. On January 18, 2015, at 7 p.m., the church will host the Westminster Concert Bell Choir for a special performance, then they will present a concert by Ashley Palmer Lindsay, Soprano, on February 22, 2015, at 7 p.m. Both concerts are free and will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale in the Sanctuary located at 401 SE 15 Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
“We are thrilled to be offering these two concerts that truly showcase talented musicians,” said Robin L. McEachern, First Presbyterian’s Minister of Music.
Led by Conductor, Kathleen Ebling-Shaw, the Westminster Concert Bell Choir from Princeton, New Jersey, will be on their winter concert tour in South Florida. The ensemble performs on the largest set of handbells in the world and promises a spectacular program of all kinds of music. Many of the bells are made of bronze and range in weight from four ounces to 11 pounds; the Choir also uses the large “Basso Profundo” aluminum-cast bells that are a new phenomenon in handbell ringing. The Choir supplements its handbells with a six-octave set of Malmark Choirchime instruments from C2 to C8 – the widest range in existence.
Then on February 22, 2015, Fort Lauderdale native, Ashley Palmer Lindsay, Soprano will perform An Evening of Stories and Songs. Ashley will share stories about the songs that inspired her to become a singer. She studied voice at Northwestern University in Illinois, and sings in the church’s Cathedral Choir and Contemporary Worship service. Ashley has sung Broadway, Opera and Oratorio, Musical Theater, and sacred music at First Presbyterian. Her personal insights, as well as her beautiful voice, will make for a great evening of music.
While both concerts are free and open to the public, an offering will be collected to help support the music ministry’s future programming. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s concert series, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, please visit www.firstpres.cc or call (954) 462-6200. Like what First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is doing? Show it 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.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 401 SE 15 Ave., Fort Lauderdale.